While the aging Pagani Zonda continues to receive one-off, special-edition models , the Huayra has yet to spawn one, not to mention that the Roadster version is still in the works as of June 2014. But fear not, the Huayara is soon to receive the love it deserves from Pagani in the form of a Nurburgring Edition.
That’s the word from a TeamSpeed forum user, who got the chance to sit down and talk to Pagani test driver Davide Testi. The Italian ace had no trouble in spilling the beans about the Huayra’s production plans, and, apparently, they include a limited-edition, track-focused version set to carry the Nurburgring Edition moniker. Only 15 to 25 units will be built, making it one of the rarest supercars ever created.
No additional details are available on this mysterious Huayra, including whether it will be track-exclusive like the Zonda R or not, but expect this rocket to wear a serious aerodynamic kit consisting of a reworked front fascia, a massive rear diffuser and a huge rear wing on the edge of its rear hood. Interior changes will most likely include FIA-compliant racing seats and harnesses, a race-spec steering wheel and even a roll cage.
As with most track-prepped cars, the Huayra Nurburgring Edition is also set to go on a severe diet, with both the chassis and body to ditch more than just a few pounds. Naturally, the beastly 6.0-liter, V-12 heart powering the wheels by means of 730 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque will become even more potent. Expect 0-to-60 mph times to drop below the 2.6-second mark and brace yourselves for a lightning-fast Nurburgring lap record.
Nurburgring Edition aside, the source also reveals that Pagani is looking to build 110 Huayra coupes and 110 roadsters. We have a hunch these will be followed by a bevy of special edition and unique versions.
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**Note: the current Huayra is pictured here, not the Nurburgring Edition.
Although the McLaren P1 is powerful enough to win in a head-to-head competition with the Huayra, the British supercar won’t hit the track with the right attitude until the recently confirmed, track-focused version gets built.
Unfortunately, this is not a vehicle customers can choose as an alternative for the Huayra Nurburgring Edition, as McLaren is not selling them to just anyone, but only to customers that have already purchased a road-legal P1.
Details are still under wraps at the time of this writing, but we it’s easy to assume where the Brits are going with this track-focused P1. Only an extreme aerodynamic body kit will separate it from the regular P1, as getting a massive improvement in the horsepower department is a daunting task. But with so many tricks to be operated toward losing weight and improving the chassis, improving high-speed stability and handling shouldn’t be an issue.
As extreme as the new LaFerrari is, the Italians are set on crafting an even more compelling version for their trusty and rich customers. Dubbed LaFerrari XX, the track-prepped machine is still in its infancy as far as development goes and there are very few hints as to what aerodynamic improvements the Italians are working on. However, the test vehicle spotted on the Nurburgring earlier this year revealed the use of lightweight, polycarbonate windows and a tweaked exhaust system.
The petrol-blooded creatures in us are also hoping for a more powerful engine, but lifting that 963-horsepower output to a new level is something only wizards are allowed to do. Not that Maranello lacks skilled engineers, but we have a hunch they’re relying on reducing the overall weight and generating more downforce.