A New Teaser Reveals the Pagani C10’s Gated Manual Transmission and Other Design Details

Although we’re meeting in September of 2022, we’re discussing a brand-new vehicle with a gate manual gearbox. The Pagani C10 […]


Although we’re meeting in September of 2022, we’re discussing a brand-new vehicle with a gate manual gearbox. The Pagani C10 offers the one percent the opportunity to shift gears as they see fit. The successor to the Huayra will also use a V12 engine, making it the most powerful production engine in the world. The new hypercar will be powered by a 6.0-liter AMG engine with twin turbochargers and a dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Since the Huayra wasn’t previously recognized by its C9 codename, a new teaser film posted on social media provides a better look at C10, which is expected to go under a different appellation. Taking design influences from the Zonda or Huayra before everything, Horacio Pagani’s next performance vehicle seems to feature circular headlamps and the famous quad exhaust tips in the middle of the rear. The curvy, low-slung hypercar of Modena will also include leaf-like side mirrors. Spy photos have shown a black version of such golden center lock wheels and openings in disguise for vents to cool front brakes, much as on the version it’s replacing. As was previously disclosed, one of the primary goals was to decrease body mass.

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The C10’s increased power of around 40 horsepower above the Huayra was unveiled in October 2021. The Codalunga is the next masterpiece from Pagani, and it has Xtrac results that appear transmission to transfer its 840 horsepower & 811 lb-ft (1,100 Nm) torque to the road. Also, we’re wondering what kind of manual transmission will be installed in the different beasts to manage all that power. Long sold out, Pagani plans to make just 280–300 of the C10 in whatever configuration. It is unknown if the manual version will offer the same power as the automated model or whether selecting the stick shift would restrict the V12’s output (coupe, roadster, special edition). Look around at the lines from Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Bugatti, & Maserati; there isn’t a third pedal. The Italian brand declared over a year ago that demand from US buyers would’ve been enough to fill the order books, even though the vehicle has yet to be shown. Moreover, once EVs become the norm, the manual may be extinct.

One advantage of being a tiny, boutique hypercar manufacturer like Pagani is that you have the freedom to go against the grain. As a result, Pagani is switching back to a stick shift after using a sequence automated-manual transmission in the Huayra. Horacio Pagani explained the return of a three-pedal ‘box in the C10 by saying, “My audience desires to experience emotions when going to drive. They don’t care about pure performance and shift times.” 

In addition, the C10 is the first Pagani with an open-gate manual; previously, Pagani’s manual transmissions had traditional linkages covered by leather boots, like the one in the original Zonda. It’s also the first of its kind to hit shelves in a long time. Lamborghini’s Gallardo and Audi’s first-generation R8 were the final open-gate manual supercars available until their discontinuation in 2014 & 2015, respectively.