Production of the remarkable Pagani Huayra (pronounced “wai-ra”), designed by Horacio Pagani, began in 2011 in Modena, Italy. The first Huayra was delivered in 2012, and the original run was limited to 100 cars, according to an agreement with AMG. Approximately 45 of these $1M+ supercars were sold annually, with the final car sold in early 2015.
The U.S. market accounted for 40% of Huayra sales, and the company chose to base their world headquarters in San Francisco, California. This HQ handles all U.S. sales and many international sales.
The original cost of the Huayra was slated to be $1.1 million, but it ultimately came to market with a $1.4 million price tag.
The Pagani Huayra is Uncompromising in Every Detail
The Pagani Huayra was designed with the most hardcore supercar enthusiast in mind – for whom Lamborghinis, Jaguars, and even McLarens had become passé and even a Bugatti had begun to seem ho-hum.
Until June 2016, the Pagani Huayra had the distinction of being the fastest sports car in the world, hitting a record high of 1:13:8 at the Top Gear Test Track. The McLaren 675LT managed to top this, but just barely – coming in with a time just 1/100th of a second faster. The Huayra reaches speeds of 0-62 mph in just 3.0 seconds.
When outfitted with Pirelli track tires, the Pagani Huayra can withstand 1.66 g of lateral acceleration at 230 mph, impressive by any standards. The V12 turbocharged engine produces 750 hp at 5,800 rpm and 738 lb-ft of torque between 2,250 to 4,500 rpm. It is equipped with a 7-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive.
The Huayra BC arrives in 2017
Pagani is debuting the Huayra BC in 2017, with a limited edition of 20 selling at $2.6 million each. It will be the lightest supercar in the world, comprised of carbon fiber and titanium like its predecessor, but weighing in at just 2,685 pounds – 305 pounds lighter that the original Huayra and 1,000 pounds lighter than the Porsche 918. The new twin-turbo V12 version will produce an additional 60 hp, a top speed of 231 mph, and will go from 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds.
The Huayra was named after the Andean God of Wind… it’s not hard to understand why.
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