The upcoming Pagani Huayra R sounds like a Formula One car!

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The Pagani Huayra may be nine years old as of 2021, but it’s not going away anytime soon. The Italian company is preparing a new version of the V-12 supercar and it’s going to be the most extreme iteration yet. It’s called the Huayra R and it’s still somewhat of a mystery. Pagani just released a sound sample of its V-12 engine and it’s one of the best sounding supercars out there!

You Have To Hear The Pagani Huayra R's Naturally Aspirated V-12! High Resolution Exterior
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Unlike the Zonda, which featured a naturally aspirated V-12, the Huayra comes with a twin-turbo V-12 under the hood. But things will change for the Huayra R, which will feature a bespoke, all-motor V-12 developed by AMG and HWA. The latter is a racing specialist that builds componets for Mercedes-AMG and manages the brand’s DTM and Formula E efforts, while also running Formula 2 and Formula 3 teams.

This new engine reportedly displaces 6.0 liters and cranks out more than 900 horsepower.
You Have To Hear The Pagani Huayra R's Naturally Aspirated V-12! High Resolution Exterior
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If this rumor is true, the Huayra R will be notably more powerful than any other Huayra to date. For reference, the original Huayra came with 720 horsepower, while the BC model generates 789 horses. The Huayra Imola packs 827 horsepower, meaning that the Huayra R will generate an extra 100 horsepower or even more.

You Have To Hear The Pagani Huayra R's Naturally Aspirated V-12! High Resolution Exterior Wallpaper quality
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This doesn’t mean that Pagani will drop the twin-turbo V-12 for good. The mill might return on a future model. Needless to say, the naturally aspirated V-12 sounds impressive to say the least and reminds me of V-12 Formula One cars from the 1990s.

Just like its predecessor, the Zonda R, the Huayra R will be a track-day car with a more aggressove body kit, an integrated roll cage, and a motorsport-style dashboard. It will use more lightweight components and materials than any other Huayra and will tip the scales at around 2,400 pounds. Only a handful of units will be built and each will cost in excess of $2 million.

Ciprian Florea
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