Pagani Huayra is a successor to Pagani Zonda. This Italian car was named „The Hyper car of 2012” by Top Gear magazine, and is still the fastest car to ever go through the Top Gear test track. It made an appearance in the movie Transformers: Age of Extinction.
As for the body style, the huayra is a classy two-door berlinetta sports car. The designers of this model never left the original idea of active aerodynamics. The entire car is shaped like an elliptical wing, in fact, the flaps of the upper part of the car are designed to behave like little wings. If the driver suddenly turns the wheel, the flaps act in order to prevent excess body roll. Whereas under braking, the flaps lift to behave like air brakes.
The interior of the Huayra is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Your mind will be blown. It’s a masterpiece, beyond any compare. The seats are heavenly comfortable, center console is jaw-dropping gorgeous, and the transmission selector is worthy of praise. Mr. Pagani, the chief designer, also took care of powerful high-end stereo systems.
The panel of the navigation screen and climate controls consists in a single 15-pound block of aluminum and is fitted with delicate buttons made to resemble a clarinet keys, because Pagani is a passionate amateur musician.
All in all, Pagani Huayra is a product of top quality craftsmanship.
Engine and performance
The Huayra uses Mercedes-AMG M158 V12 twin-Turbo 6.0 l engine. It was designed to reduce turbo lag and improve response, realized with smaller turbos, a different intercooler configuration and re-programmed ECU settings.
Overall displacement is 5980 cc.
With the power of 730 hp, it produces 1000 Nm of torque. Its maximum speed is about 231 mph (372 km/h), and is capable of developing acceleration 0-60 miles per hour (100 km/h) within 3.2 seconds.
As for the gearbox, it’s a transverse sequential seven speed gearbox – AMT robotized system with driving programs. The transmission can be set to comfort mode or sports mode.
The car is equipped with Brembo brake calipers, rotors and pads. The calipers have four pistons in front and four in the rear. The rotors are drilled carbon ceramic.
Price and release date
Pagani Huayra made an official debut in Geneva Auto Salon in March 2011 and its base price was $1,070,500. In February 2015, it was announced that Pagani Huayra has been sold out, because there were only 100 units produced. However, it was also announced that the roadster version of this car will make its debut in Geneva Motor Show in 2016.