Pagani Huayra Revealed… And it’s insane.

Posted: January 28, 2011 in News
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Pagani Huayra finally arrives.

The hype hitting the motoring world at the moment is none other than the long anticipated revealing of the Pagani Zonda’s successor: the Huayra.  What a beautiful piece of engineering it is too!

The Huayra (pronounced h-wire-a) sports a twin-turbo 6.0 litre AMG V12 that produces 730bhp and 811lb ft of torque.  No performance figures have been released as of yet, but it should prove to be something mind boggling as the Huayra only weighs 1,350kg and the tires are rated up to 230mph.  Click here to see more photos of the Huayra.

The most striking design feature is the Huayra’s gullwing doors, but maybe I’m just a sucker for gullwing doors, which is why I love the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG so much.  Don’t let the design distract you too much though, because that’s not what this car is about, as many motoring aficionados will tell you.

The tub within which the Huayra’s massive AMG engine sits is made from Pagani’s carbon-titanium, as well as the bespoke seven-speed paddleshift transmission from Xtrac.  The Huayra sits on a race-type pushrod setup, with adjustable Ohlins dampers and aluminium alloy wishbones.

The car also features four individual computer-controlled flaps on its upper surfaces.  This allows you to control the downforce on each corner of the car, which translates into better times around the track.

Mr. Pagani also believes that the car will achieve 23.5mpg on the combined cycle, which is pretty impressive… all things considered.

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Comments
  1. Stuart Thomas says:

    The great thing about motring is that something as mechanically simple as the new Atom can make the boys at Pagani as excited as they were when Top Gear took it around and asked what they thought.

  2. Seán Ward says:

    I still cannot pronnounce the name at all.

    I’m tempted just to call it the Pagani Zonda Mk. 2.

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