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
The first time TopGear saw one at all, it was in bits. With a new Ferrari or Porsche, the form is to arrive at the factory for a grand unveil, for which you wait in a hushed, marbled reception area. Beside a huge trophy cabinet will be giant plasmas showing footage of their cars taking the chequered flag at Grands Prix or Le Mans, segued into shots of them in Casino Square or Sunset Boulevard, the brave and the beautiful taking the wheel. Because Pagani doesn't have all that, we simply arrived at the little factory, gawped at the Zonda R wedged just inside the front door and met Horacio in his enchantingly cluttered office. Then, like a child who needs to show you his Christmas present even before the batteries are in, he took us to a cramped corner of the cramped workshops (they're being expanded in the coming months.) And there was this car, its elements and organs exposed.