Pagani Huayra vs Bugatti Veyron Grandsport Vitesse-behind the scenes
When evo first tested the Pagani Huayra earlier this year it was in the hands of Jethro Bovingdon. In between bursts of violent turbine charged acceleration, he managed to irk out analogies comparing the Pagani Huayra to the perennial titan of the hypercar world, the Bugatti Veyron. Which is not surprising, the Huayra certainly has enough power to move an aircraft carrier, and anyone familiar with the Zonda knows that Horacio Pagani’s workshop builds nothing short of automotive jewelry. But everyone who’s planted themselves behind the wheel of a 700 + horsepower car in the last five years has drawn comparisons to the Bugatti Veyron, so is the Pagani the real deal? (PHOTOS: See more of the Pagani Huayra here) As the first Huayras enter into production, it is becoming clear that the Huayra might actually be the rvial the Bugatti has quietly longed for. It's the only hyper-car that comes within an arms length of Veyron’s prowess; combining ludicrous amounts of horsepower with exquisite build quality. The two are incredibly closely matched, and the facts definitely back it up. -Power to weight ratio? Close enough (3.6lbs/ hp for the Veyron and 4.2 lbs/hp for the Huayra) -Jewel like interior? Check -Every eight year olds(grown mans)wet dream? Check -Enough forced hot air to keep Rush Limbaugh afloat? Check So it only seemed fitting that Harry Metcalfe, (aka Horacio Pagani’s best man in the U.K.) would manage to get his hands on a set of keys to the Huayra. It all takes place during a Pagani cruise where it seems a lot of wealthy boys have assembled their toys for a playdate. Harry's behind the scenes ride is packed with amazing detail and honesty that any other reviewer would simply neglect in an effort to garner clicks and respect. The beauty of old age it seems is not giving a god damn, some call this wisdom.