TopGear drives the Pagani Huayra

Which makes it even more surprising that, once you breach the Huayra's considerable limits, it's actually remarkably easy to gather back up. In fact, flicking through the various modes (Auto, Comfort and Sport), which alter gearbox ferocity, traction and throttle maps, it's a surprise to find that even with all the systems switched off (press and hold the ESC button on the steering wheel), the Huayra is pretty much the same - always a good pointer to well-sorted dynamics. Though saying that, don't forget that the traction is off and then full-throttle second gear when overtaking a truck on an Italian B-road. The ensuing tail wag will have your passenger spitting expletives and leave a very white-faced truckie in your wake.