The Pagani Huayra was the promised replacement for the Pagani Zonda in 2013. The name “Huayra” comes from a South American God of wind.

The Pagani Huayra has a top speed of 370 km/h, this is achieved from its 730hp 6.0 litre twin turbo V12, this engine was built by AMG especially for the Huayra, 0-100 km/h comes at 3.2 seconds. The Huayra uses a single plate clutch but a smaller package to save weight. The saved weight gives it more power to weight ratio than a Bugatti Veyron, but the Veyron is all wheel drive and the Huayra is rear wheel drive.

The interior is Pagani’s specialty, its all about the detail and the craftsmanship, it’s like a jewellery shop inside with a massive array of materials, every nut and bolt are made from titanium. The wheels and the Huayra badge are all machined from a solid block of aluminium. But the crowning jewel is the exposed gear shifter mechanism made from sixty-seven individual parts which makes a sound equal or not better to that of a standard gated manual shifter.

The attention to detail continues to the outside with its F1 type technology in active aerodynamics, gullwing doors and sculptured mirrors. The body is made from Carbotanium (carbon and titanium mix) which is lighter and stiffer than carbon fibre and won’t shatter if crashed making it a safer material. The active aerodynamics consist of four flaps, two at the front and two at the back that work out how fast you’re going and operate to help you keep the car stable under cornering and braking.

The Pagani Huayra is an improvement over the Pagani Zonda in every way, its raw, its faster and its definitely bedroom wall poster material.