Pagani’s Huayra (say “why-ra”) borrows its name from the Andean god of wind, Huayra-tata. Huayra-tata is well-known for its hurricane winds and rains and is especially fond of whirlwinds. If you read into it as much as we have, you could draw the conclusion that the Pagani Huayra is something unprecedented in the automotive world
Pagani Huayra Engine
A glance at the spec sheet will amaze you. The Pagani Huayra specs include 720 hp and 737 lb-ft of torque along. A featherweight body of Carbotanium makes it a force to be reckoned with. The fact that the standard Huayra can nearly match the astonishing figures of its racing predecessor is proof that company founder Horacio Pagani has indeed advanced the game with this new model. He grew up watching Mercedes dominate tracks around the world, so he turned to their AMG division for a hand-built V12. The block and heads are Pagani’s own design, made thick enough to support the rear suspension, much like an F1 car. One man, one engine is what he demands, so one master engine builder is responsible for everything from the turbos to the oil pan.
Pagani Huayra Review
Construction is largely composed of advanced materials-namely carbon fiber and titanium. Together, they grant the Huayra, which is longer and taller than the Zonda, a dry weight of just 2,970 pounds. Add in a few more for the likely U.S.-spec-curb weight, and you’re still left with a car that tips the scales at about the same weight as a Lotus Evora S, just with double the horsepower.
Pagani Huayra Design
While the performance specs are harder-edged, the styling is anything but. The Huayra is still recognizably a Zonda, but the shape is far softer, more matured, and more feminine, and the Huayra soothes with its gently contoured flanks and friendlier face. Where aerodynamics previously relied heavily on sharp creases and right angles, active aero measures now allow for a more organic shape that’s more modern and pleasing.
Pagani Huayra Interior
The interior is still as flamboyantly Pagani as you’ve come to expect, but more technology, including a touch-screen center stack, has been seamlessly integrated into the artsy surroundings. The Huayra is a leap forward for Pagani into the new-school supercar era of lightweight, high-efficiency turbo technology. Every part of the interior is crafted by hand. From the hand-stitched leather on the seats and 5-piece luggage set, even down to the headlight switch. The instrument cluster and even the gauges themselves are sculpted & brushed alloy. You won’t find an ounce of plastic anywhere
Pagani Huayra Brakes
Conventional brake wisdom tells us that 90% of braking effort is done by your front rotors. Well that was in the old days when cars would nose dive during panic stops. One of the best Pagani Huayra specs is the balanced nature of the suspension. Because of the immense capabilities of the car, Mr. Pagani made a smart move to fit the largest Brembo Carbon Ceramic rotors at all corners. Each one measures 15″ x 1.3″ thick, with six pistons up front and 4 on the rear. Why can’t all cars be this way?
6.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-12
7-speed automated manual
2,980 lbs dry / 3,741 lbs wet