On January 28th, 2013 aPagani Huayra set a new Top Gear lap record with a lap time of 1:13.8. Impressive result for the new supercar, considering previous record was set by the Ariel Atom V8 with a lap time of 1:15.1.
Now, once the automotive world had the chance to take a closer look to the photos shot during the event, Pagani has some answers to give, as it’s been accused of cheating to set the lap record.
Pagani has been accused of using two types of tires while establishing the record. You see, a standard Huayra comes with Pirelli P-Zero tires that measure 255/35ZR19 in the front and 335/30ZR20 out back, but the Huayra that set the lap record was equipped with Pirelli tires sized 265/645 19 — not something you would see on a typical road car.
Why does this matter? Because Pagani said a standard Huayra has been used for the lap record.
Another report from Jalopnik reports that Pagani admitted the company indeed used two set of tires, but only "for communication reasons." It looks like during the test the Huayra was equipped with modified Zonda R slicks and for the photo session afterward, Pagani replaced them with Pirelli Pzero Corsa because the company wanted "to push them on the media."
So, the verdict is that while the rules were bent to the farthest reaches of their capacity, the Pagani was fitted with “street legal” tires. Of course, if you get even a sprinkle of water on the road, you would have to swap them out.
Hit the jump to watch the new Pagani Huayra tested by Top Gear.
At the beginning of February, Pagani started a game with us, as it unveiled the first teaser video for a surprise it has prepared for 2013 Geneva Motor Show and invited us to decipher the clues. Today the game continues with a new teaser video that reveals pretty much nothing. Of course!
It does bring into focus one important name though, Sonus Faber - a name wheel know for those interested in top end audio. So, what does this mean? Most likely, that it’s not the Huayra Roadster model that Pagani will bring to Geneva.
Instead, the new teaser video makes us think we will see in fact a new Huayra special edition developed in cooperation with Sonus Faber. Or is Pagani just upgrading the Huayra with a new set of speakers?
We will have the answer to all these questions pretty soon.
Now that the Super Bowl is done, we can all go back to our regularly scheduled programming.
And look what greeted us. Pagani is asking us to figure out the clues from their new teaser, which certainly looks like a new supercar that will make its debut soon. We don’t know if it’s a Huayra Roadster or a special edition Huayra, but they do offer a number of clues that could lead us to a hypothesis afterwards.
The first indication that this is a new supercar is the presence of Huayra exhaust pipes, which is not that uncommon for a supercar of the Huayra’s stature. From there, we see snippets of mesh and some scissors, a dude putting a cover on a box, a shot of some fancy screws, the brake discs getting mechanically machined, a close-up shot of the red leather seat, and finally, another dude inspecting a finished piece of glass.
After all of that, we’re still nowhere near figuring out what Pagani’s trying to tell us. We do know it’s a supercar, unless Pagani is going into the sedan market (Yes, that’s sarcasm). We’re also confident that it’s scheduled to make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show.
Other than that, we’d love to get more clues, general!
Already considered as one of the fastest and most beautiful supercars on the planet, the Huayra recorded yet another milestone during the first episode of Top Gear’s 19th season.
With the venerable Stig at the wheel, the Huayra managed to set a new record for a street-legal car on the Top Gear Test Track, breaking the line with a lap time of 1:13.8, more than a full second faster than what the previous record-holder — the Ariel Atom V8 — accomplished when it clocked in a time of 1:15.1.
It’s an impressive achievement for a street-legal car, although it’s still a little ways off of the time its brethren, the Pagani Zonda R , set when it blasted through the course in a scintillating 1:08.5. Of course, the Zonda R isn’t street legal, as is the Ferrari FXX , which posted a time of 1:10.7.
Be that as it may, the Huayra’s time is still spectacular.
Until now, we have never seen these two amazing supercars — the new Ferrari F12berlinetta and the Pagani Huayra — put head to head, but now, Christian Gebhardt from sportauto.de has put the two supercars to the test on the Autodromo di Modena race track.
For those of you whom are not familiar with the two models, the Huayra is powered by a V-12 engine with an output of 700 horsepower and 811 pound-feet of torque. The Huyara launches from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds and hits a top speed of 235 mph. On the other hand, the Italian supercar gets a naturally aspirated V-12 engine that delivers a total of 729 horsepower and a peak torque of 508 pound-feet. It can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds and goes up to a top speed of over 211 mph.
The video presents onboard, acceleration and V-12 sound acceleration, so enjoy!
The Pagani Huayra made its world debut at the 2011 Geneva Auto Salon and the first unit rolled out of the firm’s production facility, which is located near Modena, Italy a few months after. The Huayra is priced at $1.3 million and only 20 units will be produced, so the chance to actually drive one is pretty rare.
If you are interested in acquiring one of these incredible supercars you now can do it. We are not talking about any Huayra either, but the first unit produced in Modena. Exclusivity costs, and if you are interested in buying this model, you will have to pay a total of €2,000,000 (about $2.6 million at the current exchange rates).
This model is now listed on Jameslist.com and has only 621 miles on its ticker. The history of this particular model is quite interesting as it was the model unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concourse and the model toured the world thereafter.
The car is painted red and has carbon-fiber highlights to set it off, and it features a black leather interior.
2012 has been a very exciting year for supercar enthusiasts all over. Many high profile brands have launched new and exciting cars, and wowed many enthusiasts. But, if we were to point out which one of them had us head over heels, it would be Pagani .
With the launch of the Huayra , Pagani has swept the competition off the floor by achieving the highest number of laurels that any hypercar can achieve in a single year. This above video celebrates those laurels.
Most of the prestigious publications in Europe, like EVO, Top Gear and CAR Magazine, have nothing but praise for the Huayra. Even we do. We think this is a hypercar precisely engineered by angels and tuned to make Satan shiver at the mere thought of driving it.
With a delicate balance of Italian design and Bugatti -shaming performance, Horacio Pagani has every right to be proud of his masterpiece that has taken the world by storm.
Before we go on irritating you on how great this car is, check out the cool cinematography above that only the Huayra can pull-off.
Back in September, Pagani announced that the Huayra was officially road legal in the U.S. and that first deliveries will be made by mid-2013. While American customers still have a few more months to wait, Jay Leno was the first one to test the outrageous, jet-inspired Italian supercar.
What an absolutely amazing supercar the Huayra, which translates to “Wind,” is. It is powered by a V-12 engine with an output of 700 horsepower and 811 pound-feet of torque. The Huyara launches from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds and hits a top speed of 235 mph. In the U.S. market it will be priced at about $1.4 million.
Check out the above video to see Jay Leno take the Huayra for a spin. With as many supercars as he has driven in his lifetime, it is amazing to see his reaction after getting a shot at this Italian work of art.
If you thought you knew everything there is to know about the Pagani Huayra , you might be in for some surprises once you’re done watching National Geographic’s behind-the-scenes look at one of the world’s most exotic supercar.
With all the attention attached to the Huayra, it’s easy to understand why a lot of people want to know more about the supercar than what they’ve been privileged to in the past. Thanks to Nat Geo, we finally get that all-access pass, including never-before-seen footage of Pagani’s headquarters and factory, as well as in-depth interviews with the company brain trust — from test driver Davide Testi to head mechanic David Lambert, even Horacio Pagani himself. You’ve likely never seen a video chronicling the story of the mighty Huayra quite like this.
So if you’ve ever felt that the Huayra’s retail price is ridiculous, you might be a little more understanding as to why it costs seven digits after you see the kind of research and development, not to mention the materials used on the car, that goes into building one of true exotics in the world.
Purple is not the most suitable color for a car, especially when we’re talking about a supercar. That being said, Marchettino has caught a killer Pagani Huayra on the road and it just so happens to be painted in purple!
As you can see, this Huayra is brand new - notice the foil - and aside from the purple paint, it also features a new set of gold wheels and brake calipers with the Italian tricolor scheme. The car was doing several test drives on the road with the customer and his friends.
As a reminder, the Pagani Huayra is powered by a 6.0 liter AMG twin turbo V12 engine that delivers a total of 700 HP and 730 pound-feet. The supercar will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in under three seconds and can hit a top speed of 220 mph.