Ever wonder what it’s like to ride in a Pagani Huayra? The boys over at EVO in the United Kingdom managed to snag a ride with Horatio Pagani in his latest creation in Sardinia and they had the courtesy to get it on camera for all of us to see. But this video isn’t just a bunch of car porn; EVO’s Harry Metcalf also gets us some interesting details on how the Huayra’s engineering is coming along and shows us the Huayra’s active aerodynamics in action.
This Pagani Huayra that EVO got a ride-along is number five of the batch of preproduction Huayras that Pagani has made. Currently, the Huayra is undergoing extensive endurance testing to attain DOT-legal status in the United States. That endurance testing means that the Huayra prototypes need to rack up one million kilometers (a bit over 621,000 miles) of testing before they’ll be allowed on American roads. That might explain the Huayra we spied in Colorado the other day.
This video gives us a great look around the new Pagani. We get to see the Huayra’s quite cool sterling silver Huayra-shaped key, its aviation inspired cockpit (complete with a color-changing instrument panel), and its incredibly impressive active aerodynamics. But that’s not the best part. That honor would have to go to the marvelous racket the whooshing twin-turbocharged 720-hp V-12 makes. No wonder they called it Huayra – the thing really is like an Andean wind god.