There aren’t many cars out there that can outshine a Pagani hypercar in terms of exclusivity, Swiss watch-like attention to detail or gorgeous interiors, and the Huayra is the latest example to further enforce that principle. Representing the first-ever Pagani to be developed from the start as a global car, the Huayra is not a heavily upgraded Zonda, but an all-new model built from the ground up to replace its predecessor, which is oddly still being made by special order.
YouTube user and known car-spotter Saabkyle04 got the chance to have some one-on-one time with a U.S.-spec Pagani Huayra at a luxury car dealership in Miami, managing to give the model what is probably the most comprehensive first-person review it will ever receive. Manufactured entirely by hand, whether we’re talking about the carbon fiber monocoque body, the Mercedes-AMG-sourced V-12 or even its $3,700 aluminum and CNC-machined key fob, the Italian hypercar is simply a masterpiece from any perspective.
Unlike its naturally aspirated predecessor, the Huayra is powered by a twin-turbocharged, 6.0-liter, V-12 that has been developed by Mercedes-AMG especially for the model. With 720 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque on tap, the car can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.2 seconds, but its performance is far from being its most important feature when you consider that every nut and bolt on the car has been specifically designed for the Huayra and is not shared with any other vehicle. In many ways, Horacio Pagani can probably be viewed as a modern Leonardo da Vinci — he also mixed art and science in many of his creations. If you have a free half hour, the video above will tell you everything you need to know about Horacio’s latest piece of automotive art.