Top Gear drives the Pagani Huayra
Cars like this only come around so often. Here's Tom Ford's take on Pagani's latest masterpiece...
Posted: 19 Dec 2012
As soon as the road opens up, the Huayra gets full throttle in third gear. And I nearly lose my lunch. The ferocity of the engine snatches the breath from your throat via a punch to the chest, and it's all you can do just to hold on. The gearchange is accessed either through paddles just behind the steering wheel, or via the exposed artistry of the gearlever itself. And, although the paddles work well enough, the lure of the stubby little lever is too much to bear. Push for down, pull for up, be rewarded with a heavy, metallic click. It might be connected to the same sort of microswitches as the paddles, but it makes the Huayra feel instantly more alive.