Pagani Huayra 

  • $2.295M built in Italy
  • 2011
  • 730 HP 6.0L
  • 231 mph
As this reworked competition gearbox meshed with the bi-turbo M158 6.0-liter V12 from Mercedes-Benz AMG in Auto mode, feisty Sport mode or full-on Launch Control, I was amazed that I wasn't beaten up more.
by AutoBlog (Oct, 2012)
The engine is simply outrageous and has fantastic throttle response for a turbocharged car.
by EVO (Jun, 2012)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Pagani Huayra


3.3 s
2.7 s

Top speed

231 mph
Agera R
260 mph
253 mph

Top Gear track time


1/4 mile

10.26 s
McLaren F1
11.1 s

Data points Key details of the Pagani Huayra




730 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
987 HP

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the car

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


Horacio Pagani didn't like the idea of turbos, and didn't like the naturally aspirated V-8 AMG first proposed as a replacement for the Zonda's 7.3.
by MotorTrend
Which is just as well, because the seven-speed automated manual transmission is the car's weakest link.
by MotorTrend
The drive is fed to the rear wheels via a transverse seven-speed, single-clutch automated manual transmission built by Xtrac.
by MotorTrend


Pagani also likes to talk at length about the car’s aerodynamics, said to have been whittled down to a slippery 0.31 (flaps down) drag coefficient in a Mercedes wind tunnel.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2012)
The Huayra should do it with a target-launch rpm of 3500 rpm, says Galletti, possibly in second gear to take advantage of the AMG’s 738 pound-feet of torque and avoid the 1-2 upshift at 58 mph (second gear tops out at 75 mph at the 6000-rpm redline).
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2012)
Not like a Huayra without a Track Pack should be kicked out of bed for eating crackers, with its SAE-rated 720 horsepower peaking at 5,800 rpm and 738 pound-feet of torque flat-lining from 2,250 up to 4,500 rpm.
by AutoBlog (Oct, 2012)


That turbocharged engine and the clever transverse gearbox are perhaps the most controversial features: The Zonda’s heart and soul was its huge 7.3-litre normally aspirated V12.
by EVO (Jun, 2012)
The engine isn’t as musical as the old V12, in fact it’s more industrial, deep and booming.
by EVO (Jun, 2012)
The Huayra, says Pagani, is inspired by the idea of a roadgoing jet, and he's spent a lot of time tuning the turbocharged V-12's intake noise so it sounds like an F-15 spooling up when you get on the gas.
by MotorTrend


The suspension is pure race-car stuff: control arms made from a copper-rich aluminum alloy called Avional, with pushrod-actuated Ohlins shocks.
by MotorTrend
As with the Aventador, the rocker-arm suspensions are fitted with inboard coil-over shocks, here supplied by Öhlins.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2012)
It’s perhaps less instantly nimble and infectious as the Zonda but has great depth of talent.
by EVO (Jun, 2012)


And in a world of superb twin-clutch ‘boxes like that of the Veyron, isn’t the weight saving of a single-clutch ‘box rather negated by the smoothness and performance advantages of the former?
by EVO (Jun, 2012)
The gearbox is superb as soon as you’re rolling but it isn’t as smooth on take-off as the best twin-clutch ‘box.
by EVO (Jun, 2012)
It is a seven-speed unit with a single clutch and it's mounted transversely out back.
by AutoBlog (Oct, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Pagani
Price $2,295,000
Type of car Production car
Year 2011
City mileage 10 MPG
Highway mileage 14 MPG


Body style Coupe


Drivetrain Rear wheel drive
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 7 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,970 lb
Width 80.2 in
Height 46 in
Length 181.3 in
Wheelbase 110 in

road tests

Top speed 231 mph
1/4 mile 10.26 s
0-60mph 3.3 s
Lateral acceleration 1.66 g
Top gear time 1:13.80

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.07 lb/hp
Maximum hp 730 HP @ 7,500 RPM
Maximum torque 740 ft-lb @ 5,700 RPM
Engine placement Mid
Weight distribution 44%/56%
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 6,000 cc
Cylinders V12
Air compressor Twin turbocharger
Fuels Gas
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