The Pagani Huayra (pronounced why-ra) is Pagani’s next supercar. We found this video on YouTube which shows the engineering and thought that has gone into Pagani’s latest
The new Pagani Huayra is one of the most eagerly awaited supercars with the promise of 720bhp from its mid-mounted 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged engine – enough power to blast it to an estimated 235mph top speed.
Horacio Pagani is a small, neat man with a shock of carefully groomed silver hair, owlish wire-framed glasses, and a penchant for quoting Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci. He also builds one of the most singular supercars in the world.
The Pagani Zonda made its debut at the 1999 Geneva show, and impressed with its performance, quality, and surprisingly well-sorted chassis and powertrain. The Pagani Huayra — it’s pronounced “h-wire-a” — is the long-awaited successor to the Zonda. And the good news is, despite a last-minute hitch over two-stage airbags, this 230-mph road rocket will be sold in the U.S. The first cars — Pagani took 12 orders for the $1.2-million (base price) Huayra over the Pebble Beach weekend — are scheduled to arrive in 2013.
Pagani has unleashed a maelstrom of photos and info on its new supercar, the Huayra. (And here we thought “Touareg” was hard to pronounce.) The name is taken from Huayra Tata—the god of wind among the Aymara people of South America—and here is the car in an electrifying nutshell: 690 hp, 738 lb-ft of torque, enough exotic materials to build five Ferraris, and looks that are, well, remarkably restrained for Pagani.
When Pagani builds a new car, we jump to attention, but not because it comes from a brand that carries the momentum of glorious heritage or racing success or the patronage of royalty and stars. Pagani doesn’t have those things to fall back on. The non-petrolhead world doesn’t know about Pagani. It’s our secret, and absent all that branding stuff, it’s the car itself that has to do all the work.
The Pagani Zonda is one of my favorite cars of all time. Doesn’t matter if it’s the F, R, Cinque Ciento, or Eddie Bauer edition, I think they’re the best of the hyper cars. From the way they look on the outside, the screaming AMG motors, the incredible performance and especially the hand-made jewelry-like interior, they are just exquisite. I must admit, I don’t think the Huayra is as pretty as the Zonda, but it has active aerodynamic flaps, like a damn fighter jet, so who cares what it looks like (it’s still pretty, just not perfect).
THE HUAYRA, Pagani’s successor to the Zonda hypercar has broken cover. The result of a seven-year development program, the Huayra (pronounced “why-rah”) represents a new direction for the tiny Italian marque.
Instantly recognisable as a Pagani, the Huayra is more rounded and mature than the Zonda. And despite its huge performance potential, closer to a GT than its pointy, race-car-like predecessor.
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