Watch: XCar tests the Pagani HuaryaWed, 04 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0800
Huayra means “god of the winds” in the Quechua language, hence the word's attachment to the 230 mph Pagani hypercar that debuted in 2012 with a price of $1.3 million. British outfit XCar took the company's latest to the streets for the full shakedown.
XCar starts with a little history on the company before going into the trick aero bits that stay hidden when you want to go fast, and appear when you want to take a corner. And that first reveal of the car, with the gullwing doors, reverse hood and trunk open? Ridiculous.
Everything in the steampunk interior is custom, milled and beautiful. Horacio Pagani says that he wants it to feel like your own personal concert hall.
The powerplant is set in the middle and built by AMG. The 6.0-liter, twin-turbo V12 makes 730 hp and 740 lb-ft of torque and weighs less than 3,000 pounds through the use of carbotanium, which apparently is a thing.
The overarching narrative is that the Huayra is one of the most, if not the most, technologically advanced car on the market today. Comparing it to the Zonda, host Alex Goy calls it “all that, plus.”
By Jake Lingeman