🏎️ Pagani Huayra
🛠️ V12 6.0 1100NM 730HP
💨 3,3 seconds
💶 No longer on sale
What is it?
The Pagani Huayra is a made in Italy hypercar produced since 2011 as a successor to the Zonda. The name Huayra derives from the South American mythological figure of the wind god Huayra-tata. Produced in a few dozen units a year, the Huayra is one of the rarest and most expensive cars ever.
The highly original style of the Huayra is perfectly engineered for maximum aerodynamics, and there is no shortage of innovation gems such as the presence of two front and two rear movable wing profiles: the front ones have the function of facilitating braking by creating greater resistance to the force of the air and therefore temporarily decrease the Cx of the car, just as happens on an airplane, while the rear ones perform the function of retractable spoiler. The car therefore continuously changes shape to deliver maximum performance in every situation. Many other aesthetic elements such as the shape of the doors recall the world of aeronautics.
The extreme opulence of the Huayra is reconfirmed in the interior, where every detail is handcrafted and there are some original details, such as the keys of the center console made from the keys of a transverse flute.
The frame is made entirely of carbotanium, a durable and lightweight composite material derived from the union of carbon and titanium. At the moment, Pagani is the only car manufacturer that uses this particular material. The passenger compartment is then further upholstered in Kevlar, polyester and carbon. The beating heart of this hypercar is a 730HP 1100NM V12 BiTurbo developed by Mercedes AMG and combined with an English-derived 7-speed Xtrac sequential gearbox. The suspensions, derived from the ancestor Zonda R, have an independent double-arm layout and are extremely rigid. The exhaust system is completely made of ultralight titanium.
While the original Huayra was discontinued in 2018, a Roadster version was introduced in 2017. This version is characterized by a decrease in weight from 1350 to 1280 kilos, as well as a slight upgrade of the engine, which reaches 764HP. Special versions of the Huayra include the BC, which weighs just 1218kg and delivers 789HP, and the Tricolore (pictured at the top of the article), which, produced in just 3 units, reaches 840HP and is a tribute to the Italian aeronautics. The BC (whose name derives from Benny Caiola, the first Pagani customer ever) and the Tricolore are sold at record prices: 2.300.000€ and 5.500.000€ respectively excluding taxes.
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