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
It gets better, though. The stance is cab-forward, lithe and slim, tension highlighted by feature lines that seem to give the car a waisted spine from rounded wheel arch to rounded wheel arch. And though the rear is necessarily buxom to accommodate the drivetrain, it doesn't look swollen like most mid-engined cars, lunging down and back from the roof to cluster again in the rear light pods. The rear mirrors the front's oval theme, accompanied by another pair of active dorsal wings, this time broken by the hip-height cluster of a quad exhaust and underlined by a graceful sweep of diffuser. Clad in satin grey paint, it's one of those cars you spend ages looking at, and then start again as soon as your point of view changes even slightly. So no, not pretty in the traditional sense, but bloody intriguing.