The Pagani Zonda and its numerous variants wrote the book for what a hypercar should look like, perform and cost. It dominated the market for many years with few coming close to the theater and desire surrounding it. However, the time of the Zonda is coming to close and Pagani are ready with their latest offering the spectacularly vicious Huayra.
The people over at Pagani have an obsessive attention to detail from everything to the exquisitely crafted gear shifter to the beautifully sculpted rear-view mirrors. The leather, carbon-fibre and aluminium cockpit is the last word in opulence and lends to the overall theatre of the experience. The interior is so vastly different to anything else in the industry that it is easy to see what all the hype is about.
The chassis of the Huayra is a composite of carbon-fibre and titanium that allows for the strength and flexibility required in a quality chassis, while leaving a huge fluidity for design. The rest of the exquisitely carbon-fibre shaped body is a mixture between beauty and raw brutality, that leaves me wondering if its art or animal.
Performance is not a second thought when it comes to Huayra and the 537kW, V12 twin-turbo powerhouse gives out mouth-watering figures. In addition to the seven-speed auto-manual gearbox the Huayra has a top speed of 360 km/h with 0-100 km/h in 3,3 seconds. The acceleration and speed of the Huayra is mind blowing and the roar of the massive AMG V12 is one of the best exhaust notes around.
The Pagani Huayra will be a pinup on the wall of many a teenage boys’ room. The Hyayra is the definition of desire with incredible looks, insane performance figures and a price tag that will have only the wealthiest having a shot at ownership.