Italy is world famous for its passionate supercars launched by Ferrari, Lamborghini oh maserati, among others. However, in Italian lands one of the most exclusive car companies in the world was also born and in which the car is directly considered an article of art. The said company is Paganiwho, after performing for four years a feasibility study on electric vehiclesthis project has been entirely abandoned, at least for the moment.
It was the CEO and founder of the company, Horacio Pagani, who confirmed in recent statements to the media Coach its approach to this booming sector. The leader was very opposed to the current electric models because he thinks they are too heavy, lack emotion in their driving and most of the energy provided by their motors is not produced in a sustainable way, which eliminates the consideration from the outset of “sustainable vehicles”.
Moreover, Horacio thinks that in his particular case, where only a small number of units are sold per year, it has almost no effect on the damage to environmental sustainability, since its impact is negligible. Especially since their owners, in general, are collectors who only travel a few kilometers a year with their sports cars.
In 2018, the company created a team of specialists who would work on the possible launch of an electric supercar, focusing on a possible worldwide homologation of the model (in particular for the American market); however, “in four years, we have never found interest in the supercar market for an electric model”assured the founder.
Horacio Pagani was very opposed to the electric car in general, even if during his interview he assured that he owns a You’re here and admits that “it is not necessary to have such high performance in electric cars. It’s excessive”. The founder says his vision for an electric vehicle is that it not only offers good performance, but also promotes the emotion of driving its occupants, which, according to him, is far from being achieved at the moment.
During the four years of study carried out by the brand, they concluded that to achieve the expected performance and specifications, They should house a battery weighing 600 kilos, which is half the total weight of a Pagani Huayra R (1,070 kilos). “The ideal would be to make a light car, around 1,300 kilos, but it is currently impossible.” In fact, his biggest partner is Mercedes-Benz which provides the V12 engine that it installs in its exclusive supercars, so that it can have access to the electric technology that the German firm already has.
With these statements, Pagani does not close the door on the possibility of launching an electric supercar in the coming years, but the first condition to be met is that the final weight of the model is low. One of the firm’s dogmas is that its cars should be easy to drive on a daily basis and, all the same, be “crazy machines” on the circuit; in short, “that they are not stressful for their drivers”, which, according to him, is only within reach of traditional mechanics. Currently the company manufactures about one car per week and the delivery time for a model is about three years.