• 2015 Pagani Huayra Project Vulcan

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Much like the Bugatti Veyron and Koenigsegg Agera, the Pagani Huayra competes in a very special niche. Not so much because of its impressive performance, but for being hand-crafted to bespoke specifications tailored for each owner. In short, each Huayra is unique, which pretty much explains why this supercar costs more than $2 million. Sure, companies such as Ferrari and McLaren also have the ability to customize their supercars, but neither the LaFerrari nor the P1 can match the craftsmanship that goes into a Pagani. And, the Huayra Project Vulcan is living proof that Horacio Pagani’s team is responsible for some of the most exquisite supercars ever built.

A one-off project with unique options fitted for the first time on a Huayra, the Project Vulcan also has an interesting story behind it. The supercar was commissioned by Brett David, CEO of Prestige Imports and Pagani Miami, the manufacturer’s official dealer in Florida. Brett became a fervent admirer of Horacio Pagani through his father, Irv David, who, after he saw the Zonda C12 prototype at the 1999 Geneva Motor Show, devised a plan to become the first Pagani importer in the U.S.

When Brett’s father died in 2007, he went on to contact the Italian company, only to learn that another dealership was locked to become the brand’s Florida dealer. What Brett didn’t know at the time, was that Pagani had promised the partnership to his father. He learned about it after he posed as a customer and went to visit Pagani’s factory. Shortly after, Pagani Miami was created as an official Pagani Automobili dealership in the United States. Eight years later and Brett took delivery of the Huayra Project Vulcan, a supercar built as a tribute to his father.

Continue reading to learn more about the Pagani Huayra Project Vulcan.

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What makes the Pagani Huayra Project Vulcan special

2015 Pagani Huayra Project Vulcan
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At first glance, the Project Vulcan looks similar to other Huayras, but several exclusive details become obvious upon closer inspection. The wheels, for instance, are finished in a bright shade of red that’s unique to this car. The same color is present on the front hood in the form of a thin stripe. That’s a rare feature too, as most Huayras (if not all) have the entire V-shaped center section painted in either body color or a contrasting hue. Another exclusive feature is the distinct carbon-fiber exterior. Although this isn’t the first Huayra to receive a bare carbon shell, it’s the first to have black and silver gunmetal metallic exposed carbon-fiber blending seamlessly, according to its owner.

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Inside, the seats, dashboard, door panels, and steering wheel were finished in the same bright shade of red as the wheels. It’s this particular feature that gives the Project Vulcan its name. In ancient Roman mythology, Vulcan is the god of fire. The bright upholstery is complemented by exclusive honeycomb stitching and the numerous polished and carbon-fiber elements. But arguably, the most intriguing detail is the special nameplate created by Horacio Pagani to honor Brett’s father. The plaque sits on the center console and reads "In memory of Irv David," while also depicting the silhouette of a Huayra in the background. You definitely won’t see another one like it in other Pagani supercars.

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Under the hood of the Huayra Project Vulcan lurks the familiar 6.0-liter, V-12 engine of AMG origin. Output remains unchanged at 700 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque, but I’m sure the owner won’t complain about that. The mill is powerful enough to send the Huayra roaring from 0 to 60 in only 3.2 seconds and up to a top speed of 230 mph.

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The Huayra was launched in 2012 as a successor to the Zonda, although Pagani continued to deliver a few examples of the latter until 2014. Redesigned from the ground up, it received an AMG-sourced 6.0-liter V-12 under the hood. The mill is similar to the Zonda’s, which also used 7.0- and 7.3-liter powerplants. Limited to 100 units, the Huayra was sold out in 2015, but a roadster version will be launched in 2016. Word has it that the drop-top version will make its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

Read our full review on the Pagani Huayra here.

Source: dupontregistry

Ciprian Florea
Ciprian Florea
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Ciprian's passion for everything with four wheels (and more) started back when he was just a little boy, and the Lamborghini Countach was still the coolest car poster you could hang on your wall. Ciprian's career as a journalist began long before earning a Bachelor's degree, but it was only after graduating that his love for cars became a profession.  Read full bio
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