While doing some research on the Pagani Imola, I wound up digging a little on the Italian exotic automaker’s website. It’s very slickly produced and has lots of great visuals, with bits of information some might consider important (i.e., specifications) peppered in sparingly here and there.
That’s when I found something cool: a special, unannounced Pagani variant—by the looks of it, some sort of Huayra. It’s hidden in the website’s source code, where only super-elite hackers like myself would discover it:
No, it’s not a Pagani you or anyone else can drive (sorry). Then again, you have as much of a chance of driving it as you do any of the automaker’s real cars, right? Anyway, it’s good to know that someone is keeping the noble tradition of ASCII art alive.
If you want to check it out yourself, open any page on Pagani’s website, view the page source (how you go about doing that depends on your web browser), and scroll down a bit. There you have it!
After doing a little bit of due diligence, I can’t claim to be the first person to discover this automotive Easter egg, but surprisingly, it still seems almost totally unknown. I’d like to think that everybody who finds it wins something—just like finding the star on the Tootsie Pop wrappers definitely meant you got a free sucker. In this case, a full-size Huayra seems like a reasonable reward. Pagani, please free to shoot me an email—I’ll let you know where to drop it off.