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Pagani Huayra

Horacio Pagani has announced this week that the automaker is working on a roadster version of the exquisite Pagani Huayra, which should be launched in 2013 as a 2014MY. We don’t have any details about the car, except for the fact that it will be powered by a 6.0-liter bi-turbo V12 engine borrowed from AMG, which will be able to provide more than 690 hp (700 PS / 515 kW) and 1000 lb.-ft (737 Nm).

Pagani also mentioned that he wanted to name the car “Da Vinci” but it seems that that name was already registered and they went with “Huayra” after it was proposed by a marketing company. Regardless of its name, the automaker already received 60 orders for its new supercar. The company is taking into consideration launching an entry-level model but nothing is certain at the moment. I hope that they don’t make the same mistake as Aston Martin did with the Cygnet, or better said, will do.

Source: Autoblog Argentina via WCF

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Rare footage of a Pagani Zonda Cinque has been uploaded on Youtube the other day. We say rare because there are only a handful of them in the world. The one you see in this clip is being driven aggressively on the streets of Cordoba, Argentina.

As a reminder, the Pagani Zonda Cinque is a special and rare edition model, powered by a massive AMG V12 7.3-liter engine that was tuned in order to develop a remarkable 678 hp and 780 Nm of torque, good enough for a 0-60 mph sprint in 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 350 km/h.

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Pagani Huayra

We’ve talked about the Pagani Huayra a couple of times here on rpmGO and yesterday the supercar made its official debut at the 81st edition of the Geneva Motor Show. As a reminder, the car packs a V12 6.0-liter twin turbo engine that develops 700 hp and it has a curb weight of only 2,976 pounds (1,350 kg), allowing the Huayra to hit a top speed of about 230 mph (370 km/h).

Pagani Huayra

Design-wise, the automaker has made a move from the gracious styling that we saw in their previous models and instead preferred a more aerodynamic inspired shape for the front end and a wackier styling out in the back.

Pagani Huayra

Just like many others, at first I didn’t like the design of the Huayra, but after seeing it under Geneva’s spotlights; I have to say that it is a very beautiful car, except for those headlights which should have been a little bit bigger and more aggressive.

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Pagani Huayra

It’s the car who’s name Clarkson can’t pronounce (not that he tried). It’s the car that Pagani created after the Zonda, so we were expecting something that would leave us flabbergasted, something that would make us stare in amazement and feel chills down our spines. And this is what we got.

The Pagani Huayra is nothing short of spectacular! It was named after the Quechua word for “wind”, so it has something magical. Its body is carved in carbon fiber and the chassis is all carbo-tanium, so it has the heart of a tiger. The gullwing doors shows that it wants to fly and the four adjustable flaps are ready to operate independently to improve downforce as needed, so it knows how to keep its feet firmly planted on the ground.

Huayra is giving its main competitor, the Bugatti Veyron SS, a run for its money, because the new monster from Pagani has the same torque-to-weight ratio as the german hypercar. Under the bonnet, an AMG-sourced 6.0-liter biturbo V12 engine generates an overwhelming 700 hp (522 kW / 710 PS) and 1000 Nm (737 Nm) of torque. A seven-speed sequential transmission propelles all Huayra’s 1,350kg (2,975 lb) from 0 to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and hits a top speed of 230 mph.

Cost? Start writing a check for £1,000,000. But I feel like this car will be worth every penny. Just look at the amazing video that Pagani put together for the presentation of its new supercar:

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As previously mentioned, the new Pagani Huayra will have a base price of $1,368,800 and the company will make only a few units.  This means that most of us will not be able to drive one in real life, unless we have a very wealthy friend. The next best thing would be to buy Shift 2 Unleashed which will feature Pagani’s new supercar.

The Need For Speed SHIFT 2 Unleashed video game will be released on March 29th and the Huayra will be available only in this game. It will be available on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and the PC platform.

If you’ve already pre-ordered the game, check out this video to see the Huayra in all its carbon-fiber glory.

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Pagani Zonda Uno

Most of us thought that after Pagani launched the one-off Tricolore, the Zonda would be officially dead. Another one-off model made by the company was this Zonda Uno that was commissioned by Ana Al-Thani, who is a member of the Royal Family of Qatar (of course).

Pagani Zonda Uno

This blue-painted Zonda you see in these pictures is powered by a V12 AMG 7.3-liter engine that outputs 700 hp. The car was designed by combining elements from the Zonda R and the Zonda Cinque. The car benefits from the R’s revised carbon fiber that uses titanium for added strength.

Pagani Zonda Uno

What really amazes me is the fact that although the car was commissioned just one year ago, it is already on sale. As you might have guessed, the price tag for this one-off has not dropped not even a little bit, even though it is a used car, more or less.

Pagani Zonda Uno

The car is for sale at an exorbitant price of approximately $2.3 million, without the tax charges.

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Pagani Huayra

The cool-looking Pagani Huayra will be officially sold in the United States, unlike the Zonda which was never retailed in the US, throughout its decade-long production run, but there are a bunch of units resting in the garages of passionate collectors.

Pagani Huayra

Named after an ancient god of wind, the Huayra is different from the Zonda as far as the styling is concerned, featuring a more curvaceous shape and those cool gullwing doors. Performance-wise, it packs a V12 twin-turbo engine that is capable of producing 700 hp and an incredible 1000 Nm of torque. With a curb weight of less than 3,000 pounds, it is certainly going to be a fast car.

Pagani Huayra

The company will announce its plans to officially unveil their latest model in the US as well as other relevant info about its dealer network pretty soon so we’ll keep you in touch.

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Pagani Huayra

After dozens of spy shots and a couple of teasers, our anticipation has come to an end as Pagani finally unveiled their latest supercar, dubbed Huayra. Named after the god of wind, Pagani decided to reveal this awesome looking car ahead of its debut at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.

Under the hood of this beast you will find an AMG-based 6.0-liter biturbo V12 engine that can output more than 700 hp and an incredible torque of over 1000 Nm! This bad boy engine is linked to an XTRAC 7-speed sequential gearbox that has a weight of only 212 lbs (96 kg) and is installed transversely behind the power unit. With a curb weight of only 2,975 lbs (1,350 kg) the car can accelerate to 60 mph from start in only 3.3 seconds, onto a remarkable top speed of 230 mph (370 km/h).

Pagani Huayra

Some say that the design of the car is not very appealing, but what most don’t know is that the Huayra supercar was designed in order to bring maximum aerodynamic efficiency. For this reason, the beast has four adjustable flaps that can work independently in order to improve the downforce as necessary. With a carbon fiber body and gullwing doors, the Huayra has a whole bunch of openings to improve the cooling of the engine.

Pagani Huayra

Inside the cabin you will find premium leather upholstery, dozens of carbon fiber inserts and milled aluminum components. A good thing about the car is that it comes with a touch screen infotainment system that you will not find in the vast majority of supercars; plus it has Bluetooth connectivity, not like it matters a lot when you got more than 1000 Nm to play around with.

Pagani Huayra

As Pagani promised in the first place, the Huayra is fully homologated to meet US safety regulations. In order to fulfill these requirements, the weight of the car had to grow but not by much as the guys over at Pagani used a lot of very light materials like carbon-ceramic brake discs, carbon-titanium monocoque tub and Avional suspension compoments, making the car only 265 lbs (120 kg) than the Zonda. The weight distribution of the Huayra is 44% front and 56% rear.

Pagani Huayra

The production of the car will start later this year at a staggering base price of $1,368,800 (1 million Euros).

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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.

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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Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe

The most “affordable” car in the top 10 list of the most expensive cars in the world published by Forbes is the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe – with a price tag of $447,000. Equipped with the same massive V12 453 hp engine like the standard version, the open top configuration is a real beauty to see and to drive.

Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce

At number 9 we find the beautiful now defunct Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce, priced at $455,400. Equipped with a V12 6.5-liter power unit that is capable of outputting 670 hp, it is the most powerful Lamborghini produced; at least until the 700-4 Aventador is launched. The SV is capable of reaching 60 mph in less than 3.2 seconds. Fitted with the 6-speed manual gearbox, the SV is a beast.

Ferrari SA Aperta

Holding the number 8 spot is the soon-to-be-released Ferrari SA Aperta, with an estimated price of $520,000. Based on the 599 GTO, the car will feature a removable soft-top and will be fitted with a powerful V12 670 hp engine which allows the car to reach 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. The car will go into a limited production of only 80 units.

LeBlanc Mirabeau

The number 7 spot goes to LeBlanc Mirabeau, with a hefty price of $728,000. A Swiss race car that can be driven on the streets, what else could you want more? The heart of the car is a supercharged V8 engine that outputs 700 hp and 850 Nm of torque.

SSC Ultimate Aero

At number 6 we find the so-called Bugatti Veyron-killer, the SSC Ultimate Aero – priced at $750,000. With the help of the impressive V8 1,287 hp engine, the Aero has a top speed of 273 mph (439 km/h). Many of the body parts are made out of carbon and also the interior has received carbon insertions.

Ferrari Millechili Concept

At number 5, Forbes placed the Ferrari F70, with an estimated price of $870,000. We don’t know if it will be indeed called F70, but it will certainly be the successor of the Enzo and worthy of the name.

Pagani Zonda C9

The Pagani Zonda C9 holds the number 4 spot with an estimated price tag of $1.3 million. The car will most likely feature a 700 hp power unit developed by AMG. The car will go into a limited production of only 40 units, all of them featuring a high-tech carbon-titanium chassis as well as 4,000 new parts in comparison with the outgoing Zonda model. In addition, the car will be fitted with specially developed tires made by Pirelli.

Maybach Landaulet

The top 3 starts with the Maybach Landaulet, priced at $1.405 million. The car was first seen at the Detroit Motor Show in 2008 and is based on the 62S, but with an incredible soft top, a premiere for a car in this class. The car will be equipped with a V12 twin turbo engine and will offer all the comfort you could ask for in a car, even more than that.

Koenigsegg Agera

At number 2 we find the sexy Koenigsegg Agera, with a price tag of $1.5 million (estimated). Fitted with a 910 hp engine and a body made out of aluminum and carbon fiber parts, the Agera will do the 0-60 mph sprint in about 3 seconds. The people that made it say that it offers the most generous luggage space in its class, although not relevant for a car like this one.

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

The number 1 position was of course grabbed by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport priced at $2.6 million. The car is capable of doing a top speed of 268 mph (431 km/h), according to Guiness World of Records, but the cars that are shipped to customers are limited to 258 mph (415 km/h). With a 1,200 hp engine, it is the ultimate driving machine.

My personal favorite from this list is the Koenigsegg Agera thanks to its sexy looks which makes it even more beautiful than the LP670-4 SuperVeloce from Lamborghini, at least in my humble opinion. The Phantom Coupe is my least favorite, although it is the most affordable car from this top.

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Finding out the fastest 10 supercars until this year was not actually a hard thing to do because there weren’t that many cars launched that could fit in this top. In the following you will see some cars that are more than 10 years old that are still eligible for the “supercar” title.

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport – easily the most expensive car you will find in this list with an incredible price tag of $2.4 million. The first version of the Veyron was launched back in 2005 and it became the fastest production car in the world. In 2010, Bugatti Automobiles, owned by the Volkswagen Group, came back with another iteration of their model, the Super Sport. This new yet still the same model is capable of producing 1200 hp (in comparison to 1001 hp) from the massive W16 8.0-liter power unit. The car is capable of doing the 0-60 mph in just 2.2 seconds, onto a top speed of 267 mph.

SSC Ultimate Aero

SSC Ultimate Aero – produced in a limited quantity of only 24 cars between 2006 and 2007, the Aero was recognized by Guinness Book as the fastest car in the world in March 2007. Although things have changed since then, the Aero is still an incredible car with its twin-turbo engine that is capable of outputting 1183 hp. The car will do the 0-60 mph sprint in 2.7 seconds and has a top speed of 257 mph. The price for the car was $485.000.  The company is at the moment working on a car that will dethrone the Veyron.

Koenigsegg CCX

Koenigsegg CCX – the car made its first appearance on February 28, 2006 at the Geneva Motor Show and shocked the world with its powerful 90 degree V8 power unit that develops 806 hp. This Swedish supercar only needs 3.2 seconds to reach 60 mph from start and has a remarkable top speed of over 250 mph. The price for the standard model is $1.82 million while the top of the line model will set you back $2.050 mil.

Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo

Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo – made in United States, the S7 is equipped with a 100% aluminum V8 engine that packs no more than 750 hp. This twin-turbocharged piece of engineering went on sale in 2005 and had a price tag of $585.296, replacing the standard non-turbo S7 car. It is capable of doing the 0-60 mph sprint in 3.2 seconds, onto a top speed of 248 mph. The American supercar maker is offering an optional competition package which will further increase the power of the car by 33%.

McLaren F1

McLaren F1 – one of the oldest cars from the top, the McLaren was launched in the early 90s and it broke all current records. The car was powered by a massive V12 engine that was capable of outputting more than 600 hp which was remarkable at that time. The car will do the 0-60 mph sprint in 3.2 seconds and has a top speed of 240 mph. The car became popular right after the launch thanks to its proprietary doors that look like bat wings. It was produced until 1998 at a price tag of about $970,000. Today, if you want to get your hands on this car you will have to pay almost double that price.

Gumpert Apollo

Gumpert Apollo – you might have never heard about this car but it is definitely worth a place in our top. Made in Altenburg, Germany, the Apollo is a supercar that needs 2.7 seconds to reach 60 mph and has a top speed of 220 mph. The mid-engined RWD 2-seater is made on a tubular chromoly frame, with fiberglass as standard or for extra money, with carbon fiber body panels that reduce the weight of the car. The car is available with three engine choices, the race version outputs 789 hp. The Apollo went into production in October 2005 at a hefty starting price of $400.000.

Ascari A10

Ascari A10 – designed for racing A10, it is very well capable for normal roads. 2.8 seconds are required for the 0-60 mph sprint, onto a top speed of 220 mph. The heart of this car is a modified BMW V8 5.0-liter engine that packs 625 hp. The car was manufactured in Banbury, England and had a price tag of about $650.000. It was a limited edition car as only 50 units were ever produced.

Ferrari Enzo

Ferrari Enzo – no top is relevant without a Ferrari. In this top we have included the spectacular Enzo with its F140 V12 engine that is capable of producing 660 hp. At the moment it is one of the most powerful naturally aspirated automobiles in the world, with a top speed of 217 mph. The Enzo will do the 0-60 mph sprint in 3.2 seconds. Only 399 cars were ever produced and they sell at auctions for about $1 million.

Pagani Zonda F

Pagani Zonda F – an upgrade from the Zonda S, the “F” has a top speed of 215 mph and will do the 0-60 mph sprint in 3.5 seconds. The heart of this engine is a very powerful V12 engine, developed by Mercedes-Benz, packing 650 hp. The starting price for the Zonda F is $694,000.

Jaguar XJ 220

Jaguar XJ 220 – the oldest car from our top, launched back in 1992. With a top speed of 217 mph and only 4 seconds to reach 60 mph, it still is a remarkable car after almost 20 years. The car features a V6 engine that outputs 542 hp and only 281 units were ever made, the last one rolled out of Jaguar’s factory in 1997. The remaining cars sell new for about 150,000 pounds.

There are other cars that didn’t made our top but the above 10 will definitely remain in the supercar history as all have huge engines, great looks and incredible price tags, making them the most exclusive cars in the world not only because of their price, but also because of their limited production.

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A few months ago, we revealed the Pagani Zonda Tricolore one-off model, designed by the Italian supercar manufacturer to honor the 50th anniversary of Italy’s “Frecce Tricolori” (Tricolor Arrows).

Officially known as the 313th Aerobatic Training Squadron, the group appears in special aerobatic exhibitions and promotes Italy’s air force.

Seeing as how they are celebrating 50 years since the squadron’s assembly, Pagani revealed the unique Zonda Tricolore, boasting a unique paint job and tricolor Italian flag inserts.

The one-off supercar and the Aermacchi MB-339-A/PAN airplanes have now met on the Rivolto Air Force Base. Needless to say, the following video is just breath taking. Sit back, crank it to HD quality and enjoy the footage.

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Last week we reported on the teaser website Italian supercar manufacturer Pagani launched for yet another one-off Zonda model.

The Pagani Zonda HH was detailed a bit, promising to blend equal parts Zonda F with the Cinque, as well as borrow some elements from the beast which is the Zonda R.

Now, the car has finally been pictured, and as you can see, it is a convertible. Besides the fact hat it has a chopped roof, no other details were revealed. Still, expect the same carbon titanium chassis, with the massive AMG V12 in the back, capable of pumping out 680 HP, with exhaust going through a titanium assembly.

Until the car is officially delivered to its mysterious American owner though, we’re still in for a long wait.

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After hearing the rumor that the Pagani Zonda R broke the lap record at the famous Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit, we saw the video confirmation of the amazing feat at the beginning of the week.

Now, the company’s founder, Horacio Pagani, stars in a brand new video, showcasing how important the Zonda R model is for the Italian supercar manufacturer.

We also see Marc Basseng, the German driver who drove the extreme supercar the record breaking 6:47 run.

If you want to indulge in more footage with the stunning Pagani Zonda R, then hit the jump and check it out.

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Pagani is definitely becoming as popular as the other Italian supercar manufacturers like Ferrari or Lamborghini. As such, the company has been assaulted with orders for specific one-off models, all based on the current Zonda.

The latest one seems to be the Pagani Zonda HH, which is currently being teased on a new website.

According to the guys from the TeamSpeed forums, the model has been ordered by an American customer, and will boast the best of what Pagani can currently offer. It will combine elements from the Zonda F, with high performance components like a carbon-titanium tub, ceramic-coated titanium exhaust and carbon ceramic brakes, taken from the Zonda R.

All these new components are going to make the Zonda HH much lighter, tipping the scales at around 2,670 pounds (1,210 kg). The power will come from the same AMG V12 engine, capable of 680 HP. As opposed to the standard Zonda though, the engine will be mated with a six-speed manual gearbox, operated by a stick shift, according to the mysterious customer.

Not a lot is know as of yet, with just the teaser shots and the TeamSpeed info being available. Expect more details in the following months about this special Pagani Zonda HH one-off.


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