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2012 Pagani Huayra

By luanpa in | January 29, 2011 | (3) Comments

After weeks of leaks and art house movies and months before that of spy shots and rumors, the 2012 Pagani Huayra is here.Elegant and muscular the Pagani Huayra merges the past, present and future in a timeless interpretation of automotive art.

The styling of the car was perfected over the course of 5 years to find each line’s beginning and end.During this study, eight scale models were created, as well as two 1:1 models, each an evolution of the previous in a never ending quest to perfect the form and refining the substance.The never ending quest for weight reduction resulted also into the combination of structural and non-structural or aesthetical elements.An example is the integration of all ventilation air ducts into the monocoque’s structure, making the use of additional parts and ducts unnecessary.

The bi-xenon headlamps are just one of the many precious gifts from the Zonda R , and LED daytime running lights are seamlessly integrated in the elliptical shape of the design.The rear bumper integrates with the diffuser and is dominated by an elliptical frame that surrounds the four central exhaust outlets, now becoming a characteristic Pagani element.You’ll find Pirelli P Zero tires at each corner as well, 225/35ZR19s in front and 335/30ZR20s in the rear.

About that engine.Cradled by a chrome-moly subframe and surrounded by reams of carbon fiber, the mid-engined Huayra’s motivator is a 60-degree AMG-sourced twin-turbo 6.0-liter V-12, and its output bears repeating: 690 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque.(The engine was developed specifically for this car and isn’t cut-and-pasted from any AMG model. Don’t expect a similar deal with any other manufacturers, however, as AMG head Ola K?llenius recently told us this arrangement with Pagani is singular in nature.) Two side-mounted radiators feed the intercoolers, which are positioned above the cylinder heads and utilize covers that function as overflow tanks for engine coolant.Lubrication is accomplished via a dry-sump system.

Lift the Huayra’s dramatic gullwing doors, and you’re greeted by a symphony of leather, carbon fiber, polished metal, and stitching that’s every bit as striking as the exterior isn’t.All primary controls have been moved to the steering wheel, as seems to be the current fashion among the supercar set .Two jet-engine-shaped vents sit atop a center stack crafted from a single hunk of aluminum and lined with a row of toggle switches.The door panels are things of beauty, with their leather pulls, aluminum accents, and exposed carbon.A touch screen controls the audio and navigation systems, among other functions.The automatic transmission’s gear lever was designed, the company says, as a “monument to the art of the manual gearshift” and as evidence of “progress that does not deny the past”; this is perhaps the dumbest thing we’ve read all week.Still, even in pictures, the interior is pretty breathtaking.

The 2012 Pagani Huayra is a step into the future for Pagani.A decade ago, the Zonda cost $320,000, but now the Huayra will carry a price tag of about $1.4 million, and that’s for the version with the standard engine.

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2012 Pagani Huayra-rear-side

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3 responses to "2012 Pagani Huayra"

  1. OMG says:

    I would rather buy the new lamborghini LP700-4 instead if i had the money.

  2. Honda ATVs says:

    That concept in the Photo look OK.But I don’t think the design is going to holds up well in like 2012.And at that angle it reminds me too much of the Sicon TC,which really hasn’t aged well either.

  3. Gr8guy says:

    I like it, think i will buy one.