It’s hard to imagine many people looking at the Zonda and thinking, ‘Hmm, you know what this car’s lacking? More exciting doors’. But then, your name’s not Horacio Pagani (or if it is, then that is one hell of a coincidence).
Topping the Zonda, which enjoyed more than a decade at the top of ‘cars teenage boys are most likely to drool over’, was always going to be a tough task. But with the £850k Huayra, it looks like ol’ Horacio has managed it.
Apart from the vaguely unpronounceable name – taken from Huayra Tata, a South American wind god – the Huayra should out-perform the Zonda in every aspect. The top speed has gone up from 220mph (set by the Zonda F Roadster) to 235mph and they’ve shaved off a couple of tenths from the 0–60mph time (from 3.4secs down to 3.2secs).
But in all honesty, the stats are splitting hairs. The real reason to buy the new car is for its gullwing doors. Sure, they’re as impractical as they are ostentatious but if this concerns you, I don’t think the Pagani Huayra is really the car for you…
To order a Pagani Huayra contact Bob Fostner Park Lane on 020 7629 7020