First drive: our debut in the Pagani Huayra
18 months since he first saw it, Tom Ford finally gets a go in the mental 730bhp Huayra
Posted: 08 Jun 2012
I don’t think it’s as fast as the Veyron. But I sincerely don’t care. This is
the kind of car that I thought cars like this would be like when I was a kid,
if that makes any sense at all. Flawed, a bit weird, exciting, surprising, a
massive handful and absolutely, stupidly brilliant. It makes a Veyron
look like a washing machine.
It makes everything else look grey and dull, and a bit soulless. And that’s because it’s not perfect, rather than because it is. It’s the vision of one man and a close-knit team of engineers, rather than teams of scientific committees working under the auspices of a megacorp.
It’s the physical manifestation of Horacio Pagani’s mind. And that’s why we love it.
Price: £800,000 (approx)
The Numbers: 5980cc V12 AMG biturbo, 730bhp @ 5000rpm, 728lb ft @ 3500rpm, 0-62mph in 3.2 seconds, 235+mph top speed, weight: 1350kg
For the full pictures and story, you need the next issue of Top Gear magazine – out 20 June 2012. For now, click on for more pictures of our first drive...