After a flurry of leaks, Pagani has officially unveiled the Huayra ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show.
Named after the god of wind, the new supercar is powered by an AMG-sourced 6.0-liter biturbo V12 engine with over 700 hp (522 kW / 710 PS) and 1000 Nm (737 Nm) of torque. It is backed up by an XTRAC seven-speed sequential transmission which weighs 96 kg (212 lbs) and is mounted transversely behind the engine. Performance specifications haven't been finalized, but testing has revealed the 1,350kg (2,975 lb) Huayra can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 3.3 seconds and hit top speed of 370 km/h (230 mph).
While the car's styling won't win many fans, the Huayra was designed for maximum aerodynamic efficiency. As part of this mission, the car has four adjustable flaps which can operate independently to improve downforce as needed. Furthermore, the sleek carbon fiber body incorporates gullwing doors and plenty of openings to assist in engine cooling.
Inside, the cabin is elegantly appointed with premium leather upholstery, milled aluminum components, and acres of carbon fiber trim. Thankfully, unlike most specialty supercars, the Huayra is also equipped with a touch-screen infotainment system and Bluetooth connectivity.
As promised, the car is fully homologated to meet U.S. safety regulations. This added weight, but thanks to the extensive use of lightweight materials - such as a carbon-titanium monocoque tub, carbon-ceramic brake discs, and forged Avional suspension components - the Huayra is only 120 kg (265 lbs) heavier than the outgoing Zonda.
Production is slated to commence later this year and pricing is expected to start at €1,000,000 ($1,368,800 / £867,030).
Check out the press release for additional details