Given the recent leaked pictures Pagani didn’t bother with the fifth teaser video and just dropped official pictures and details of their all-new supercar. Pagani Huayra replaces the Zonda and to all intents and purposes it appears to be an evolution of that car rather than a new model from the ground up.
But that’s alright, after all Zonda is one of the greatest cars of all time and a great base for the new Huayra. As you expect it features more of everything that Zonda offered. It looks even more dramatic, has more power, better craftsmanship, and more luxury.
The first thing you might be struggling with this new Pagani is its name. It’s derived from ancient legends tell of Aymara Huayra Tata, god of wind, which controls the breezes, the winds and hurricanes that affect the mountains, ravines and slopes of the Andean cordillera. It is said that Tata Huayra living in the hills and valleys left them just to show his strength to his wife, Pachamama, the goddess of Mother Earth.
It’s actually quite touching naming this car after a powerful wind, but it’s not as catchy and snappy as Zonda.
The other thing you might be trying to get your head round is the design of the Huayra. Horacio Pagani once said they’ve worked seven years on this design. They clearly wanted to retain Zonda’s iconic features in the new car but giving it a more elegant, muscular presence. And the Huayra is full of character which is cool, but the looks of it apparently is not appealing to everybody.
The moment first pictures of the Huayra hit the web it instantly caused controversy. A lot of people didn’t liked it and expressed their dislike furiously! We actually like it, minus those stupid gullwing doors. They’re not cool on the Mercedes SLS and they certainly not cool on this Pagani.
The Huayra is greatly advanced underneath the body. It features a monocoque spice made of carbon-titanium. The research focused on the application of advanced composite materials and technologies first tested on the Zonda R, to achieve the highest levels of rigidity combined with maximum lightness.
The tank is positioned in the most protected of the camper behind the pilot, reinforced by a safety cell made of different composite materials and ballistics. The suspension work exceptionally well and incorporate an advanced absorption of energy, ready to protect occupants in case of impact.
One of the most incredible figures about this car is the weight. It’s amazing how they managed to keep the weight of this low and wide supercar with its weapons-grade V12 engine in the middle and fancy suspension and everything, fairly low at just 1350 kg. That’s amazing for a car of this type.
A large part of that is due to the lightweight high tech materials that have been used generously wherever needed.
As mentioned may times before, Pagani Huayra is powered by a bespoke Mercedes AMG 6.0 liter 12-cylinder biturbo engine in V formation with astonishing output of 700 hp and a torque of over 1000 Nm.
The turbines are designed to offer an immediate response to the minimum stress of the butterfly, giving the driver complete control over the power at any speed and preventing unwanted delays in disbursement. The two radiators on the sides of the mouth anterior ensure the best cooling efficiency of the intercooler located above the cylinder head. This cooling system at low temperature is designed to operate in adverse conditions of Death Valley with temperatures above 50 ° C.
The dry sump lubrication also feeds the engine when the car is subject to extreme lateral accelerations. Also regulates the oil flow so that only the required quantity of lubricant is pumped into the engine from the external tank, reducing the friction caused by an excessive volume of fluid inside the base. The dry-sump oil pan makes obsolete the conventional one, allowing you to mount the engine and have a lower center of gravity away from less land.
A heat exchanger oil / water reduces engine warm during cold start and keeps the refrigerant and lubricant temperatures stable. Extensive weight reduction programs have resulted in simple yet ingenious solutions. In order to limit as much as possible to pipe connections and the expansion tank is mounted directly on the engine.
Of course you don’ expect this massive car to be economical, but it comes with an 85 liter tank to make life easier for you. The power system in two stages with no return has two power pumps that send fuel to the engine by activating the second pump when needed. To further increase the demand for fuel efficiency is controlled by a microprocessor on each pump, releasing the required amount from the engine control at any particular time.
The titanium exhaust system has been engineered by MHG-Fahrzeugtechnikand is a direct application of technologies racing on a high-performance road car. The hydroformed junctions have been developedto reduce the pressure and ensure a free flow of exhaust gases. Titanium offers a limited role in the silencer while offering reliability Iconel exhaust parts most exposed to high temperatures.
The Huayra comes with a seven-speed sequential gearbox cross and a dual-disc clutch. The adoption of a dual-clutch in oil bath was discarded because it would lead to an increase in weight over 70 kg, negating the advantage of a changed little faster. The entire transmission weighs 96 kg.
It’s not clear yet if they will offer it with a proper manual like the Zonda or not. That AMG V12 works better with an automatic anyway.
Pagani Huayra uses Pirelli P Zero tires, developed, built inside “MIRS” Modular Integrated Robotized System, the department dedicated to producing high-performance tires and designed toensure complete control of the pilot. They are capable of a top speed of 370 km/h and lateral forces of 1.5 G.
The car fully respects the most exacting standards of Europe and the United States in terms of safety and environment. In addition, specific research has been conducted to study the dynamics most often involving this type of car accident. Several cars were used to validate these tests. The survey showed that the evaluations have led us to apply concepts of construction not specifically required by law but how to improve occupant protection.
The interior of the Huayra is a mixture of exquisite style and modern equipments. The driver will find all the primary functions on the steering wheel. The paddles are mounted directly on the steering gear so you can change without taking your hands off the steering wheel.
The seats provide comfort for long journeys but also the lateral support given the enormous lateral forces that the car is able to develop. Driving means driving a Pagani state of the art without forgetting the roots and history. The eye can not dwell on the leather laces and a spinner on the switches, then lost the manual transmission, shiny sculpture that embodies progress and tradition.
The aluminum panel was inspired by the most sophisticated Swiss watches and includes a central multi-function display that shows information relevant driving in sport mode and a trip computer when you select the Comfort mode. The center console aluminum is machined from a single block of anticorodal and inspired by the keys of a clarinet, withpush buttons for controlling the heating and air conditioning.
The central touch screen high-definition multimedia system is the heart of the vehicle for the control of audio functions, satellite navigation, Bluetooth phone and secondary functions.
– Engine: Mercedes-AMG V12 Bi-Turbo M158
– Displacement: 5980 cc
– Power:> 700cv
– Torque:> 1000 Nm
– Transmission: 7-speed sequential cross. AMT robotic system with driving programs
– Length: 4605mm
– Wheelbase: 2795mm
– Height: 1169mm
– Width: 2036mm
– Dry weight: 1350 kg
– Weight distribution: 44% front 56% rear
Pricing and performance figures are yet to be confirmed.