The 2011 Pagani Huayra a latest of Italian mid engine exotic sports cars. Name after the Huayra-tata, which means "God of the winds" the Huarya exhibits a sleek low to the ground wind mastering profile. The construction of the Huayra utilizes a carbotanium monocoque and the car features gull-wing doors that sets the "wow factor" that this baby is just not your everyday sports car. The unique character of the car is derived from ancient tales of the Aymara in which the Huayra-tata commands the breezes, winds, and blizzards that invade mountains, cliffs and hills of the Andean highlands. Residing deep in the highest of peaks and valleys the wind God is said to demonstrate his power to his wife pachamama the goddess of mother earth.
The design is one of eternity demonstrating air elements that rule with uncanny force. The Pagani Huayra comes super imposing and refined and ready to rock-n-roll for its owner. It was a five year process which lead to the perfected styling entailing each line from the beginning to the end.
Taken from its predecessor the remarkable Pigani Zonda Roadster is the bi-xenon headlamps and LED daytime running lights which come integrated in a elliptical shape "very cool stuff". The diffuser in the rear bumper is integrated and has an elliptical frame surrounding the four centered exhaust pipes which have become a signature characteristic of the Pigani cars.
At the heart of the Pagani Huayra is soul of the car which is comprised of the fabulous Mercedes-AMG engine that empowers each quest. This engine was specifically made for the Pagani a 60 degree 12 cylinder turbocharged beast that has a displacement of 5980 cm3 meeting the strictest of technical and quality requirements. In driving the Hauyra one will notice the immediate harmony a refined GT that unleashes at 700 horsepower and 1000 Nm of torque but also giving the driver the necessary control over the engine at any rpm.
The Pagani Huayra has endured vigorous testing being tested with death valley temperatures and the lows of the Arctic Circle. The two radiators are placed in the front of the car over the cylinder heads. Optimum oil feed to the engine is addressed by the dry sump lubrication when in an extreme lateral accelerations. In order to reduce hoses and connections as much as possible is built directly to the engine.
The ability and enormous torque generated by Huayra’s V12 are sent to the wheels through the transverse sequential 7 speed gearbox and a dual plate clutch system and the complete gear box weighs just 96 kg. Preserving the weight of the rear overhang as small as possible is actually a priority engineers aimed for regarding neutral behavior within the limit. An additional advantage of this layout is definitely a better behavior for the car during a rear impact. A dual clutch system was looked at but in the end not determined because it would've increased the extra weight by approximately 70kg, thus negating any minor improvement in shift-time.
The actual wind resistant concept of the Huayra is that of a wing. The vehicle can change up the properties of this wing by varying the front ride height, which may be adjusted dynamically, and through adjusting the 4 control flaps on each of the 4 corners on the car. The goal is to obtain a neutral vehicle behavior under all situations in addition to control body roll via aerodynamic means. The behavior associated with the flaps is handled by a dedicated control unit that's fed details through the ABS and ECU, which pass information about the car’s speed, yaw rate, lateral acceleration, steering angle and throttle position.
With such attributes the Pagani Huayra makes for an exceptional exotic car style that is a must have among exotic car enthusiasts. "What an awesome concept"
The Pagani Huayra Specs:
Engine- Mercedes-AMG M158 V12 twin-Turbo
Horsepower- 730 hp @5,800rpm
Torque- 737 lb-ft @ 2,250-4,500rpm
Transmission- 7-speed SMG
0-60- 3.3 sec
Top Speed- 230 mph
Weight- 2976 lbs
Lenght- 181 in
Tires- Front: 225/35ZR-19 Rear: 335/30ZR-20
(Priced @ $1.11 Million USD)