A brand new Pagani supercar is in the works, one that is lighter and more powerful than the current Zonda, and scheduled for sale in the U.S. The car is currently doing the rounds under its codename “C9” but according to a new report out of Italy its name has already been decided.

The C9 is expected to be called “Huayra”, which roughly translates to wind in the ancient South American language of Quechua. The name was reportedly trademarked by Horacio Pagani in Europe.

Such a title would fit in with Pagani’s naming practice, with the car's forbear, the Zonda, being named after a wind in Argentina, the country Horacio Pagani was born in. Interestingly, the Huayra name was used previously on a prototype Ford race car, the Pronello Huayra-Ford, which competed in several Argentinean races between 1968 and 1973.   

As for the new Pagani Huayra, we should have more details in the lead up to March’s 2011 Geneva Motor Show where the car is expected to make its world debut. In the meantime, click here for our full coverage on the upcoming supercar.

[al Volante]