Horacio used to spend the week at his workshop, dealing with special orders. Among the most difficult challenges that he had to face at that time, there was the contract for the construction of two units of a prototype commissioned by the Road Laboratory of the Institute of Research and Development of the National University of Rosario.
The vehicles in question would be the first ever made in Latin America and would represent a first in terms of technical performance. It was a computerized tool, composed of several sensors and mounted on a mobile structure, which, circulating on the roads, would have measured the roughness of the road surface.
In technical jargon, this vehicle was called roughness meter. The proposal was very interesting, as it would give the young Pagani the opportunity to demonstrate his knowledge in the field of suspensions and performance of the chassis in the many different height and roughness conditions of the ground, which is a key issue for a successful measurement.