Pagani Huayra

Pagani Huayra

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.

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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.

Pagani Huayra

Pagani ’s latest supercar - the Huayra - has been officially unveiled for quite some time now, but a hiccup in the EPA and CARB regulatory certification has been putting the brakes on its travel across the pond. Luckily, Pagani has promised that these issues will be solved by mid-2013 and US customers should be getting their Huayras delivered by next June.

"The welcome we have received by the American audience and car enthusiasts in 2011 made us eager to return in 2012 with an even stronger presence and we cannot wait to see the first US-spec Pagani Huayras on North American soil in mid-2013," said Horacio Pagani in a recent interview.

On the US market, the Pagani Huayra will only be offered in limited numbers and will be priced at about $1.4 million. For the money they’ll be shelling out, customers will receive a supercar powered by a V12 engine with an output of 700 HP and 811 lb-ft of torque. The Huyara goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds and up to a top speed of 235 mph.

Such exaggerated claims of that title might fly over the head of other auto manufacturers, but not with Pagani . After all, the Italian automaker is most famous for their exclusive products that cost well over a million dollars.

So when they come out with a man bag - yep, a man bag - you know that it would feel completely out of place in the shelves of K-Mart. Looking at this fashionable money hole, the Pagani man bag draws inspiration from the shapes, styles, and the materials used on the company’s pride and joy, the Pagani Huayra.

A plethora of high-end materials were also used in the making of the bag; looking at it, there’s high-end leather, aluminum, and hold on...are there some touches of carbon fiber too?

With Pagani, you can never be all too surprised if there really is carbon fiber on that bag. Still no word on how much this man bag will cost, but rest assured, there will probably be a lot digits attached to it.

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When it comes to offering cool reviews for supercars, Chris Harris does an amazing job. Throw in the fact that the supercar is the Pagani Huayra , and the review can’t be anything less than stellar. Just take a look at this 15 minute video to see what we are talking about.

In this review, Harris discusses the good and the even better about the Huayra. Then, of course, he pushes the car to its limits to see what it can really do, which is a lot. You don’t have to trust us though, watch the video to see it for yourself, but turn up your volume first!

As a reminder, the Huayra is powered by a naturally aspirated, twin-turbocharged V12 engine that delivers a massive 700 HP and 730 lbs-ft of torque. This output is more than enough to sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds and up to a top speed of 220 mph.

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After Drive visited the Pagani factory in Italy a few weeks back, we were given a great in-depth tour of the facility as a whole. Now, the following video brought to you by EVO takes a look at Pagani’s halo supercar, the Huayra in a great amount of detail.

So for any budding automotive engineers out there, this video is perfect for you.

During the clip, EVO founder Harry Metcalfe gets hands-on with the Huayra and looks at a variety of the small components which help make the Huayra as unique as it is. He goes on to reveal that, according to Horacio Pagani himself, the Huayra is constructed out of approximately 4,700 different components, while its predecessor, the Zonda, was built with ‘just’ 3,000 pieces.

Additionally, the video aims to prove that the Huayra really is worth its incredible $1.3 million price tag, and after watching it, we’re inclined to agree that the level of detail which goes into creating every Pagani far exceeds any other manufacturers we’re aware of.

As a quick refresher, the Huayra features an incredible twin-turbo, 6.0-liter AMG sourced V12 engine delivering an impressive 730HP and 730lb-ft of torque. This engine is then mated to an advanced seven-speed sequential transmission courtesy of Xtrac, and consequently, the Huayra can hit 60 mph in around 3.0 seconds before hitting an impressive top speed of 220mph.

If you needed more proof that our favorite Youtube user, Marchettino, does an amazing job, here it is: he caught not one, not two, but eleven Pagani models in one place. The video was shot at the 8th Vanishing Point, the secret Pagani event.

A lot of the Paganis presented at the show were Huayra models and this makes the video even better. Also, next to all these impressive number of Paganis, a great number of AMGs were also present. Enjoy the video and let us know if you would have loved to be there!

"Enjoy the walkaround of the insane lineup! It was truly awesome to see so many Pagani’s from different ages all together, from the C12 S to the Cinque , Tricolore , R and even the orange Prototipe 2 that now has the configuration of the Zonda 750!"

Our favorite Youtube user, Marchettino, has provided us with yet another tantalizing video! This time, he has caught a Pagani Huayra as it starts up its V12 engine and then does a full throttle acceleration down the road with a wheelspin, followed by a couple of downshifts! There are some pretty amazing shots, but it seems as though that is always the case with Marchettino!

As a reminder, the Pagani Huayra is powered by a 6.0 liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine that delivers an impressive 700 HP and 730 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to an X-trac seven-speed sequential transmission and sprints the car from 0 to 60 mph in under three seconds and up to an amazing top speed of 220 mph!

Before anyone gets too excited, the Huayra is limited to only 20 units and will be priced at $1.3 million each.

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Few names in the automotive world have such a ring to them as the Pagani Zonda does. The Zonda remained in production for the better part of a decade, and was lucky enough to be offered in a large array of different variants, including the range topping Pagani Zonda 760RS recently ordered by an unknown Chilean businessman.

It’s successor, the Huayra , may not have such a seductive name as the Zonda, but Pagani has promised that it’s a complete evolution from the Zonda. It features a huge array of new features, most predominantly the brand new AMG-sourced 6.0-liter V12 twin turbocharged engine which can pumps out 730HP in stock form. When combined with the light overall weight of the car, the Huayra promises Bugatti Veyron levels of performance.

In their latest road test, EVO magazine became the world’s first magazine to test the Huayra privately, thanks in part to its close affiliation with the brand, as Harry Metcalfe, EVO’s founder actually owns one of the very first Zonda’s produced.

Despite being less than five minutes long, the video displays some incredible driving shots of the Huayra and highlights the active aerodynamics to a level not seen in previous videos of the Huayra.

The journo testing the car continually mentions the new seven-speed sequential transmission and how when it’s warmed up, it’s truly a work of art. However, don’t for one second think the Huayra is perfect, as a few flaws are pointed out during the review.

Check out the video above!

About a month ago, Pagani unveiled a pretty cool documentary explaining the technology behind the Huayra . And because people were thoroughly impressed with it, the company decided to offer a new documentary, this time explaining the history of the very successful company.

Parts 1-4 have already been unveiled and talk about the beginnings of the company. Part One talks about Pagani founder Horacio Pagani and reveals a collage of personal photos, while Part Two explains how the company was founded in 1999 and talks about the first vehicle produced by Pagani: the Zonda C12 . Part Three goes into years 2005-2008 of the company and the production of the Zonda F and Part Four handles model year 2009 with the Zonda R . Finally, Part 5 covers the 2009-2011 model years with the Zonda Cinque .

Parts Two, Three, Four and Five can be found after the jump. Enjoy!


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