A mysterious new Pagani Huayra variant has appeared on public roads, and it might just be an even more track-focused version.
As a company, Pagani has never been one to just release a car and let it sit there for people to buy. As with the Zonda, Pagani has made plenty of special edition and limited production variants of their already limited Huayra supercar, and it looks like we might be in store for an even faster, more track-focused version of the Huayra very soon.
In a pair of in-the-wild snapshots from Instagram user @iuri.giova, we get to see what might be the R version of the Huayra. If you recall, Pagani made the Zonda R (R stands for Race in this case) way back in 2007--8 years after the Zonda was first revealed. It was a track-only version that brought power up to 740 (from 540 on the Zonda S) and brought acceleration from 0-60 down to 2.7 seconds from 3.7 seconds.
Getting the same performance boost out of the Huayra might be a bit tricky. The current best Huayra, the Huayra BC, gets 745 horsepower from its 6.0-L twin-turbo V12 engine along with 811 lb-ft of torque. Power is routed through a 7-speed sequential gearbox (a dual-clutch was deemed to be too heavy), and total dry weight is just 2,685 lbs.
Zero to sixty for the Huayra BC is just 2.8 seconds with a top speed of 238 mph.
Of course, it’s impossible to tell just what improvements Pagani has planned for the Huayra’s powertrain just from a set of spy photos, but we can make a few assumptions from what we can see.
It certainly appears that Pagani has some big aerodynamic improvements in store for the Huayra, including a massive rear diffuser and a new center stabilizer fin that connects to the rear wing. That rear wing looks to be mostly the same as the Huayra BC’s, save for the added stabilizer fin.
A big roof scoop mirrors the BC’s version to provide cooler air to the engine, while a larger chin spoiler helps to add more downforce as soon as air touches the fuselage.
And of course, how can we forget that enormous rear diffuser. It spans the entire width of the car and even seems to be hanging far beyond the rear bumper.
There’s no word from Pagani on what this new car is but you can bet we’ll be hearing from them real soon.