Here’s What Randy Pobst Has to Say After Test Driving the Pagani Huayra
The BC is powered by the Huayra’s 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-12 engine but the power is up by 25 horsepower and there’s more torque too, all kept in check by a more aggressive aerodynamic package. Now it’s time for road racing veteran Randy Pobst to tell everyone about the time when he got to try out a member of the supercar world’s upper echelons with all the others also in attendance.
Video: Another Look at the Pagani Huayra L’Ultimo
The final Pagani Huayra just arrived stateside, and car fans are drooling over its custom body and interior treatment. Dubbed the L’Ultimo edition, the Pagani is currently on display at Prestige Imports in Miami, Florida, and exotics fan/YouTube personality Mario Vergel decided to check it out for himself. This is what he found.
The video is 6 minutes, 33 seconds in length, and includes shots of several other supercars and sports cars, including the Porsche GT3, Mercedes-AMG GT4, LaFerrari, Bugatti Veyron, Porsche 918 Spyder, and of course, Vergel’s BMW M3. However, if you just wanna jump straight to the Pagani, skip ahead to the 4-minute, 39-second mark.
The video gives us a glimpse off the Italian monster in full HD as it spins on its pedestal, showing the goods from just about every angle.
For those of you who may be unaware, the L’Ultimo is an extremely limited edition of the supercar - in fact, it’s a one-off model that was custom built for one lucky Pagani customer. Continue reading to learn more about it.
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Watch the 2018 Pagani Huayra BC Blast Around A Racetrack
Pagani has a rich history over its relatively short lifespan. When the Zonda debuted in 1999, it sent shockwaves up Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, and everybody else’s spine. Now nearly 20 years later, the Huayra is the darling of this small Italian automaker. But some say the Huayra needed more soul.
Enter: the Huayra BC – a car so sharpened beyond the original that Motor Trend’s new host, Jethro Bovingdon, suggests its basically a new product. The BC’s body is made from titanium-reinforced carbon fiber, a material that’s not only stronger but lighter, helping the car shed 291 pounds. The BC only tips the scales at 2,685 pounds. And then there’s the engine. The AMG-sourced 6.0-liter twin-turbo V-12 makes 60 more horsepower for a total 753 at 6,200 rpm and 811 pound-feet of torque at only 1,000 rpm! The power is managed by a revised seven-speed, auto-clutch manual transaxle hanging off the mid-mounted engine. Naturally, power is sent only to the rear wheels as God and Pagani intended.
Well, Bovingdon is no stranger to driving high-horsepower missiles around a track, so his commentary on the BC is rather telling. The video is an incredibly fun and educational watch, especially since it’s filmed inside Pagani’s headquarters and assembly room in San Cesario sul Panaro, Italy, just outside Modena. And don’t forget to check out TopSpeed’s coverage of the Pagani Zonda, Huayra, and Huayra BC.
2017 Pagani Zonda Riviera
They say that fine art speaks incredible stories while sitting still as people look at them. In a lot of ways, the Pagani Zonda is the farthest thing from fine art, particularly that it doesn’t do well in an idle state. Then again, the Zonda is also, in other ways, the epitome of fine art. It’s limited nature and exotic qualities make it precious in a lot of eyes. And as far as the stories it tells, well, let’s just say they make for good conversations. Take this particular Zonda for example. It’s now called the Zonda Riviera, but it didn’t always carry the name. Once upon a time, it was a Zonda F, and in the decade that’s been alive, it’s been through quite a lot for a car of its stature.
It does seem a little odd that we’re seeing another Zonda get reimagined as a new model only a week after seeing another of its kind, the Zonda Fantasma Evo, go through the same treatment. These events do speak of the age of the model and the fact that it’s been 12 years since Pagani rolled out the Zonda F means that we’re likely to see more of them in the near future. For now, though, the Zonda Riviera takes center stage, as the Zonda Fantasma Evo did last week. it doesn’t quite have an eventful story as Fantasma Evo - that one literally came back from a crash - but it does have a tale or two in its pocket, as most Pagani Zonda Fs that have aged rather nicely will tell us.
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Cristiano Ronaldo "Crashes" Pagani Huayra In Nike Ad: Video
Cristiano Ronaldo has recently been named as the world’s richest athlete, a feat that can be accredited to a lifetime of hard work and dedication. For those of you who don’t know, Ronaldo is a world-class football player (known as soccer here in the U.S.) who happens to drive a Pagani Huayra. With the European Soccer Championship already kicked off in Europe, Nike has created what has quickly become regarded as one of the best Nike commercials ever.
The video gives us a peek into Ronaldo’s life, and more specifically, what would happen if he happened to switch bodies with someone else and had to start all over again, similar to that movie Freaky Friday. In this case, a young kid wakes up in Ronaldo’s body and is shocked to see just how amazing life has turned out overnight. I won’t ruin the video for you, but there is plenty of good footballing going on in the video, plus appearances from people like Harry Kane and Anthony Martial.
Early on in the video,however, we see that waking up in another man’s body isn’t exactly all fun and games. As the story goes, Ronaldo, who eventually gets his body back, will be needing to have some body work done to that gorgeous Huayra of his. With that said, click play and watch the video. It’s a fun and enjoyable story to see.
Pagani Zonda Revolucion Goes Wild At Fuji Speedway: Video
What do you do if you have a Pagani Zonda Revolucion and you have a racetrack like the Fuji Speedway in Japan all to yourself? Chances are, you’re going to do what Bingo Sports did. Taking full advantage of the opportunity to run unimpeded in one of the world’s most formidable tracks, Japan’s most prominent supercar dealership took to the Fuji Speedway to showcase all of its latest exotic masterpieces. One of these cars was the Zonda Revolucion, considered to be the fastest and most powerful iteration of Pagani’s iconic Zonda nameplate.
The following video is what I look to call “showpiece evidence” of the Zonda Revolucion’s incredible track abilities. Running virtually alone around the track, you can see and hear just how crackling this monster of a Zonda is. That 6.0-liter V-12 engine that’s been tuned to produce 800 horsepower and 538 pound-feet of torque roars to life in just about every kerb and chicane on the track. Dial up the volume and the sound becomes incredibly intoxicating. So, take a few minutes and check out this video of the Zonda Revolucion running roughshod over the Fuji Speedway. At one point, there’s even a shot of the car disappearing in the distance while the majestic Mt. Fuji sits ever-so still in the background. As far as picturesque landscapes go, it doesn’t get any better than that, does it?
As a brief refresher on the awesomeness that is the Zonda Revolucion, Pagani introduced the model at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show as a souped-up version of the already souped-up Zonda R. In fact, the model that Pagani showcased in Geneva almost two years ago is the exact same model that Bingo Sports has. Yep, the naked carbon-bodied Zonda Revolucion that’s in the video is the same one that caused a lot of jaws to drop in Geneva back in 2014. It’s unclear if Bingo Sports is selling this particular Zonda Revolucion, but with only five units in existence, I certainly can’t blame the Japanese supercar dealer for resisting the urge to sell this ultra-exclusive supercar.
The Pagani Zonda may no longer be in production, but to this day, it’s still regarded as one of the fiercest modern-day exotics in the world. Throughout its life, the Zonda received numerous special edition iterations, including the 760LM Roadster, a bare, carbon-fiber bodied, one-off exclusive that Pagani built to pay homage to Le Mans. Yes, that’s what the LM in “760LM” stands for.
In any event, the owner of this incredibly rare Zonda recently took the supercar out on the track to show its mettle. Since it runs on a 7.3-liter V-12 engine, expectations are that the Zonda 760LM Roadster is bonafide track monster. As the video clearly captures, it’s certainly that…and a whole lot more.
In between the blistering lap runs and the incredible cackling of that massive V-12, the Zonda 760LM Roadster is shown in full bloom. A lime green Lamborghini Gallardo even accompanied the car on the track and it might as well have been invincible. That’s the kind of presence the one-off Zonda commanded in its run on the track. Heck, even a sudden downpour couldn’t stop the car, or at least its driver, from running roughshod over the track. That’s dedication to the highest extent possible. The video is close to four minutes long, but it’s still worth watching in its entirety.
As a refresher, the Zonda 760LM Roadster has an output of 760 horsepower, enough to justify its one-off billing.
The Pagani Huayra has been around since 2011 and while it has received numerous variations in the past, it’s never really had a big transformation. By and large, the Huayra has remained the same, at least until recently when YouTube user PurePerformance was able to capture of video a camouflaged Huayra sporting some pretty interesting new aerodynamic components.
The video was taken at the San Martino del Lago race track in Cremona, Italy. It’s only 47 seconds long but in that space, we get to see the covered up Huayra with an enormous carbon fiber rear spoiler, an aggressive front splitter, and a massive rear diffuser. Now these things don’t point to anything specifically, but I wholeheartedly believe that this could very well be the long-awaited track version of the mighty Italian exotic. It’s name has varied too depending on who you talked to. Some folks are calling it the Huayra R while others are referring to it as the Huayra S or SE. In 2014, the same Huayra Nurburgring Edition was even mentioned.
Whatever its name is, it’s pretty clear from those added aerodynamic components that this particular Huayra isn’t going to be a regular model. Besides, Pagani has already sold out all 100 units of the “regular” model so it doesn’t make sense for it to be testing a new one of the same ilk. It’s also not the planned Huayra Roadster, at least when you look at that closed cockpit.
So what could this model be? I’m putting my money on that track-focused Huayra we’ve heard so much about but have only gotten glimpses of a few times. It now appears that it’s on its way, even though it’s unclear how far along it is in the testing phase. But it is arriving and that’s great news for Pagani, its loyal fancies, and types like us who generally just love to see supercars like this get some shine.
The Pagani Huayra might not be the newest hypercar on the block, but it continue to amazes thanks to some ingenious design features, clever engineering, and the artful shaping of its body. Officially debuted in 2011, the Huayra made a splash in its exclusive segment, putting fellow Italian automakers Ferrari and Lamborghini on notice. But it’s the Huayra’s development that we’re looking back at with this crash test video.
To call it a video is actually generous, but this 30-second clip depicts how Pagani tested its Huayra for the worst-case scenario. The full-frontal crash test shows the strength of the Huayra’s structure. The central monocoque is made from a carbo-titanium composite – a combination of carbon fiber and titanium. The unique combination allows the passenger compartment to withstand impacts that would otherwise shatter a standard carbon fiber part.
In fact, the video shows this principle in action. Just watch as the front crumple zone absorbs the impact while the passenger cell remains completely intact. The carbon fiber body ahead of the windshield cracks and bends, absorbing the brunt of the crash force. And like any modern car, the Huayra comes with airbags that help lessen the chances of passenger injury. The clip shows them working in full function.
This crash test takes place at a moderate speed, but demonstrates how the Huayra is designed to protect passengers from even high-speed crashes. High speeds are something very familiar to the Pagani. Its
sourced 6.0-liter V-12 engine produces 730 horsepower and 811 pound-feet of torque thanks in part to twin turbochargers. The hypercar is capable of hitting 62 mph in just 3.2 seconds on its way to a top speed of 230 mph.
There is never a time when the day you receive a new Pagani isn’t a very special day. This is even more true when we’re talking about a special one-of-one edition, such as the Huayra “Scozia” you’ll see in this video. But the dealership decided to make it a bit more special anyway, and this brings us to the one quick warning concerning this video: it opens with and features a few more times, some loud bagpipe music. Just a word of caution for anyone who isn’t a fan.
Those bagpipes fit into a bigger Scottish theme for the delivery of this car, which took place at Miller Motorcars in Connecticut, one of only five Pagani dealers in the United States. After the bagpipes play the car in, we’re shown that the seats are upholstered in plaid, the colors of the owner’s family crest. Plaid in cars is a very hit or miss kind of a move, but with a car as bold and outrageous as a Pagani, it’s the sort of thing that can even look restrained. The car comes with a set of luggage as well, but that’s a normal factory option.
What’s the last car you got to test drive? Unless it sells for seven figures, odds are YouTuber Shmee150 has you beat. Earlier this month, our favorite automotive jealousy-maker posted his brief run behind the wheel of one of Italy’s finest, the Pagani Huayra. The venue at his disposal was San Cesario sul Panaro, home to the factory where the car was built. Although Shmee was relegated to public roads and highways, you can feel his excitement about this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
After a quick warm up with the Pagani rep at the wheel, the two switch seats, and instantly Shmee is agog at the view he gets to enjoy. The interior is decked out in a glut of fine touches and well-crafted details, and although the car is very low and wide, Shmee says it’s not that difficult to drive. However, it’s still very much a driver’s car: the seven-speed sequential gearbox takes some getting used to, and Shmee is obviously a bit tepid with the throttle, but that banana grin never seems to leave his face.
The verdict is as expected: “That car is phenomenal! It has so much torque, it just pulls away and pulls away, you can be in such a high gear and it still keeps on going,” Shmee gushes. “The turbo noises, the wastegate, the whooshes, everything you’re hearing all around you... but you’re looking at this sort of complete elegance and design, everything inside is so nice… what an incredible day!”
We’ve all heard it before — the manual gearbox is going the way of the dodo. Automatic transmission technology is so good nowadays, many of the best performance carmakers in the world are ditching the clutch pedal for paddles.
However, that’s not a problem for the wealthy. Case in point – this one-off Pagani. Its owner spilled enough cash to provoke the Italian automaker into creating a row-your-own version of its inimitable Zonda 760. Not only that, it’s a roadster.
Giving us an intimate look at this unique hypercar is none other than Shmee150, who caught the vehicle on his HD camcorder at Topaz Detailing in London as it underwent a protective film treatment in preparation for delivery.
This thing is beyond gorgeous. The carbon-fiber bodywork is in a mesmerizing deep blue finish, the enormous snorkel that feeds the mid-mounted engine sits just above the seats, and every detail of the aero is correct and accounted for, from the front canards to the broad rear wing.
If you had the money, what car would you bless with a manual transmission? Given an unlimited budget, I’d have to choose the McLaren P1. Something about dropping the clutch on 900 horsepower just sounds so right. I’d also chop the top. I don’t care if it screws up the downforce and drag figures – if you’re going to mess with the best, you might as well go whole hog.
Click past the jump to read about the Pagani Zonda 760 Roadster.
There aren’t many cars out there that can outshine a Pagani hypercar in terms of exclusivity, Swiss watch-like attention to detail or gorgeous interiors, and the Huayra is the latest example to further enforce that principle. Representing the first-ever Pagani to be developed from the start as a global car, the Huayra is not a heavily upgraded Zonda, but an all-new model built from the ground up to replace its predecessor, which is oddly still being made by special order.
YouTube user and known car-spotter Saabkyle04 got the chance to have some one-on-one time with a U.S.-spec Pagani Huayra at a luxury car dealership in Miami, managing to give the model what is probably the most comprehensive first-person review it will ever receive. Manufactured entirely by hand, whether we’re talking about the carbon fiber monocoque body, the Mercedes-AMG-sourced V-12 or even its $3,700 aluminum and CNC-machined key fob, the Italian hypercar is simply a masterpiece from any perspective.
Unlike its naturally aspirated predecessor, the Huayra is powered by a twin-turbocharged, 6.0-liter, V-12 that has been developed by
AMG especially for the model. With 720 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque on tap, the car can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.2 seconds, but its performance is far from being its most important feature when you consider that every nut and bolt on the car has been specifically designed for the Huayra and is not shared with any other vehicle. In many ways, Horacio Pagani can probably be viewed as a modern Leonardo da Vinci — he also mixed art and science in many of his creations. If you have a free half hour, the video above will tell you everything you need to know about Horacio’s latest piece of automotive art.
Of the many problems there are to worry about in life, not knowing how to remove the hardtop from a Pagani Zonda 760 Roadster would be a nice one to have. But if you ever do have the pleasure of crossing paths with one of these ultra-rare hypercars, Schmee150 has just released a video showing exactly what it takes to open up the Zonda’s closed cockpit to the elements.
This particular Zonda is reportedly a one-off creation, and it was visiting the London detailing shop to have protective film applied to its blue carbon-fiber body panels. Although the roof panel is super lightweight, made of just carbon fiber and only slightly more fabric than your typical loincloth, it still requires two people for its removal in order to not damage the engine’s snorkel intake, which sits just about the roofline.
After covering up the air intake and opening up the rear clamshell engine cover – an amazing process in itself – then it’s time to get to work taking the top off. There are a total of 12 snaps that hold the rear cloth portion of the roof in the place, while a center latch and two rotating clasps on each B-pillar keep the carbon fiber secured.
This roof-removal demonstration took about 90 seconds from start to finish, which means that it would likely take less time to get this car up to its top speed of well over 200 mph (several times over) than it would to get this Pagani to go topless.
It’s not often that we see the Pagani Huayra being put through its paces on the race track, but that’s not because the Italian supercar is a trailer queen. Simply put, the Huayra is way too exclusive to make such appearances on a regular basis. What’s more, Pagani’s latest creation hit U.S. shores on official terms only a few months ago and it’ll take a while longer before we see it revving its V-12 engine on courses such as the Laguna Seca.
Meanwhile, the folks over at Miller Motorcars, the first dealer to receive the Pagani Huayra in the United States, have put together a short video showing the supercar doing what it knows best: taking fast turns on a race track. The video was obviously created with a commercial purpose in mind, but it’s still a great way to watch it stretch its legs on an American course. The video features a few nice close-ups and there’s even a Pagani Zonda included in the footage. Take a closer look and you’ll also noticed the first Huayra imported to the U.S. We’re talking about the carbon-and-red model we reported about back in July.
There’s only one downside to this video, and that’s the Huayra’s ear-piercing exhaust note has been replaced by a dramatic and less appealing soundtrack.
The Pagani Zonda 760 LM first caught our eye in May 2014 after leaked photos of the mysterious one-off Pagani made their way into the Interwebs. Since then, we’ve seen bits and pieces of it but not enough to fully appreciate its status as arguably the best of all Zonda one-offs Pagani has ever created. But recently, someone shot a video of the Zonda 760 LM unleashing its fury around the Nurburgring.
The Zonda was joined by fellow exotic luminaries like the Porsche 918 Spyder and the Lamborghini Gallardo. It takes a special kind of supercar to put those two, especially the 918 Spyder, in the background, but the Zonda 760 LM did just that to us. Just watching it pounce around the ‘Ring while listening to that massive engine roar is about as close to one of the best 60-second breaks I’ve had in quite a while.
The Zonda is powered by an AMG, 7.3-liter, V-12 engine that develops close to 800 horsepower and 540 pound-feet of torque. That’s good enough to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.6 seconds to go with a breathtaking top speed of 217 mph.
This 14-year-old Pagani Zonda may be officially discontinued, but it’s a supercar that’s still worth seeing and hearing. At least for those of us who can’t drive one. And it’s true Pagani, much like Bugatti did with the Veyron, built way too many special-edition models to keep track of. But there’s at least one Pagani iteration that stands out from the crowd. We’re talking about the Zonda Tricolore, a three-unit run built to honor the Frecce Tricolori, Italy’s aerobatic demonstration team.
The Tricolore was sold in a bare carbon skin with a blue lacquer covering most of its body with red, white, and green stripes adorning its nose. A unique set of LED daytime running lights and an exclusive wing mounted behind the cockpit further set it apart from other Zondas. The Tricolore is also fitted with an AMG-sourced, 7.3-liter V-12, the largest engine ever to find its way into the Zonda. The mill is good for 670 horsepower and 575 pound-feet of twist that enables it to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in a neck-breaking 3.4 seconds on its way to a top speed of 220 mph.
Granted, the Tricolore is not only a fast machine, but a noisy one too. If you didn’t already know that, we have the right video for you. It comes from Italian supercar spotter Marchettino and features nearly three minutes of Zonda Tricolore goodness. Hit the play button and pump up the volume.
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.
Click past the jump to read more about Pagani’s North-American launch.
The Pagani Zonda 760 LM, one of the last iterations of the venerable supercar and a model that’s been keeping us on our toes the past month, is finally out in the open. The Italian automaker quietly took the veil off the 760 LM during a special event, probably right before the unique vehicle was shipped to its owner.
Although the 760 LM is proof that the Pagani Zonda is still alive and kicking 15 years since production began, the carbon-bodied rocket is likely one of the last special-edition supercars to carry the iconic name. The 760 LM arrived only a few weeks after the 760 X, yet another one-off Zonda crafted for a very special, deep-pocketed collector.
There’s no word as to who will take delivery of this gorgeous supercar, but word has it the owner is an avid Zonda collector that already has a Cinque Roadster and Zonda R parked in his garage. Now that’s what we call enthusiasm!
Click past the jump to read more about the Pagani Zonda 760 LM
There are cars that you can drive fast and then there are cars that you NEED to drive fast. The Pagani Huayrabelongs in the latter category. The Italian supercar is one of the rare exotics in the world that blissfully combines opulent luxury with incredible performance capabilities. So when you’re behind the wheel of one, as this video shows, there’s a responsibility to push the Huayra to its absolute limit.
Watch the video shot by Marchettino and you’ll understand what we’re talking about. Look at how the Huayra’s interior proudly shouts the meeting of the minds between technology and luxury. That’s not something a lot of other cars can boast of.
But more importantly, listen to the unnerving shriek of that AMG-sourced V-12 engine that belts out 700 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque and it’s easy to get caught up in the undeniable thrill ride that comes with pushing the Huayra to its limits.
There’s no other way to drive this Italian supercar than unleashing all that power on a race track. Just be mindful of trying to handle it because, as the video shows, it can go sideways on you that quickly if you’re not too careful.
The Pagani Huayra continues to be one of the most mental supercars in the world, and even if its in prototype form as this lime green piece of awesomeness is, the Huayra still commands an audience like very few supercars can.
This particular model, which was captured by Marchettino, is actually labeled as Prototype 3, the same vehicle the Italian company used in the development of its electrical components. But whereas it used to don a more subdued matte-black finish with gold wheels, Pagani decided to make it look a lot more, shall we say, "electric."
So the company sought Car Wrapping Milano to give the Huayra Prototype 3 a bright lime green wrap to go with the original matte black accents around the rear bumper and diffuser area. Matching lime green brake calipers were also installed, finishing off a dramatic and colorful change for the Huayra test car.
The rest is nothing short of incredible and probably justifies the twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter AMG-sourced V10 engine under its hood even more. Nothing speaks to a car’s bombastic 720-horsepower output more than an equally bombastic lime green wrap that instantly makes it the envy of all other Huayras.