Everyone loves a good Nürburgring record run, right? You might remember when McLaren took its P1 to the famed German toll road and aimed for a time of 6:33.26. You might also remember that Porsche took its 918 Spyder to the Green Hell and let loose with a 6:57 lap as Marc Lieb helmed the hybrid hypercar. Koenigsegg wants to see what its One:1 can do there but testing resulted in a very expensive crash.
Now Pagani wants a piece of the action, and it's using its own Huayra BC possibly to attempt a record run.
It's not surprising to see Pagani back at the 'Ring. After all, the ultra-exotic carmaker took its Zonda S there in 2002 and set a then fastest time for a road car at 7:44. Now it's time to go back and see what the latest and greatest can do. That would be, of course, the Huayra BC.
The car is powered by an AMG-built 6.0-liter V-12 engine aided by a pair of turbochargers. It puts out 789 horsepower and 811 lb-ft of torque, and that power is sent through a 7-speed automated manual gearbox. Put all of that together and you have a car that can run from 0-62 mph in just 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 230 mph.
Spotters at the 'Ring have captured Pagani putting the Huayra through its paces. There's been some after-hours testing and it's clear the car is being driven in anger. This leads to the speculation that Pagani is aiming for the record run, and we hope to hear more about this all very soon.