The Pagani Zonda has a new successor and it looks like its ready to take the reins from the iconic exotic. Called the Pagani Huayra, the vehicle brings a similar silhouette, but dials it up in a whole host of other areas.
Named after the Andean Aymara people’s god of wind, the car can drive through highways at speeds topping 230 mph, with a 0 to 60 of just 3.5 seconds. That power, of course, comes courtesy of the specially-designed 6-liter Mercedes-Benz V12, assisted by a pair of turbochargers, putting out 690 bhp and 1,000 Nm of torque.
The Huayra features four individually-moveable flaps on each corner, which Pagani put it in favor of the wings and spoilers of its predecessor. Able to adjust like ailerons on a plane, they deploy at a shallow angle during long straights and protrude conspicuously in corners for better downforce.
Body is carbon-titanium, with SLS-style gullwing doors, forged aluminum alloy suspension and Bosch electronics. Interior got plenty of detailed work, with a center console built from one solid block of aluminum, aircraft-style toggle switches, instruments inspired by Swiss watch technology, high-end leather upholstery and a whole host of modern in-car electronics.
Only 40 Pagani Huayras will be produced per year, so it’s about as exclusive as an exotic can get. Pricing will start at £850,000 (around $1.3 million), with shipments expected either this year or the next.