Geneva Motor Show preview: Pagani Huayra

If the Zonda didn't do it for you, this one should.
Jan 26, 2011

TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - Geneva Motor Show preview: Pagani's successor to the Zonda

Pagani has revealed the Zonda's successor known as the Huayra before it makes its global debut at the Geneva International Motor Show in March.

Named after the Andean god of wind, the Huayra's final design was achieved after five meticulous years of planning and execution "to give each line a clear beginning and an equally clear view."

The Huayra is clearly an evolution of the Zonda, especially the quad bi-xenon headlights, though it has a more prominent snout and is equipped with gulllwing doors. Step around to the back and the four tailpipes serve as a symbol of continuity as a characteristic feature for Pagani.

The Huayra's monocoque shell is built in carbon titanium, including the gullwing doors and a sizable portion of the roof, giving it the highest levels of rigidity while making it as absolutely light as possible. Another weight-saving measure Pagani applied to the Huayra was to integrate the cooling and air conditioning pipes to the monocoque structure, bringing the car's weight down to 1,350 kilograms.

With the strict diet the Huayra went through coupled with its potent 6.0-liter, V12 Mercedes-Benz AMG twin-turbo that puts out over 700hp and over 1,000 Nm of torque, Pagani claims its latest supercar is capable of going up to 370kph. Putting the power down to the rear wheels is a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox while an 85-liter fuel tank ensures that the Huayra has a longer range to accommodate its prodigious power.

While the Huayra exhibits some extreme performance figures, its cockpit exudes class and luxury as the entire interior is swathed in leather, carbon fiber and aluminum. The center console, for example, is machined from a single block of anticorodal aluminum.

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