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
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.