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Video: World's first drive of the Pagani Huayra

Evo Magazine are the lucky ones...

Until now we liked Jethro Bovingdon of Evo Magazine. We liked his writing style and he did some of our favourite articles. But we don’t like him anymore – he’s the first journalist to drive the new car from Pagani.

The Zonda has, for many years been the definitive supercar – ultra stylish, high tech, fast, amazing sound, exquisite detailing, carbon fibre everywhere,  they’re just stunning. But Pagani had to move on, to move their own game forward, and that is where the Huayra comes in. Pronounced ‘Why-ee-ra’ it means ‘the wind’ in Argentinian (Horatio Pagani’s country of birth) and is the biggest departure from the Modenese manufacturer since they started with the original Zonda C12.

The Huayra gets its power from the first non- naturally aspirated engine in Pagani’s history – a new twin turbo 6.0 litre V12 made exclusively by AMG and produces 730 bhp. Combined with the weight of 1350 kg it gives incredible performance; 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds and tops out of 230 mph.

So you can see why we’re jealous of Jethro for getting the first drive. And what a video it is, we get to see a lot of the Huayra in action and hear the new noise it makes, so different from the Zonda. So sit down and enjoy…

Image and video courtesy of Evo Magazine

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About Tim Oldland

Contributing Editor - Long time petrolhead, automotive design engineer and journalist. Also Social Media Manager for the ecurie25 Group - www.ecurie25.com Tim has worked in the automotive sector for many years, but has been a fan of anything with 2 or 4... read more