Mercedes-AMG has been a partner of Pagani since the beginning in 1999. Mercedes-AMG has built over 150 bespoke engines for Pagani Automobili in the past ten years and these engines have propelled the Pagani vehicles to achieve numerous records and awards on the racetracks and roads all over the globe.
For the Mercedes-AMG engineers the Pagani projects are a perfect playground to push the envelope of technology and performance. Four years a development team of specialists has travelled the world to hone an engine that would perfectly match the character of the Pagani Huayra.
Performance is written in the DNA of Mercedes-AMG and the bespoke M158 engine for the Huayra is at the peak of AMG performance engines, with a power output of over 700hp and a torque figure that exceeds 1000Nm.
The M158 had to be a small, light engine, turbo-charged but with the throttle response of a normally aspirated engine. In a car that weights less than 1.400 kg it is vital that the engine responds to the slightest input made by the driver’s right foot. The design of the turbocharger and intake system is a result of these requests.
A dry sump lubrication with 2 scavange pumps and one pressure pump guarantees that the engine lubrication is ensured during the harshest driving conditions. The M158 is designed to withstand sustained lateral accelerations of over 1.7 G.
Performance for Mercedes-AMG and Pagani means also every-day performance. The M158 is as reliable as any other Daimler engine and encourages the passengers to focus on the essential, the joy of driving.
The AMG test drivers have taken the worst to give future Pagani Huayra owners the best, travelling the continents from the arctic circle in Sweden to Death Valley USA, to make sure that the M158 is a performer also in the unlikeliest of conditions it may ever encounter.
The Pagani Huayra sets a new benchmark in fuel economy and CO2 emissions in 12 cylinder mid engines sportscars with the fuel economy in the NEDC (new European driving cycle) of about 13 l/100km.
One man-one engine. A selection of skilled master mechanics will individually handcraft each single production engine for the Huayra, a commitment to Mercedes-AMG’s tradition of precision and quality. Each engine is dyno tested for almost half an hour in all engine speed and load conditions at the test rig for performance and quality characteristics before being dispatched to Pagani for the final marriage with the car.
Handcrafted precision, dynamic performance, Passion. Mercedes-AMG shares these values with Pagani Automobili.
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