Pagani Huayra: Art, Emotion, Technology
around 2005 the world changed the age of supercars quickly became the age of hypercars as
paganizonda, which debuted in 1999, found its steps, cars like the via getty veyron crawled out of the woodwork, the automotive landscape evolved, it changed In the bar Horacio
Paganipicked that up and he improved his game. He had built his supercar with the Zonda and now the race was on to create a world-beating hypercar as such. In 2011 he debuted this
Huayra, a hyper car, if anything there was an oh, while at first glance it may seem like the
Huayrais a bit muted compared to the Zonda, it takes a little longer, the wire is more refined than the All -out-Zonder, it was designed with one goal in mind, performance like most high achievers The
Huayrais a little different from every other kid on the playground.
You can see that its aerodynamics are not big and flared, no, they are hidden and aerospace-inspired. The active arrow around the car means it can adapt to its current state needs to go straight very quickly The arrow stays hidden keeping the car as super as possible for cornering and chain flaps at the front and where deployed to keep it around to push into the ground, it will even pop with difficulty. To counteract body roll in turns, the dart also serves as an air brake. The wires are close. Each line elevation prompts you to look deeper into the car.
You can see that Vic's design was dictated by the car's aerodynamic requirements but the work done by the Parganas designers is just stunning, it's not as wild as the outside like a Zonda but you still get those awesome gullwing doors , which pays homage to the Mercedes 300sl, it's just beautiful, and then you get into the interior the most beautiful and mental in the business. Everything here is beautifully machined aluminum and looks simply stunning. You won't find any off the shelf switches or anything like that. It's just a joy When I spoke to Horacio
Paganihe said he wanted the interior of a car to be like your own concert or space just for you and of course the exterior of a car can look like just about anything, whatever you want but if you are the owner you will sit in it you will experience it every day so why not have an interior that is as stunningly beautiful as this one, I don't really want to get out of it tooled metal here and everywhere You're stimulating even when you're standing, but it also contributes to the general hypercarnation when you're on the move mr.
Paganihas a bit of a Leonardo da Vinci thing and he likens his work and the engineering he puts into these cars to art, although it wouldn't be too cruel to compare this to a bit of DaVinci steampunk ESCA carnival, it does is um it is It looks stunning as it is and needs to be complemented by a worthy powerhouse. No point shoving a turbocharged 1.8-litre engine down its spine, there's a mid-engine because let's face it, that's how the best super and hyper cars are laid out and it's engine gravy from a nice little one Company called AMG.
It's a connection
Paganihas had since the mid-'90s. Now he's inspired by Horacio
Paganiand mentor Fangio, having raced for Mercedes. This is a 6 liter twin turbo V12 and it pushes out 720 horsepower and 740 pound feet then you have to take into account that this thing now weighs only 1,350 kilos to put in perspective that the Ford Focus ST R carrying 1437 kilos with better performance and having a performance this thing will do 62 mph in just three point three seconds and on to 230 mph, it's a bit quick, light weight is king here and
Paganihas it done by using a material called carbotanium, it's essentially a very complex chemical reaction that combines carbon and titanium with a little bit of platinum to create a super light, super strong composite, the chassis is made up of the material and the composites , and by the way it's bulletproof too, since it's not just carbotanium that keeps the weight down, which other composites do of course, but
Pagani's engineers have thought of some very inter essant solutions just to make sure the weight stays as low as possible so you know the dual clutch transmission is basically the king of the road for most supercars and hybrid cars but here you can't have a manual but it uses a single clutch transmission and the reason for this is sheer weight.
You see you add an extra clutch on board without adding an extra 70 kilos to the 96 here already so ne gating according to
Paganiengineers the need for faster shifts is similar everything here is basically carbon fiber as light as possible, itself the exhaust system is titanium so while you have exquisite design and craftsmanship up front you also find incredible engineering solutions to ensure you are driving the most advanced product it can film any good book there are layers to the wiring on the outside it has a beautiful design everything has to be perfect for it to work the paintwork underneath has to be absolutely right The colour, the weave in the carbon fiber panels has to align from panel to panel, if this is not the case the part on the inside will be rejected, the metal parts have to be accurate so that the seams have to be accurate to the millimeter, the
technologyhas to be perfect, it has to be simple oh get on it just to make sure this car stays ahead of the game with every single move.
It's hard not to be impressed, but every single one of the 4700 parts in this car is just perfect, so that's all there is makes it as special when you're lucky as it is to take the keys to a million dollar hypercar and go for a spin yourself. I feel very, very special, I really do, because like I said before and I will saying it again, everything is spot on, it's so beautiful to look at, it's so beautiful to experience, this interior is the best I've ever been in the mix of carbon fiber and aluminum and leather.
It's such a tactile experience when everything is a joy to touch and hold. It's like from another world. I went out with Mr. in a Zonda.
Paganihimself had a quick spin from me just to experience what his car is like and that was stunning, that was amazing, it felt lighter, how agile it felt nimble, that's that and it's again Zonda, and then you have the noise you I have a 6 liter twin turbo V12. I've been told the best place to hear it is in the cabin because it's all that appears audibly between the seats that said if you're driving with the window down it's a bit we hear the wastegate and all the noise but by the time you get it on the song you're doing very very illegal speeds but I understand you can get to them quickly it's such a rush it's all happening at once it feels a lot Nimble and very agile and very very controllable Magali worked hard to make sure there is no turbo like because this engine has to meet Euro 6 emissions standards so they had to tune it out and get a unit map just for you to experience that was perfect just picked up and there was so much noise in this thing its amazing to see this in a picture is one thing to see this in the metal is another to experience all it has to offer , the keys to it to get control of it, it's an honor and a privilege because my god so few people are ever going to be able to play in something like this.
This is a hyper car. That's everything you think you'll ever lose after driving something like this that's not true, it's better than you think because it's magic. I'll never forget today and hopefully I've done my job right by the end of this film some of that will have rubbed off on you, Horacio