The first thing we see is a blue device with the words “Airflow Sensor. Handle with Care” etched below it in a nice serif font. Presumably, it’s not the typical m ass airflow sensor throwing a check engine
Next, a gauge flashes before us. It looks like a speedometer, except velocity is measured not in miles or kilometers per hour, but in knots, indicated by an analog dial and red needle on the outside, and the speed of sound in a vertically oriented digital readout on the inside. Also known as mach speed, or 767.269 mph, seems like quite a quick pace for a road car, but you’ll notice the speed features a little decimal point. In the trailer, the car accelerates to Mach 0.12, an easily attainable 92 mph. Of course, that’s still just a fraction of the speed other Paganis have achieved, like the Huayra Imola’s 240 mph
Notably, the engine is a growling internal combustion unit. There have been rumors of an electric Pagani but this isn’t it. The Huayra replacement was supposed to have debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March for a 2021 arrival, but the event was canceled at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Reports say the successor will have an AMG-built V12 like the Huayra, with electric power to come later.
Accompanying the short video tweet is a cryptic message: “On December 17th, we will celebrate Air Speed. Stay with us and hold on tight!
While we aren’t looking forward to having to convert fractions of mach to mph while accelerating in a multi-million dollar supercar, we suspect buyers won’t worry too much and instead enjoy the novelty.