And by rare we actually mean fake

Pagani’s Huayra R, the car that’s supposed to be the swan song for the Huayra supercar is an 838-horsepower, V-12-powered track jewel. But for some reason, Pagani decided that’s it’s for the best to reveal the R using 3D animation and not the rear car. Which is lame.

Take This Rare Opportunity To See The Pagani Huayra R On The Track
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Let’s recap for some context. Each one of the just 30 Huayra R units Pagani plans to build is going to a very lucky (also filthy rich) customer for at least $3.1 million.

Each one of those packs a normally-aspirated, 6.0-liter V-12 engineered and built by Mercedes’ HWA arm, the same that produces components and engines for AMG.

Pagani Huayra R specifications
Engine 6.0-Liter
Horsepower 838 HP
Torque 553LB-FT
0-60 MPH 3.0 Seconds (est)
Top Speed 240 MPH (est)
Take This Rare Opportunity To See The Pagani Huayra R On The Track
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And each one is underpinned by the same fancy carbon-titanium structure first employed in the Huayra Roadster BC.

So, I can’t help but ask: what’s with the lame video, Pagani?

Even more coming from a company that’s been appreciated and revered for its boutique-like manufacturing style, known for crafting its elegant supercars with the utmost taste, using real people to put together each unit - not robots or machines - which eventually attains work of art status.

Take This Rare Opportunity To See The Pagani Huayra R On The Track
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It doesn’t help either that the video posted by Pagani Automobili on YouTube has "the Pagani Huayra R in its natural element" as title. That’s misleading, let’s at least agree to that. Yes, it shows what looks like the Imola circuit and the whole medium for which the Huayra R has been developed and built. But it has the wrong car.

That Huayra R is not real, it’s just an animated model. In fact, it makes the whole video look like it’s been cut straight out of a video game, and if this is not Pagani’s subtle way of announcing a partnership with a racing franchise or a game developer, then we’ve got just one word for it. Lame.

Tudor Rus
Tudor Rus
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Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read full bio
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