By Iñigo S. Roces
Exclusive Italian hypercar marque, Pagani, is officially entering the Philippine auto market. The Autohub Group, distributor of luxury brands like Mini, Lotus, and Rolls-Royce, will be its official distributor.
Besides the British marques, the Autohub Group, which is led by Willy Tee Ten, also operates several Ford, Nissan, and Mazda dealerships. It also has expertise in the motorcycle segment, handling brands like Vespa, UM and the Piaggio Ape.
Pagani Automobili is the creator of such eye-catching and space age vehicles like the Zonda and Huayra. It was founded in 1992 by former Lamborghini engineer, Horacio Pagani. Automobile enthusiasts refer to its products as hypercars due to their performance that typically surpasses established supercars like Lamborghini, Ferrari and Porsche, and capable of reaching speeds in excess of 320 km/h.
The Autohub Group has yet to reveal official prices of its models as it may vary depending on options, however a standard Huayra is offered in the US starting at USD 1.4 million, easily translating to an eight-figure price tag in Philippine Pesos.