After a series of teaser videos and leaked images, the new Pagani Huayra has finally been unveiled, with its hard to pronounce name inspired by the Andean god of winds – Aymara Huayra Tata.
The Pagani Huayra measures 4,605 m in length, 1,169 m in height and 2,036 m in width, has a wheelbase of 2,795 m and weights only 1,350 Kg. Power is provided by an Mercedes AMG sourced 6.0-litre V12 Bi-Turbo engine producing 700 horsepower and 1000 Nm of torque which spins the rear wheels via a seven-speed sequential cross transmission.
Even though performance figures are not mentioned in their release, the Pagani Huayra is expected to be able of reaching maximum speeds of 230 mph. We would also be more than curious in finding out how fast can it lap the Nurburgring.
In terms of design we can easily notice the link between the Pagani Huayra and the Zonda, however the latest creation from Horatio Pagani has a whole range of unique features like the all-new monocoque built in carbon-titanium, the new gullwing doors or the handmade bespoke interior.
The Pagani Huayra price was not announced yet, but according to previous rumors, it should hover around the 1 million Euro mark.
Pagani press release :
Ancient legends tell of Aymara Huayra Tata, god of wind, which
controls the breezes, the winds and hurricanes that affect the
mountains, ravines and slopes of the Andean cordillera. It is said that
Tata Huayra living in the hills and valleys left them just to show his
strength to his wife, Pachamama, the goddess of Mother Earth.
With its power, the god of the wind Huayra Tata may raise the waters
of Lake Titicaca and turn them into rain that pours on the fertile
Pachamama. Tata Huayra When resting, the waters are calm and the rivers.
But the calm before the storm is about to be discontinued …
Inspired eternity element air. Delicate and ethereal, yet capable of
eroding the most resistant materials, giving them the forms that we
recognize in nature. Elegant, muscular, Huayra combines past, present
and future in the timeless art automotive interpretation. The style of
the car has been perfected over five years to give each line a clear
beginning and an equally clear view.
Hundreds of drawings, scale models and eight two-size, that even
keeping the basic design concept, we have gradually refined the shape
and substance. This was achieved through meticulous attention to detail
that has resulted in a continuous and exhausting search for proportion
and elegance.
The bi-xenon headlights, a prestigious heritage of the Zonda R and LED
daytime running lights are harmoniously integrated into the elliptical
shape of the mouth front. The integrated rear bumper diffuser dominated
by an elliptical frame that surrounds and enhances the four tailpipes, a
symbol of continuity and a characteristic feature of the mark Pagani.
The all-new monocoque central Huayra is built in carbon-titanium, with
its gull-wing doors that include a good portion of the roof. The
research focused on the application of advanced composite materials and
technologies first tested on the Zonda R, to achieve the highest levels
of rigidity combined with maximum lightness.
The tank is positioned in the most protected of the camper behind the
pilot, reinforced by a safety cell made of different composite materials
and ballistics. The semi-chrome-moly frames provide a stiffness to
weight ratio allowing the suspension to work exceptionally well and to
incorporate an advanced absorption of energy, ready to protect occupants
in case of impact.
The constant quest for weight reduction has led to an ingenious
combination of aesthetic, structural and otherwise. One example comes
from the pipes of the cooling and air conditioning: the ambitious choice
of integrating them into the monocoque structure has rendered
superfluous the inclusion of additional components. The result of the
reduction program is summed up in a vehicle weight of 1350 kg which
makes lighter Huayra the supercar segment.
Mercedes-AMG provides the heart of Huayra. The 12-cylinder biturbo
engine with 60 ° V? with 5980 cm3 has been developed to meet not only
the technical application and the strictest quality aspects, but also to
give the car its dual character. The calm and harmony that are
perceived to drive one of GT’s finest today are interrupted when the
pilot called Huayra to unleash its power over 700 hp and a torque of
over 1000 Nm
The turbines are designed to offer an immediate response to the
minimum stress of the butterfly, giving the driver complete control over
the power at any speed and preventing unwanted delays in disbursement.
The two radiators on the sides of the mouth anterior ensure the best
cooling efficiency of the intercooler located above the cylinder head.
This cooling system at low temperature is designed to operate in adverse
conditions of Death Valley with temperatures above 50 ° C.
The dry sump lubrication also feeds the engine when the car is subject
to extreme lateral accelerations. Also regulates the oil flow so that
only the required quantity of lubricant is pumped into the engine from
the external tank, reducing the friction caused by an excessive volume
of fluid inside the base. The dry-sump oil pan makes obsolete the
conventional one, allowing you to mount the engine and have a lower
center of gravity away from less land.
A heat exchanger oil / water reduces engine warm during cold start and
keeps the refrigerant and lubricant temperatures stable. Extensive
weight reduction programs have resulted in simple yet ingenious
solutions. In order to limit as much as possible to pipe connections and
the expansion tank is mounted directly on the engine.
Bulkheads intercooler act as reservoirs of the expansion of
low-temperature circuit and the engine coolant circuit. The M158 engine
is certified to the strictest environmental regulations and EU5 LEV2
and, despite a significant increase in power compared to engine
developed by Mercedes-AMG in the past for Pagani, fuel consumption and
thus CO2 emissions have been killed so that Huayra holds the record
among female athletes to 12 cylinders, with values close to cars on the
market of displacements and lower powers.
The large 85-liter tank ensures a longer range travel. The power
system in two stages with no return has two power pumps that send fuel
to the engine by activating the second pump when needed. To further
increase the demand for fuel efficiency is controlled by a
microprocessor on each pump, releasing the required amount from the
engine control at any particular time.
This reduces the energy needed to operate the fuel pump and eliminates
the waste of excessive fuel transport and heating ducts of gasoline. As
a tribute to the decade-old tradition of Mercedes-AMG to build engines
in the world for sports cars, the M158 boasts the historic AMG emblem on
the intake manifold along with the name of the technician cha has
hand-assembled at the headquarters Mercedes-AMG Affalterbach to Germany.
The titanium exhaust system has been engineered by MHG-Fahrzeugtechnik
and is a direct application of technologies racing on a
high-performance road car. The hydroformed junctions have been developed
to reduce the pressure and ensure a free flow of exhaust gases.
Titanium offers a limited role in the silencer while offering
reliability Iconel exhaust parts most exposed to high temperatures.
The full exhaust system weighs less than 10 kg and research undertaken
to ensure maximum pleasure sound translates into a harmonious and deep
roar that portends a wave of power ready to erupt with a roar,
accompanied by the hiss generated by aircraft intakes’ air.
The power and enormous torque is transferred to the wheels via a
seven-speed sequential gearbox cross and a dual-disc clutch. The
adoption of a dual-clutch in oil bath was discarded because it would
lead to an increase in weight over 70 kg, negating the advantage of a
changed little faster. The entire transmission weighs 96 kg.
Its small size made it possible to reduce the rear overhang, providing
a more neutral behavior in extreme conditions and improving safety in
the event of a rear crash. Xtrac, already supplies the changing of the
Zonda R, was therefore the natural choice for the development of a road
exchange high performance. For Huayra was made a change that provides a
level of comfort combined with a high rate of change comparable to that
of a car on the track.
The suspension geometry was designed to further enhance the behavior
accurately and without hesitation he made famous the Zonda, the entire
Huayra longer. The independent suspension with double arm, forged
Avional were tested at length on the Zonda R. Their league, which offers
a weight reduction of 30% compared to the common aluminum, has led to
some of the lightest uprights.
These were connected to the cooling ducts, which prevent overheating
of the bearings connected to the hubs, thus prolonging life. Öhlins
adjustable shock absorbers have been linked to groups with special wheel
pivot, arranged in the corners that have optimized the dynamic
characteristics of the car.
"Power is nothing without control" following this famous slogan,
Pirelli engineers have been faced with the demanding task of combining a
perfect grip, and an exciting driving experience less rolling
resistance to reduce CO2 emissions . It is in Pirelli P Zero tires,
developed, built inside "MIRS" Modular Integrated Robotized System, the
department dedicated to producing high-performance tires and designed to
ensure complete control of the pilot.
Designed to fit Huayra, transcend the state of the art, suitable as
never before at speeds above 370 km / h with lateral forces than 1.5 G.
Think Huayra as a wing, able to actively change its angle of attack by
changing the height of the front from the ground and operating
independently of the four flaps placed at its ends. The result is that
the machine constantly change its shape, from time to time to ensure the
minimum friction coefficient and the maximum downforce.
A commanding this unit is a dramatic metamorphosis, which receives and
processes information about speed, yaw rate, lateral acceleration,
steering angle and throttle position, and act so as to obtain a car from
neutral behavior in all conditions, the correct aerodynamic roll and
Thanks to a thorough search it was possible to exploit the fluid
pressure gradients to generate spontaneous flow of extraction from the
radiators. In particular, the central air is extracted from the radiator
is on the bonnet and through the arch, an angle that does not
contaminate the stream that flows around the body, while the air from
the radiator side is channeled in the cooling ducts of brake discs and
hubs, and breathe on the brakes at a temperature of about 50? ° C heat
and thus raise the initial speed of the system during braking.
The side air intakes behind the front wheels generate a negative
pressure inside the wheel, causing a draw that effectively lowers the
coefficient of aerodynamic drag and downforce generating front. The
shape of the two air intakes engine, behind the backs of the occupants,
is a tribute to the most advanced supersonic aircraft of the ’50s and
The connection for the exchange of the radiator is positioned behind
the glass window above the engine, where a conveyor feeds the
appropriate carbon heat exchanger without having a substantial impact on
friction aerodynamics. To meet the design specifications on downforce
has recreated a low turbulence flow at the top of the car to work the
best two back flap, perfectly integrated into the body, thus generating a
negative lift further amplified by two areas of strong negative
pressure created from the bottom and rear diffuser.
As soon as the doors close Huayra transports its occupants to a new
dimension, a world of meaning, to satisfy and surprise the sight, smell,
touch and emotion. The driver will find all the primary functions on
the steering wheel. The paddles are mounted directly on the steering
gear so you can change without taking your hands off the steering wheel.
The seats provide comfort for long journeys but also the lateral
support given the enormous lateral forces that the car is able to
develop. Driving means driving a Pagani state of the art without
forgetting the roots and history. The eye can not dwell on the leather
laces and a spinner on the switches, then lost the manual transmission,
shiny sculpture that embodies progress and tradition.
The aluminum panel was inspired by the most sophisticated Swiss
watches and includes a central multi-function display that shows
information relevant driving in sport mode and a trip computer when you
select the Comfort mode. The center console aluminum is machined from a
single block of anticorodal and inspired by the keys of a clarinet, with
push buttons for controlling the heating and air conditioning.
The central touch screen high-definition multimedia system is the
heart of the vehicle for the control of audio functions, satellite
navigation, Bluetooth phone and secondary functions.
Over the past four years we have conducted our tests with prototypes
for over five hundred thousand kilometers. Before entering the U.S.
market we will have one million tracks. Each prototype was assigned to a
specific development: Mercedes-AMG uses one for the study of driving
and one for the reduction of emissions of the engines, and a third car
is constantly at Bosch Engineering to implement ABS, stability advanced
and systems performance improvement, while another vehicle is dedicated
to the development of exchange and the dynamic behavior.
The car fully respects the most exacting standards of Europe and the
United States in terms of safety and environment. In addition, specific
research has been conducted to study the dynamics most often involving
this type of car accident. Several cars were used to validate these
tests. The survey showed that the evaluations have led us to apply
concepts of construction not specifically required by law but how to
improve occupant protection.
– Engine: Mercedes-AMG V12 Bi-Turbo M158
– Displacement: 5980 cc
– Power:> 700cv
– Torque:> 1000 Nm
– Transmission: 7-speed sequential cross. AMT robotic system with driving programs
– Length: 4605mm
– Wheelbase: 2795mm
– Height: 1169mm
– Width: 2036mm
– Dry weight: 1350 kg
– Weight distribution: 44% front 56% rear

Source: Pagani