Saturday, August 20, 2011

Car Porn | Pagani Huayra

Based on the Mercedes Benz SL65 AMG Black Series six liter V-12, the Huayra claims 700 horsepower and 740 lb-ft of torque.  With a rough curb weight of 3,000 lbs dry, the Italian born supercar is said to make a 0-60 run in 3.3 seconds with a top speed of 230 mph.
The Pagani Huayra is different to its predecessor, the Zonda in that it incorporates active aerodynamics with a carbon composite unibody construction. Capable of changing the height of the front from the ground and independently operating four flaps placed at the rear and front of the car. The system also prevents excess body roll in the corners by raising the "inside" flaps (i.e. the left ones in a left-handed corner and vice-versa), increasing the downforce on that side of the car. The rear flaps also act as an airbrake. Under hard braking, both the front suspension and the two rear flaps are raised to counteract weight transfer to the front wheels and keep the whole car very stable. Not unlike the dynamics of a jet fighter.
What does all this carbon steampunk goodness cost? $1.4 million.

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