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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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The Pagani Zonda has been the subject of many special editions and on-off vehicles. It’s not really a surprise, considering the nature of the supercar as one of the finest exotics on the planet.

For all the hoopla these one-off Zondas generated when they were released, something was still bound to fall through the cracks, particularly one of these aforementioned one-offs heading to the auction block.

World renowned English auctioneers, Bonham, will host this event to auction off a Pagani Zonda C12S/F where it is expected to carry a price tag of anywhere between $800,000 and $950,000. This Zonda is a second-hand model whose owner, a man who carries the initials GJ, decided to part ways with the supercar after an eventful history with it.

Apparently, the Zonda was originally built as a base C12 Coupe , but after what we can imagine to be excessive enjoyment, the owner sent the Zonda back to Pagani to get some repairs done, including the installation of the automaker’s more powerful "F" performance package .

With all the repairs and improvements done, this Zonda ended up carrying AMG’s 7.3-liter V12 engine that produced around 550 horsepower. Not a bad number for a Zonda that’s pretty much more than a decade old. The expected price is another matter entirely, as paying close to a million for a decade old supercar isn’t exactly the kind of astute purchase we had in mind.

Nevertheless, we expect somebody to make a bid for this supercar if only for the fact that you don’t see a whole lot of these models running around the streets anymore. The Bonham auction has been set for January 3, 2013 at Mercedes-Benz World in Weybridge, England.

If you’re interested, better get to saving cash.

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.

It’s hard to believe but the Pagani Zonda , arguably one of the most colorful super cars of this generation, is already 12 years old. For a niche supercar brand like Pagani , that in itself is an outstanding achievement.

But since the Huayra is now in the fold, the Zonda’s life has been on borrowed time and over the past few years, Pagani has resorted to producing a limited number of one-off, special edition models for a select number of customers.

From the HH to the Rak to the Tricolore , and even Lewis Hamilton’s 760 LH, the Zonda is ready to say goodbye in a manner few exotics of its kind get to do.

But before that, there’s still time for one more one-off: the Zonda 764 Passione.

Pagani has yet to reveal official photos of the 764 Passione but there’s word that the supercar will feature a naked carbon fiber body with pink accents on the car.

Under it’s hood, the 764 Passione will carry a 7.3-liter V12 engine that’s expected to produce 760 horsepower - 764, maybe? - akin to Lewis Hamilton’s one-off LH model. Speaking of the Zonda LH, the 764 Passione will also feature a six-speed manual transmission instead of the sequential paddle-shift gears of some of its other contemporaries.

So now that the Zonda is finally ready to say adieu, do you think the 764 Passione is a fitting send-off to one of the best exotics of the past decade?

We certainly think so.

UPDATE 10/07/12: The folks over at LotusTalk.com managed to get photos of the Zonda 764 Passione sitting comfortable in a dealership. Check out their hauled pics in the gallery below. Big ups to LT for the photos.

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We are slightly obsessed with Paganis and we make no attempts to hide it. We love them in all shapes, paint jobs, and forms. Well, that was until now.

Enter in a fantastically awesome orange Pagani Zonda F with its 650-horsepower AMG V-12 pumping in the background. As you approach it from the rear, you see all of the familiar Zonda F signatures: quad tailpipes, triple-stacked taillights, low-laying spoiler, an ass end that is so awkwardly long that its sexy, and its bubble-top cabin.

As you walk around the front you see... Airbrush ugliness thrown on the front end. Look, I am a huge Batman fan and have seen all of the movies and watched the Adam West series (re-runs) to completion. That’s right, the dude that owns this automotive awesomeness ruined it (in our opinion) by having Batman airbrushed on the front.

To make matters worse, he went the classic route and placed the sound effects in thought bubbles, yet he left the "m" off of "Boom." Apparently, he is trying to play off the Pagani’s stylish headlights as the "m," but it doesn’t line up with the "Boo" and it’s outside of the thought bubble.. Ugh, talk about failing in every sense of the word.

Regardless, the car can still be salvaged, given a driver that does not rock pink shades while he cruises in a Batman-liveried supercar decides to save it from its unholy path.

Then again, if you have $700,000 to drop on a supercar, you can pretty much do as you please with it. At least it’s not a poorly built knock-off that barely escapes the bounds of the average highway speed limit.

China has really become quite the unexpected hotbed of supercars and this next one is very surprising. Someone has caught a video of a Pagani Zonda Cinque doing a number of donuts outside of the Chinese Supercar Club. Keep in mind the rarity of the Cinque ... There were only five of them ever built – yeah, f-i-v-e – and each one costs €1.3 million ($1,631,760) at the current exchange rates). We would be damned if we had one of those five and were out in in the rain, let alone doing donuts in the rain.

Then again, is this really a true Cinque? It’s honestly really hard to tell, as the camera is too far away. The exhaust tone sounds almost identical to every other Cinque video that we have seen, but the engine just doesn’t seem as quick to respond as others we have seen. Then again, the driver may just be feathering the accelerator lightly.

You be the judge by checking out the above video. If it is the real deal, this is the unicorn of all car videos. If it is a kit car – remember, China pretty much invented knocking off high-end sports cars – then it is one hell of a knock off, but it is still a complete fail...

What do you think, real or fake? Let us know in the comments.

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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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The 2012 Summer Olympics are in full swing now and medals are quickly adding up. We started wondering what about the varying cars of the world? There is no auto racing in the Olympics and a love of awesome cars is one thing that is shared throughout the entire world. So why not include them?

Here at Topspeed, we felt it was time to give our 4-wheeled friends a fair chance and display the top supercars from each of the countries participating in the 2012 Summer Games – those that produce supercars. So let’s have a look at what these countries have to offer. You may be surprised to find out what countries produce some awesome supercars and what ones don’t produce any at all.

We stand to learn a lot about the world of supercars while putting this piece together, so we are certain you will learn a ton right along with us.

Click past the jump to read our entire list and check out our full infographic.

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We should all know by now that the Pagani Zonda , and even its successor, the Huayra, are not street-legal in the U.S. Sure, Pagani may still be fighting with the NHTSA to gain an exemption for the Huayra, allowing it to legally roam U.S. streets , but the Zonda never was and never will be allowed to drive on U.S. roads, even if three or four have managed to slip through into private collections.

As a result, a desperate owner in the U.S. took matters into his own hands and created his very own Pagani Zonda replica, which was recently spotted broken down in Mountain View, California.

The pictures captured simply scream "replica," as the dimensions are all wrong, despite the fact that this particular unit is far off from the real thing. No specific details have been released about this particular unit, but based on the huge number of Ferrari replica’s designed around the Toyota MR2 , it’s likely that this vehicle utilized a similar affordable sports car and has been designed around it.

If true, that means this Zonda replica would be gravely underpowered as the Toyota MR2 only featured a tiny 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, producing just 138hp at 6,400 rpm and only reached a top speed of 129 mph. Compare this to the Pagani Zonda F however, and the true extent of the differences become clear.

The Zonda featured a 7.3-liter V-12 engine sourced from AMG and produced around 650hp, helping the lightweight hypercar sprint to 62 mph in less than 3.5 seconds and onto a claimed top speed of 220 mph.

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