After first making its world debut exactly one year ago at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the first examples of Pagani’s latest supercar, the Huayra, are about to delivered to customers around the world.
In the U.S. customers will have to wait a little while longer as Pagani tackles local regulatory certification, although the company is confident that the first Huayras will arrive stateside in 2013.
To get us all excited about its impending arrival, Pagani has released this short documentary outlining the Huayra’s development and build process.
As Pagani explains it, art and science, two disciplines that must walk together, hand in hand, have helped shape the design of the Huayra. This can be seen directly in the aerodynamic body, which has been designed to mimic the pattern of flowing wind. Even the car’s name is taken from the ancient name for a South American god of wind.
The Huayra is the second supercar from Pagani, the first being the world-beating Zonda. It also comes powered by a V-12 engine hewn by the tuning gods at AMG. However, while the Zonda was naturally-aspirated, the Huayra features a pair of turbochargers to help deliver its 700 horsepower and 811 pound-feet of torque output.
Drive is sent to the rear wheels via a single clutch seven-speed automated Xtrac gearbox, and when combined with a lithe 3,064-pound curb weight, will hurtle the Huayra to 60 mph from rest in just 3.2 seconds and see it reach a top speed of over 235 mph.