The Pagani Huayra is truly an amazing car and ranks as the 8th most expensive car in the world. Huayra means "God of the winds" and you may have seen this car in the film Transformers: Age of Extinction as the KSI prototype turned into Decepticon Stinger, or in the Need for Speed video game series. Here is a closer look at this Amazing Car Of The Day: The Pagani Huayra.
The Huayra is a mid-engined sports car that is priced at $1.6 million. It debuted at the Geneva Auto Salon in 2011 to succeed the Pagani Zonda and was awarded "The Hypercar of The Year 2012" by Top Gear Magazine. The Huayra is the fastest car that has gone around the Top Gear Test Track and it set a time of 1:13.8, beating the previous record held by the Ariel Atom V8.
The Huayra features a 6.0 liter Mercedes-AMG twin-turbo V12 engine capable of 730 horsepower with a 7-speed sequential transmission. This amazing car's top speed is 231 miles per hour and it can go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. The Huayra was designed by Horacio Pagani and is a 2-door Berlinetta. Two custom Huayras have been made to date, the La Monza Lisa and the 730 S. The Huayra is manufactured by Pagani Automobili S.p.A., which is based in San Cesario sul Panaro near Modena, Italy.
If all of this makes you want one of these bad boys, you will have to settle for a used one. Pagani sold out of the limited run of 100 Huayras in February 2015. The good news is that the car maker did confirm that a roadster version was going to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2016. It will feature a 6.0 liter twin-turbocharged V12 Mercedes-Benz AMG engine but we will have to wait for the rest of the details.
Back in 2011, the Huayra was banned in the United States due to safety concerns. In 2012 only five of them were sold in the U.S. and 10 were sold each year after that. The first Huayra to make it to the United States was visited by Kim Kardashian in Miami, although she did not end up buying it. Musician Snow, who you might remember for his one hit wonder "Informer" in 1992, owns a Pagani Huayra. The co-founder of 37 Signals, David Hansson, owns a Pagani Zonda HH that he keeps overseas at a vacation home. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg was even rumored to drop a deposit for a Huayra. This car looks amazing and is certainly one of the coolest supercars of the past decade.