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
So it carries on a line from the Zonda. But it is absolutely not an updated Zonda, it's an all-new car: tub, engine, gearbox, transmission, oh and it's switched to gullwing doors, so you get the idea.
The tub is made, as was the one in that hyper-expensive, road-illegal, Nürburgring-crushing, Jeremy-enrapturing Zonda R, from Pagani's exclusive carbon-titanium, in which the composite's reinforcing fibres are a weave of carbon with strands of titanium too. It's stronger for its weight than even regular carbon-fibre composite and it happens to catch the light even more alluringly. The wheelbase is 70mm longer, so there's more room from which to stretch out and enjoy that extraordinary cabin. At the front and rear, cro-mo steel frames support the suspension and absorb a crash.