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2011 Pagani Huayra (C9) Teased

2011 Pagani Huayra

We live in the world of supercars dominated by Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin and the rest of the crew. Ferraris are known for featuring the latest technological developments; Lamborghini is that school bully that with age developed a bit of common sense while the Aston Martin is the sophisticated gentlemen spy (007) that can charm everyone. The new kid on the block is Pagani with its cars that don’t have any sophistication patterns or the old world charm. Even so, with their radical and bold design plus the breathtaking performance, they deserve their place in the supercar world. Their latest iteration is the C9 which will most likely be known as Huayra.

The Zonda was the car that put the Pagani brand on the map of supercars and the Huayra (C9) promises to be the ideal sequel to the Zonda success. The car will wear the “Huayra” name which is a translation from the ancient South American language of Quechua that means “wind”.

The heart of the 2011 Pagani Huayra will be the new motor which has been developed exclusively by the AMG divison of Mercedes-Benz. The engine that powered the Zonda was naturally aspirated, but according to AutoCar the one in the Huayra will carry massive twin-turbochargers and will be able to churn 700 hp and 730 pound feet of torque. The engine will most likely be linked to the 7-speed X-trac sequential gearbox, reducing the CO2 emissions by 50%, thus making the car Euro 5 compliant.

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The car should be able to do the 0-60 sprint in less than three seconds, onto a top speed of 220 mph. Although we are not certain about the aforementioned figures, the people over at Pagani said that the C9 car will not have the V12 power unit found in the Mercedes SL65 Black Series. In order to stop this uberfast car, the engineers will fit it with disc brakes made out of carbon-titanium.

Like the Cinque, the Huayra will come with a carbon-titanium chassis, a forged aluminum alloy suspension, Bosch electronics and specially developed tires coming from Pirelli. The weight of the car should be around 2700 pounds, thanks to its carbon-titanium parts. The car will borrow some of the styling of the Zonda and will have the spectacular SLS-inspired gullwing doors. The horizontal taillights of the Zonda will be replaced by three circular lights installed higher up.

We can’t tell much about the inside of the Huayra, but it should be very similar to the one found in the Zonda. What we can tell you is that it will be a rare machine; only 40 units will be produced per year. Although this number isn’t quite impressive, you need to know that Pagani had to construct a new factory in order to be able to output this number of units. The price for one of these babies will probably be around the $1.3 million mark. The car will be officially launched in a couple of months, but recent reports indicate that we will have to wait longer than that because the engineers have encountered some problems with the handling and the suspension of the Huayra.

Regardless of the time when it will be released, the Pagani Huayra will definitely be worthy of the supercar title, offering plenty of performance and a bold design. It will have to face some fierce cars, like the Aston Martin One-77, Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari 599 GTO and the stunning Lamborghini LP670-7 or maybe the upcoming 700-4 Aventador model.

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