Few names in the automotive world have such a ring to them as the Pagani Zonda does. The Zonda remained in production for the better part of a decade, and was lucky enough to be offered in a large array of different variants, including the range topping Pagani Zonda 760RS recently ordered by an unknown Chilean businessman.

It’s successor, the Huayra, may not have such a seductive name as the Zonda, but Pagani has promised that it’s a complete evolution from the Zonda. It features a huge array of new features, most predominantly the brand new AMG-sourced 6.0-liter V12 twin turbocharged engine which can pumps out 730HP in stock form. When combined with the light overall weight of the car, the Huayra promises Bugatti Veyron levels of performance.

In their latest road test, EVO magazine became the world’s first magazine to test the Huayra privately, thanks in part to its close affiliation with the brand, as Harry Metcalfe, EVO’s founder actually owns one of the very first Zonda’s produced.

Despite being less than five minutes long, the video displays some incredible driving shots of the Huayra and highlights the active aerodynamics to a level not seen in previous videos of the Huayra.

The journo testing the car continually mentions the new seven-speed sequential transmission and how when it’s warmed up, it’s truly a work of art. However, don’t for one second think the Huayra is perfect, as a few flaws are pointed out during the review.

Check out the video above!


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  (347) posted on 06.13.2012

Oh, rather than praising Huayra, I think Evo deserves all the attention for handling it smoothly.

  (592) posted on 06.11.2012

I think it’s gotten before from what I saw before, honestly. What have they done to it to make it more appealing now?

  (797) posted on 06.8.2012

Well yeah, it is true that Zonda’s name is more contemporary, but in my opinion, Huayra’s look and performance are better. The video even focused on its efficient features.

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