Pagani Huayra Officially Sold Out; Roadster Version Coming in 2016
In a not unexpected turn of events, a recent report mentions that the Pagani Huayra has officially sold out, with all build slots for the hypercar having been allocated. It is worth mentioning that the Huayra was originally slated for a 100-unit run, while production capacity is limited to 45 units per year. We can draw a few conclusions from this.
First of all, the limited production and manufacturing capacity mean that some customers won’t receive the cars they ordered until 2016, when the Huayra Roadster is apparently set to be unveiled. Second, you should probably prepare for an increasing number of special-edition Huayras or even one-offs, but they will probably be fewer than Bugatti’s stream of unique Veyrons. On the other hand, the Huayra has been sold out since early 2014, which Horacio himself said in an interview at the Geneva Motor Show, so the latest information on the matter only confirms the old news from the folks at GT Spirit.
There is no official word on the number of Huayras that have been manufactured and sold until now, but it is safe to say that there are plenty more bespoke models coming out in 2015, after which it will be up to its topless brother to keep up with Pagani hypercar demand.
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Why it matters
Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show back in 2011 but only going into production a year after that, the Pagani Huayra is one of the last remaining old-school supercars out there, with every nut and bolt on the model being specifically designed for the car, and wearing the Pagani stamp of approval. Powered by a twin-turbocharged, 6.0-liter V-12 that generates 720 horsepower and a monstrous 738 pound-feet of torque, the model can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds on the way to a top speed of 230 mph.
Its powerplant is hand-assembled by a single Mercedes-AMG technician in Affalterbach, while the carbon-fiber body and the rest of the assemblies are put together in the region of Modena, deep in Ferrari territory. With a seven-speed sequential gearbox and active aerodynamics, the Huayra was both classic and state-of-the-art when it was launched, which is probably what we should expect from its successor as well. Nevertheless, we shouldn’t see an all-new Pagani model until 2018 at the earliest, with the Huayra Coupe and then the Roadster to be manufactured in various special editions until then.
There are rumors that Mr. Pagani is already on the drawing board with the model’s successor, which will likely lose the Mercedes-AMG V-12 and switch to a twin-turbocharged V-8. A hybrid arrangement is also not out of the question, with the future model likely going the McLaren P1 or Porsche 918 Spyder route in terms of green performance.
Source: GT Spirit