Pagani is the definition of an exotic carmaker. Its products are ultra-high performance, stunningly luxurious, and most important of all, practically as rare as a unicorn. Most of us will never get a chance to see one, let alone sit inside and be swaddled in Italian leather, Alcantara, and carbon fiber. For the chance to see and experience some of Pagani’s beautiful vehicles at its Modena, Italy headquarters, one can now simply make a virtual visit using Google Street View.
Inside, virtual visitors are greeted by a beautiful and well-lit space decked out in Pagani goodies that include design sketches, models, display engines, and historical bric-a-brac. Best of all, of course, are the cars. Resting in the corner is founder Horacio Pagani’s Formula Renault race car, which looks remarkable even next to a modern jaw-dropper like the Huarya just a few feet away.
While we could spend an entire day circling the Pagani Huayra and admiring its gorgeous lines, savvy Googlers will notice that if you zoom in close enough, it’ll open up and invite you inside. The Pagani Huayra looks like an alien spaceship with its super-low stance, gullwing doors, and exposed carbon-titanium construction. The cockpit looks like something out of an Asimov novel, with enough switches, lights, and gauges to induce a seizure. We can think of few other places we’d want to sit at 230 mph.
Outside, visitors are welcome to gallivant around Pagani’s tasteful courtyard. Soon enough, however, you’ll want to sample the Pagani Zonda Roadster Cinque—one of five topless road-going versions of the famed Zonda R. It’s impressive on the outside as it is on the inside, and if you drag the view upward you can imagine what it would be like to command 678 hp with the sun shining down on you.
If you’d like to take your own virtual tour, click here. Then again, Modena is probably beautiful this time of year. Either way, the Pagani factory is most definitely worth a visit for exotic enthusiasts and auto history buffs alike. Google's Street View cameras have also documented Mazda's museum in Japan, Lamborghini's in Italy, and even the Top Gear test track.