Pagani’s latest one-off Huayra is called the The King, and, while we can’t be sure, we can say with some certainty that it doesn’t belong to Elvis Presley, LeBron James or Burger King’s creepy plastic-faced mascot. Delivered to its new owner in Connecticut, the Pagani Huayra The King 1 of 1 of 1 (to use its full name) is the latest customized ride from Italy’s most famed purveyor of ridiculously fast and impossibly opulent supercars.
The exterior differentiates itself from lesser Huayras with gloss-black carbon-fiber body panels and sections of white paint, highlighted with dark-red accent stripes. The motif carries over into the interior’s black leather seats and dash, with white accents and dark-red stitching. Other than that, the interior appears to be pretty much standard Pagani Huayra fare, which is to say that it looks like an amazing place to be. Instrument lighting can be switched between aqua and red, which, to be fair, was something Volkswagen started doing over a decade ago.
Pagani hasn’t released any technical specifics, but we’re guessing The King uses the same, slightly more-potent V-12 as the Huayra La Monza Lisa and 730 S one-offs. That means 12 cylinders, two turbos and 6.0 liters of Mercedes-AMG fury sending 730 horsepower and 740 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels. The sprint to 60 mph is dispatched in 3.3 seconds and top speed is 230 mph.
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If you’re in the market for a new car and have roughly $1.4 million to spend, then your option list just grew by one. This Pagani Huayra is currently for sale in Greenwich, Connecticut and is one of the first — if not the first — Huayras to be sold inside the U.S. You’ll recall Pagani opened up the avenue for Huayras to make their way Stateside just a few weeks ago.
Hand-built in Modena, Italy, the supercar is flown to the U.S. for importation. Its allure comes from its AMG-sourced, twin-turbocharged, 6.0-liter, V-12 engine cranking out 730 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque. A seven-speed sequential gearbox controls the action. The mid-engine machine is capable of holding corners at 1.66 g of lateral acceleration and hitting 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds. Its top speed is an outrageous 230 mph.
This particular example is has its carbon-fiber body exposed for all to see and its interior is covered in red leather. With only has 35 miles on its odometer, this Huayra is ready for a long life of track days and garaged nights. Even with its high price tag, we can’t imagine it sitting on the dealer lot very long. These cars are outrageously rare, with Pagani only building a handful each year.
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Pagani Automobili has been officially launched in North America. It’s been 22 years since Horacio Pagani established its very own company in Modena, Italy, and 15 years since the very first Zonda left the workshop, and Pagani may now officially sell its supercars in the United States.
And by "supercars" we mean the breathtaking Huayra, the upcoming Huayra Roadster and all the limited edition and bespoke versions that are set to follow. All these V-12-powered rockets can be acquired through the company’s U.S. subsidiary, Pagani WorldWide, across the entire North American continent.
Although U.S. deliveries of the Huayra have only just begun, the said supercar is already familiar with American soil as an import, and a very successful one for that matter. According to Pagani, 40 percent of Huayra sales this year have been accounted by U.S. customers, making North America its largest market. Now that the Huayra can be picked up from specialized dealerships, we expect Pagani to flourish even more in the United States.
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Pagani’s latest supercar - the Huayra - has been officially unveiled for quite some time now, but a hiccup in the EPA and CARB regulatory certification has been putting the brakes on its travel across the pond. Luckily, Pagani has promised that these issues will be solved by mid-2013 and US customers should be getting their Huayras delivered by next June.
"The welcome we have received by the American audience and car enthusiasts in 2011 made us eager to return in 2012 with an even stronger presence and we cannot wait to see the first US-spec Pagani Huayras on North American soil in mid-2013," said Horacio Pagani in a recent interview.
On the US market, the Pagani Huayra will only be offered in limited numbers and will be priced at about $1.4 million. For the money they’ll be shelling out, customers will receive a supercar powered by a V12 engine with an output of 700 HP and 811 lb-ft of torque. The Huyara goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds and up to a top speed of 235 mph.
Last Monday, we brought you news that the first U.S. bound Pagani Huayra had been delivered to a customer in the United States. Now it seems like Pagani may have jumped the gun in selling cars on U.S. soil, thanks to a requirement that automakers implement advanced airbags beginning with the 2000 model year. In the past, low volume manufacturers such as Lamborghini and Tesla had been granted an exception to the regulation, which lead Pagani to believe they’d be granted the very same exemption. It was a logical assumption, since Pagani’s production is far less than Lamborghini’s, and Pagani lacks the technical support of Lamborghini’s parent, Volkswagen/Audi.
Pagani learned the hard way what happens when you assume. Ignoring Pagani’s low-volume manufacturer status and limited technical resources, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has denied the automaker’s request, which gives Pagani only two choices: either develop the required airbag system for the Huayra before deliveries can begin, or forgo the U.S. market entirely as they did with their Zonda supercar. Pagani estimates that designing an airbag system to meet NHTSA requirements will cost them some about $5.7 million, which surely means that the price of U.S. spec Huayras will be raised to cover development. That doesn’t bode well for buyers who’ve already put money down on Pagani’s latest, since the best they can hope for is a higher purchase price. The alternative, sadly, is that the U.S. again loses out on the opportunity to experience one of the world’s premier supercars.
Bad news for David Heinemeier Hansson who has just received a one-of-a-kind Pagani Zonda HH that he can only enjoy during vacations in Italy. Pagani has just announced that their new generation supercar that will be replacing the Zonda, the C9, will be homologated for the US market. The company has announced that the new twin-turbo 6.0-litre V12 motor and automated manual gearbox will meet 2013 California emissions regulations, and will be Euro 5-compliant.
This is the first time US customers will be allowed to enjoy a Pagani model. Until now the Zonda was never made available in the US because it did not meet the country’s EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and DOT (Department of Transportation) regulations.
Horacio Pagani also confirmed that the future C9 will be powered by an AMG sourced 6.0-liter V12 engine that will develop a total of 690bhp and 737lb-ft of torque. Also, the C9 will be a completely new product in terms of design, weight, distribution, materials and dynamics, and revealed that it will feature 3770 new parts.