Source: AP Racing announcement

COVENTRY, U.K. — AP Racing, the world-renowned brake and clutch supplier, has expanded its partnership with Pagani Automobili S.p.A., the iconic Italian hypercar manufacturer, to develop a new pedal box specifically designed for the Huayra R. 

As a long-standing partner of Pagani – having worked on the development of the clutch system for both the Zonda and the Huayra – AP racing has expanded the relationship with the development, testing and now manufacture of a bespoke high specification sliding pedal box for the atelier’s latest creation.

The Huayra R is Pagani’s most extreme hypercar. Designed for track use only, it features a naturally aspirated V12 that revs to 9000 rpm and generates 850 HP and 750 Nm of torque. Limited to just 30 examples with a base price of €2.6 million, the Huayra R is a celebration of performance, technology and art that epitomizes the achievement and future of the Pagani brand.

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As a track-focused hypercar, the quality, ergonomics, feel and aesthetic of the pedal box was extremely important. Not only would it be a key focal point of driver interaction, but a vital control input to extract maximum performance. With the goal of meeting the ambitious target of only 1,050 kg for the Huayra R, minimizing weight was also a keen priority for the Pagani engineers. 

To meet the quality, performance and design expectations of Pagani’s technical team, AP Racing worked with them closely to better understand their aims. Together, they worked through several design iterations, each time refining and lightening the bespoke pedal box design until it had been perfected. With testing now complete, AP Racing is manufacturing the pedal boxes for all 30 production cars and their customer-dedicated accompanying simulators.

Horacio Pagani, Founder of Pagani Automobili S.p.A., commented: “It is always a pleasure to work with AP Racing, a trusted supplier to Pagani since 1999. We had very challenging goals for the Huayra R’s pedal box, as it is a key driver input and feedback component – integral to the overall driving experience. The AP Racing team has done an excellent job of minimizing weight while also exceeding our expectations for quality and ergonomic design.”

David Hamblin, Managing Director at AP Racing, commented: “Horacio Pagani and the Pagani Automobili brand are iconic within the automotive world, combining luxury and extreme attention to detail with incredible performance. We are thrilled to be working with the Pagani team once again, this time providing pedal boxes that meet the quality, performance, feel and aesthetic expectations of Pagani’s customers.

“From the beginning, we knew that the pedal box would need to be optimized for driver performance and would play a key role in how the Huayra R felt to drive. We worked with Pagani’s engineers to refine the design, removing weight wherever possible without compromising styling or function. Now, as we move into production, we look forward to continuing and building upon our relationship with Pagani as a trusted supplier and engineering partner.”