Hypercar of the Year: Pagani Huayra
Supreme performance and astonishing looks, there was only ever one contender for this award...
Posted: 04 Jan 2013
The Hypercar of the Year is not going to revolutionise personal transport, reinvent motorsport or solve the looming energy crisis. Far from it, in fact. Unlikely to squeeze very much to the gallon, it will be made in tiny numbers and, at around £800,000 – more than three times the price of a Lamborghini Aventador – it will be bought by just a very few, very rich characters who will enjoy the exquisite qualities of a machine so unlikely ever to be a real, material presence in most of our lives that it may as well be a unicorn. And there it is: the Pagani Huayra, perhaps unicorn is the best way to think of it.
Words: Richard Hammond
Photos: Justin Leighton/Rowan Horncastle
This article originally appeared in the December 2012 edition of Top Gear magazine