The Huayra car model, to refresh your memory, is Pagani’s heavy second album. It’s the successor to the iconic Zonda car, and it’s about “more”: more power, more torque, more opulence. And more money.
The performance, the mileage, the finish, the lightness, the overwhelming feeling of occasion.
The single clutch gearbox is extremely last week. And the noise is fascinating, but it’s not howling at Zonda.
The engine is smaller and double turbocharged, for higher torque. The coping gearbox is automatic this time, but an old-school automated manual prioritizes lightness over shifting speeds.
Dual turbo V-12 life in the middle of the car. Coming from Mercedes-AMG, this engine generates 791 hp and 775 pound-feet of torque. A 7-speed automatic with a single clutch sends power to the front wheels. The Pagani model notes that this single-clutch configuration is lighter than a dual-clutch transmission.
It delivers 0-62 mph in 3.1 seconds and reaches a top speed of 210 mph. The Huayra is a crazy performance car, delivered in a slightly relaxed way. Throttle response is smooth. The turbos do nothing below 2,000 rpm, they start increasing at 2,300 rpm and, at 3,000 rpm, you are in hyperspace.
Car fuel economy figures have not been released for the Huayra 2020.