Pagani Huayra Gullwing Supercar
The Pagani Huayra isn’t all that easy to say but boy are we drooling over this one, just like every car guy in the world must be. At £800,000 or about $1,262,160.00, this baby triples the cost of some of the most expensive supercars like the Lamborghini Aventador.
The Pagani Huayra supercar is powered by a mid mounted 6.0 litre twin-turbo DOHC 48 valve AMG V12 engine, that produces 720 horsepower with 737 ft lbs of torque! She will do 0-100km or about 0-62mph in just 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 370 kmh or about 220 mph.
The body is made of Carbotanium, a blend of Carbon Fiber and Titanium, making it extremely light and strong, helps her curb weight come in at a slender 1,350 kilograms or just under 3,000 lbs. The Twin-Turbo V12 is specially made by AMG giving the Huayra a power to weight ratio of 541 bhp per ton, that’s more than you get from a Bugatti Veyron.
Controlling all that power to the rear wheels is the 7 speed single plate clutch manual transmission, by Xtrac that makes F1 Transmissions, complete with manual and paddle shifters behind that retro futuristic feel. Make no mistake, each minutia has painstaking attention payed to it. Every nut and bolt is made of titanium, each wheel is cut from a single block of aluminum. Even the Huayra emblem takes over 24hrs to cut. Truly a beautiful street legal racing machine with advancements that go beyond even a Formula race car.
Two flaps that reside at the front and rear of the Huayra act as stabilizers or moving spoilers, raising and lowering as you drive to optimize your aerodynamics under spirited driving, ever stabilizing your ride no matter how you throw it around.
The gull-wing design Huayra gets its’ name from the South American God of Wind and currently holds the track record on BBC’s Top Gear UK at 1:13.8 leaping a full second faster than the previous record holder the Ariel Atom V8.
The Huayra is sure to inject some wanton desire for any car guy. If you can afford it, it’s one hell of a way to spend about 1.2 million dollars.
Images courtesy of Top Gear UK