220mph in the Pagani Huayra prototype
It’s never done a high-speed test run, but it’s about to take its first shot at hyperspeed…
Posted: 08 Jun 2012
Generous souls that they are, the gents at Pagani asked if TG would like to ride shotgun during the almost-ready Huayra's first shot at 220mph on the high-speed ring of a top Secret test Facility that, for reasons of confidentiality and wanting to remain attached to our vital danglies, we cannot name. Suffice it to say that you definitely haven't seen it featured in any recent episodes of TopGear telly.
Davide Testi - chief Pagani test driver, and the man who'll get a very angry letter from my mum if this all goes wrong - hops into the driver's seat, pops down the Huayra's gullwing door and swings us languidly towards the banked, four-lane ring. I rip the gaffer tape off the Huayra's glovebox and delve inside to extract a tiny digital video camera. I am now a felon.