Pagani Huayra (2011 - 2017)

Pagani chose the 2011 Geneva International Motorshow (Switzerland) to unveil the first completely new model since the Zonda.
The Huayra takes its name from the god of winds and hurricanes in the Argentinian northeast and Bolivia Huayra Tata.

The project began its development in 2003 and was code-named C9, in honour to Horacio's wife Cristina, and that the Huayra is the ninth project he embarked himself in.

The result of over eight years of development and Horacio's limitless perfectionism is a machine that, even though it has a similar silhouette to that of the Zonda, is completely different both technologically and on its approach. The Huayra is a more sophisticated and polyvalent than the Zonda, its a magnificent grand tourer capable of doing hundreds of kilometers at 300 km/h (186 mph) without the slightest effort from it or its occupants that at the same time finds itself perfectly comfortable in a b-road or track.

The main reason for this is the engine, it's still a Mercedes-AMG V12, but it's turbocharged, which allows it for this bipolarity.
The twin turbos that pump air to the engine are capable of generating a monster 1000 nm (738 lb ft) of torque and 730 hp (720 bhp) with a very flat and accessible torque curve for any driver. With this engine the Pagani engineers have tried to simulate the feeling of a fighter jet taking off though the noises of the turbos spooling up and blowing off, and the brutal acceleration capable of leaving its occupants pinned against the seats in any gear or rpm range.

The silhouette that Horacio envisioned for the Huayra parts from the Zonda, although slightly modifying its proportions, more voluptuous and compact, due mostly to a high waistline and sharper and slender windows than in the Zonda and to the lack of a fixed wing in the back.
The fact that makes this possible also supposes one of the main innovations of the Huayra, the active aerodynamics. This system is composed by four flaps, two in the bonnet and two in the engine cover. The car's electronic systems are constantly measuring inputs such as speed, steering angle, longitudinal and lateral acceleration or the vehicle's rotation and actuate the flaps by raising and lowering them individually like a fighter jet would.
These actions have a different objective depending on the situation: maximizing the stopping power, increase the cornering speed by increasing each wheel's grip as necessary, neutralizing the body roll or minimizing the drag on straights.
The doors open in pure gull-wing style, with their hinges in the roof one next to the other, which, wit the doors completely open, give it a very imposing and spectacular look.

Another element that receives a deep rework is the interior. The bigger size of the cabin and the full-glass roof provide a much more spacious and relaxed feeling than before.
The instrument cluster and the the center console are true pieces of jewelry and precision, and remind to the most sophisticated of the Swiss chronograph. Both of them have been sculpted out of a solid piece of brushed aluminium, and are retro illuminated by LEDs whose colour can be set by the driver, which gives it a very sophisticated and futuristic touch. Technology is very present in the interior, with several screens and a good on-board infotainment system.
The three only materials its occupants will be able to touch and see are aluminium, leather and carbon fiber.
Details like the aluminium structure the gear lever is mounted on or the Huayra's key, a solid aluminium miniature of itself, perfectly define the balance between art, design and technology Pagani submits every one of the pieces they install in their cars to, their perfectionism and obsession-to-detail even extends to elements that are not visible, and that no one will even see in the lifetime of the car.

In 2012, the Huayra was awarded Hypercar of the year and evo Car of the year by the prestigious British magazines Top Gear and evo Magazine.

Unlike the Zonda, who was only homologated in Europe and some Asian and American (US not included) countries, the Huayra is globally-homologated. Because of this, the 100 units Pagani built in four years had no problem finding an owner for them.

Huayra

Production type :

Limited edition

Drive wheel type :

Rear wheel drive

Chassis materials :

Carbon fiber - Titanium

Body materials :

Carbon fiber

Body shape :

Two seater grand tourer

Road legal :

Yes

Acceleration :

(0-100 km/h)

3.3 sec

Top speed :

360 km/h

Engine layout :

Mid engined longitudinal

Specific power :

541 hp per tonne

Weight :

1350 kg

Dimensions :

(l/w/h)

4605 mm / 2036 mm / 1169 mm

Fuel consumption :

(l/100 km)

15 l/100 km

Fuel tank :

85 l

Autonomy :

567 km

Engine

Internal code :

M158

Displacement :

6l (5980 cm³)

Type :

Twin turbo charged V12 60º

Number of valves :

36 (3 per cylinder)

Max. power :

730 hp (537 kw) @ 5800 rpm

Max. torque :

1000 nm @ 2250 rpm

Max. Rpm :

Unknown

Specific output :

122 hp per litre

Brakes

  • Front

    Disc diameter :

    380 mm

    Disc material :

    Carbon ceramic

    Number of pistons :

    4


  • Rear

    Disc diameter :

    380 mm

    Disc material :

    Carbon ceramic

    Number of pistons :

    4

Transmission

Type :

Sequential

Number of gears :

7

Tyres

Manufacturer :

Pirelli

Model :

P Zero

Type :

Sport

Front dimensions :

255 / 35 / R19

Rear dimensions :

335 / 30 / R20