The Geneva Motor Show never disappoints. Every year, we bear witness to some of the most amazing auto debuts on this event, and this year, it’s no different.
As far as sports cars and super cars are concerned, there were so many eye-popping debuts that literally made our heads spin. German sports cars, Italian super cars, special edition British super cars, and yes, there was even one exotic from Sweden that received an upgrade.
In this section, we’re going to dive into the sports cars and super cars that made their debuts at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The list runs pretty long so we suggest that you start heading over after the jump to check out which of these established brands made quite an impression on us at Geneva.
Find out more about the run-down of sports cars and super cars that made their debuts at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show after the jump.
The introduction of the Pagani Huayra came and went rather quickly, and although videos of the super car have been sprouting all over the internet, it’s nice to see that Pagani was working on a special edition to revamp its exquisiteness. The Huayra Carbon Edition joined the Huayra White Edition in the short list of special models offered by the Italian sports car manufacturer.
The Carbon Fiber Edition obviously uses tons of carbon fiber to set it apart from the standard, but that’s where the differences end. The model has dropped its usual paint job in favor of carbon fiber coating, with the same material also being used for many of the interior elements starting with the dashboard and going up to accents on the premium leather seats.
Aside from the carbon fiber extravaganza, the Huayra Carbon Edition maintains all of the standard Huayra’s luxurious amenities, including its twin-turbocharged V12 engine. This engine is good for 700 HP and 738 lb-ft of torque and in the standard model, will sprint the super car from 0 to 60mph in just 3.3 seconds up to a top speed of 230 mph.
One of the Huayra’s is called the White Edition, joining the Carbon Edition at the Geneva floor. Though not as eye-catching as the carbon fiber clad Huayra Carbon Edition, the Huayra White Edition is nonetheless another example of how smoking hot the Italian supercar is.
Best we can tell, the pristine white finish of this particular Huayra matches well with the naked carbon fiber body panels on the car. Add that to the fact that this is one of the fastest machines on the planet and it makes the car that much more drool-worthy.
And just in case you’ve forgotten what its capable of, the Huayra is powered by a 6.0 liter Mercedes-AMG twin-turbo V12 engine that produces a staggering 700 horsepower and puts out a whopping 730 lb/ft of torque. Those ridiculous figures allow the Huayra White Edition to cover 0-62 mph in just 3.3 seconds while hitting a top speed north of 220 mph.
It’s been a while since we last saw the new Pagani Huayra in action, but now the time has come to refresh our memories on what a stupendous supercar it really is. This video of the Huayra in action was shot by the guys over at eGarage and if you ask us, they have done an amazing job capturing the highlights of this automotive wonder. The best part is that they have promised to release more footage in the near future.
Until then, a little refresher on Pagani’s new pride and joy. The Huayra is powered by a V12 engine that delivers a total of 700 HP and 730 lb-ft of torque. The supercar will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in under 3 seconds on its way up to a top speed of over 220 mph. The motor is connected to a single clutch transmission.
Marchettino always seems to be at the right place, at the right time. Mix that with his tremendous skill on the computer, and you have amazing videos that capture the most spectacular vehicles on the market. His latest video shows off the best sounds of all the Pagani models he has filmed over the year. He says the video is a tribute to Horacio Pagani, "a person I really admire for how he started his career with almost nothing, and now produces some of the best and most exclusive supercars in the world."
The video includes the engine sounds of models like the Zonda Cinque , the Zonda F , and the Zonda R , as well as the latest Huayra supercar. The cars were caught both on the track and on public streets with brutal accelerations, launches, loud revving scenes, and more! All you have to do is turn up the volume and enjoy!
There are very few cars in this world that can keep up with the Pagani Zonda , but even with its AMG-powered 7.3-liter engine that produces 555 horsepower and 563 lb/ft of torque, it isn’t the most powerful car in the Pagani family.
That title belongs to the Pagani Huayra and its AMG-powered 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 engine that generates 700 horsepower and 740 lb/ft of torque.
This video, courtesy of EVO Diaries, features the two Pagani supercars partaking in a nice little joyride on an isolated road. What’s fascinating about this 53-second video, apart from getting a good look at the Zonda’s fancy interior, is how much more meat the Huayra has over its older sister. Check out the video around the 30-second mark and you’re going to see the Huayra’s serious power as it breaks away from the Zonda when the road straightens out.
Like we said, we’d take very few cars over the Zonda, but if there’s one car that will completely change our mind, it’s the mind-blowing Pagani Huayra.
We’re rounding off our Best of 2011 lists with one that is near and dear to our hearts. This list is all about top speed and top speed only, those who have it and one who hopes to achieve it.
Of course, speed hopes are nothing new. The battle for the fastest car in the world has been ongoing since the sports and super cars first made their appearance and more than likely, it will never end. These past couple years have been a game of one-upmanship between SSC and Bugatti with both succeeding in one way or another. But who tops the list for 2011?
Before getting into that, we think it is important to note that we only incorporated vehicles that were sold in 2011. For example, the Koenigsegg CCX may have a top speed of 240 mph, but that production ended in 2010, which takes the supercar out of the running for this list in particular. Don’t worry, though, Koenigsegg is still well-represented.
Hit the jump to see the top ten list of the fastest cars of 2011.
When the Pagani Zonda was still around, the rich and mighty had no problem asking for customer-spec versions of the mighty supercar. The Zonda gave birth to a number of these "one-offs", including the HH , the Absolut , and the RAK to name a few.
Now, it appears that the Zonda’s successor, the Huayra , is about to be given a similar treatment after Pagani revealed the first customer-spec Huayra is ready to be presented its excited new owner in Asia. This particular Huayra - Chassis number 003 - will be sporting a silver color scheme to go with a set of spankingly awesome Gold Zonda R style wheels.
Chassis numbers 001 and 002 are being used as the official Huayra auto show cars so you can be sure that whoever ordered this customer-spec Huayra will really have first dibs on the very first "one-off" Huayra.
The folks over at GT Spirit took a photo of the one-off Huayra in all its silver-and-gold glory. And just in case you’ve already forgotten what this supercar is capable of, the Huayra boasts of a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged AMG V12 engine that produces 700 horsepower and 811 lb/ft of torque while also capable of hitting 0-62 mph in just 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 235 mph.
No, it doesn’t come with any scantily-clad foxes, but what it does feature are two supercars considered two of the most desirable exotics on the market today: the McLaren MP4-12C and the Pagani Huayra .
As always, the video offers plenty of breathtaking racing between the two supercars with a short and ultimately crash-tastic cameo of an out-of-its-element police car.
But the real highlight of the video is the race between the MP4-12C and the Huayra . Here’s a spoiler, though: if you’re a fan of either one of these cars, then prepare to weep as one of them gets thrown off a cliff.
We’re not kidding.
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In its constant desire to come out with the unexpected, Pagani has found a new way to completely blow us away. As if the new Huayra supercar isn’t mind-blowing enough, we now learn from Horacio Pagani himself that the seven-figure supercar comes with some new quirks we’ve never heard before, particularly the keys to the car.
Unlike standard ignition keys, the Huayra’s key is actually a miniature model of the vehicle cast in aluminum, which, incidentally, is the same material found on the wheels of the car. Say that again, right?
The aluminum key, which a lot of people might mistake for a toy, splits into two parts when opened. On one end, you have the actual key to the ignition of the supercar while the other end is actually a USB stick that Horacio Pagani describes can be used "for music." Lord knows we never thought of that.
The folks over at eGarage managed to catch up with Pagani at Pebble Beach where they got the official low down from the man himself exactly what that little aluminum version model of the car really is for.