TG meets the Pagani Huayra
Come with us for a closer look at the sensational Zonda successor, after last week’s packed public debut in Geneva
Posted: 08 Jun 2012
Here's a thing, though. The engine is efficient as well as brutal. It can meet the clean-air requirements all around the world, so this is the first Pagani to be properly sold in America. Over here, the CO2 rating is just 300g/km and official economy 23.5mpg, figures which are the same as the less powerful V8 supercars from Ferrari and McLaren. It's ridiculous to think Pagani buyers care about the running costs, but they will be interested in a car that is so good at turning fuel into forward action.
OK, let's lift that gullwing door. The carbon-titanium composite that is the Huayra's flesh and bones dominates the view. Cars for we ordinary people use carbon decoratively; it probably adds weight as it's stuck on to an existing plastic substrate. Not here. The carbon is the actual stuff. But doesn't it look decorative too, not an atom of its little threads out of line.