The New Pagani

The New Pagani

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Streetrod

6,436 posts

163 months

Saturday 18th February 2012
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To put more of a positive spin on things, for most of the last four months of last year Pagani was jetting around the world introducing the new car to what he hopes will be its new markets and has been busiely signing up dealers as well including HR Owen in London. I would like to think those guys would not have signed up unless a good business plan was in place as well support from the factory.

And if the very strong rumour that Sebastian Vettel is going to get one of the first cars happens to be true then that would be a major marketing coup in Pagani's favour. Anyway expect a very bullish Pagani to make a splash at the up and coming Geneva show

Mx5guy

16,114 posts

158 months

Sunday 19th February 2012
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There are new Zondas being built, but they're being built as quickly (presumably work is also concentrating on the Huayra) so it seems as if they are not. There are also quite a few parts for the first Huayras made and some of these are at least part assembled. I suspect they had problems with something in the car (e.g. electronics like the McLaren) or the airbag issue delayed them more than they thought it would. I also suspect after seeing the trouble McLaren had from releasing cars "too quickly" then they wanted to avoid the bad press. I think the problems came from releasing the first pictures and promises of test-drives too quickly, and so with delays on top it creates big problems in regards to image. It is also known the owner of the Zonda HH cancelled his order for a Huayra, potentially down to the delay in time for it to be delivered...

pork911

5,276 posts

140 months

Sunday 19th February 2012
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maybe pagini should have a read the 'best way to fund a supercar?' thread - since they claim to work on a 'cash on hand' basis

denial here: http://images.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/nhtsap...

this was last august and no substantive news since - probably best just drop the US for the moment and move on, do a US model when have the money and cost of advanced airbags is less?

but presumably that would mean repaying US deposits - are things that bad that they can't afford to do that? are there other fundamental problems?

Edited by pork911 on Sunday 19th February 18:44

Streetrod

6,436 posts

163 months

Sunday 19th February 2012
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I have seen that petition before. What I find funny is that if Pagani had been making a loss then they would probably had got the exemption they required. Strange then that koenigsegg did. :scratchchin

SonnyM

3,452 posts

150 months

Monday 20th February 2012
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There's many more importantand larger markets than the US right now.