Pagani has officially unveiled the 2011 Pagani Huayra ahead of it's debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Throughout the Zonda’s life not much was changed. Huayra used a very light and robust chassis andincredibly gorgeous aerodynamics, but every new specialty version was basically the same. It was like nothing ever seen before. The Zonda’s development was evolutionary, but the C9 that will replace it will be revolutionary.
While the car's styling won't win many fans, this car was designed for maximum aerodynamic efficiency. As part of this mission, the Huayra 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. The large rear-wing is gone and the taillights, which were horizontal, rectangular units mounted low down, have been replaced by three circular lights mounted higher up. The squared off mesh grille has been tossed aside in favor of a more elliptical opening and we can clearly see that the high-mounted barrel exhaust tips remain.
As promised, the Huayra is fully homologated to meet US 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.
The Huayra’s interior is chalk full in high-end leather, aluminum, and carbon fiber. Complementing the premium leather interior of the supercar is the shiny aluminum given on the center console and panel. Lastly, the Huayra’s central touch screen high-definition multimedia system is the block for which the Pagani supercar breathes. All the pertinent controls of the car, including audio functions, satellite navigation, Bluetooth phone and even secondary functions are all housed inside the high-tech touch screen.
Specs engine, the new Pagani 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).
The future Huayra will be limited to only 20 units a year and will be priced at 1 million euro ($1,300,000 at the current exchange rates).