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
Then you open the gullwing door, and have to totally recalibrate. Again. It's faintly exhausting. Because the insideis a steampunk spaceship. Bare, technical-looking carbon and aluminium, skinned in part with honey-coloured leather. Gorgeous sculptural seats. LED lights that shine through clear crystal and milled aluminium and highlight a bionic exposed shift mechanism that's almost hypnotic. But there are also buckles and leather straps, and traditional shapes, and slightly strange fonts scattered about - a mishmash of styles and thoughts and influences that really should not work but somehow does. It works because the detail and craftsmanship is mind-blowing, with every single titanium nut and bolt Pagani-etched, even the hidden hinges for the sun visors hewn from billet. It's theatrical and beguiling and bonkers, and makes a Veyron or Aventador look like an monastic cell in comparison. It makes you remember that supercars were referred to as exotics for a reason. It's almost worth the asking price alone. Almost.