Perfect for a millionaire who knows how to drive stick, Pagani has built a one-off Huayra with a manual transmission. Packing 852 hp and with a price tag upwards of $3 million, it’s the most powerful and expensive road-going car with a manual gearbox.


Pagani has revealed a new one-off special edition of the Huayra, which comes equipped with a manual transmission – a first for the Huayra. Called the Pagani Huayra Epitome, the bespoke supercar was unveiled a week before it debuts at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. While Pagani already launched Huayra’s successor, the Utopia, in 2022, the Italian supercar manufacturer is known for cranking out special editions even after a model is discontinued. Commissioned by an unnamed but important client, the Epitome was built by Pagani’s Grandi Complicazioni division, the automaker’s in-house department responsible for creating special projects. It took the team no less than nine months to conceptualize the one-of-a-kind supercar and another ten months to design and develop the Epitome — no surprise it’s being touted as the pinnacle of Pagani street cars.


The highlight of the Huayra Epitome is its manual transmission. To date, all Huayra supercars were equipped with six- or seven-speed sequential transmissions. However, the deep-pocketed client wanted to take the Huayra “to its highest expression.” As a result, the folks at Pagani managed to bolt a seven-speed manual gearbox from Xtrac to the 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine.

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The Mercedes-AMG V12 powering the Epitome is tuned to produce 852 horsepower and 811 pound-feet of torque, making the bespoke supercar the most powerful road-going car with a manual gearbox. The power is routed to the rear wheels through an electronically controlled differential and a “racing style” tripod driveshaft. Pagani says the top speed is electronically limited to 217mph.


The Huayra Epitome features a stunning naked blue carbon fiber body with gold accents. Its unique design elements set it apart from other Huayra versions. The front bumper features an integrated splitter that helps to provide increased downforce, along with larger intakes, new inner ducts, and bespoke lighting units. The rear features an integrated wing, joined by aerodynamically optimized taillight covers and a six-tip titanium exhaust. The special edition rides on a set of seven-spoke wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires.

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Additionally, Pagani says the suspension geometry has been revised, which “reduces dive in acceleration, pitch in braking, and roll in corners.” It also has an active suspension system with a “super soft” mode for extra comfort on rough roads. On the inside, the cabin is wrapped in carbon fiber and ultra-premium leather. The manual transmission’s gated shifter with its exposed mechanism is undoubtedly the party piece. Since the Epitome is a one-off, there’s no word on the pricing. But it’ll surely be significantly more expensive than the standard Huayra’s $3 million starting price.

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