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
Apart from the weight distribution, the suspension and specially developed Pirelli tyres, there's another element to the handling: the aerodynamics. The body looks clean because there's no rear spoiler, but that doesn't mean aero has been forgotten. As with any supercar, radiator positioning and feed is vital, because of the gusts of low-density hot air they pant out. Pagani has inclined the engine rads at the front, their venting ahead of the windscreen so it doesn't cause lift. Radiators for the intercoolers flank them at either side of the nose. Here's a cunning ruse: air for the Brembo carbon brakes is ducted through these intercooler rads - which means not only is it cooled in hot weather, but in cold air it's warmed because cold carbon brakes don't work that well.