In 2003 Horacio Pagani begins to conceive the Huayra project. The study was born when the Zonda, whose design dates back to the early nineties, was likely to leave room for innovative models designed by the competitors. Maximum expression of technology and of the automotive world: these were the ambitious goals Horacio was setting for the creation of a totally new car. The experience acquired through the development of the Zonda family played an important role in the eight years of research and evolution, always looking for the best technical solutions, such as the carbo-titanium frame. The eternity of the element of air. Delicate and pure. While the strength of the wind can consume even the toughest of materials, giving rise to the distinctive features of nature. Elegant and muscular, the Huayra blends together past, present and future in a timeless interpretation of the automotive art. The car’s styling has been perfected over five years to find the beginning and the end of every line.
During this study, eight scale models were created, as well as two 1:1 models, each one as an evolution of the previous version in a never-ending quest for perfection in both form and substance. The bi-xenon headlights are just one of the many precious gifts from the Zonda R, and the LED daytime running lights are perfectly integrated into the elliptical shape of the design. The rear bumper is integrated with the diffuser and dominated by an elliptical frame that surrounds the four pipes of the exhaust, which are now becoming a typical hallmark of Pagani. The central monocoque on the Huayra is entirely new and made of carbo-titanium. The fuel tank is located entirely in the most protected area of the monocoque, behind the driver, and is reinforced by the safety cell, made of several ballistic-derived composite materials. The front and rear CrMo subframes offer exceptional stiffness to weight ratio, allowing the suspension to work better.
Mercedes-AMG provides the heart of the Huayra. The 12-cylinder turbo engine, with a displacement of 5980 cm3, has been developed exclusively for Pagani, not only to meet the most stringent technical and quality requirements, but also to give the car its many faces.
The calm and the harmony given by driving one of the world’s most refined GT cars, are interrupted when the Huayra is free to unleash its 730 horsepower and 1000 Nm of torque.
To ensure a complete control, Pirelli has developed the P Zero tires, especially made for the Pagani Huayra.