The 2017 Pagani Huayra BC Macchina Volante is a version originally commissioned by American supercar collector Kris Singh and designed to honor both Leonardo da Vinci and Juan Manuel Fangio, two heroes of Horacio Pagani. It is a version of the Huayra BC (which was sold out) and as expected Pagani is making lots of one-offs.
In the case of da Vinci, the car’s Macchina Volante name, Italian for “flying machine,” is a reference to the Renaissance figure’s attempts to design a vehicle capable of flight and featuring winglets and flaps to keep it planted. The Huayra, too, relies on wings and flaps to shape the air around it as hurtles down the road.
You need to look inside the car to see the reference to Fangio. The somewhat out of place tartan trim was inspired by the interior of the legendary racer’s 1955 Mercedes-Benz W196 Formula 1 car. Very cool.
Singh’s Huayra BC is thought to be number 12 of the 20 examples built and was sent back to Pagani for all the customization.