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Koenigsegg laughs at LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Pagani Huayra

Koenigsegg Agera R

Koenigsegg reckons their Agera R, first shown in Geneva two years ago, still has what it takes to see off the latest hypercar challengers from Ferrari and McLaren.

Firstly, with 830kW (1115hp) available the Agera R has more power than the LaFerrari (708kW) or the P1 (675kW) and, crucially, at 1418kg with fluids they say it weighs less as well. The Huayra is lighter than the Agera R, just, but with a paltry 539kW on tap it’s little wonder Koenigsegg is having a wee chuckle.

Oh, and with a v-max of 420km/h the Agera R really does laugh at its competition, which are all wallowing in top speeds that start with a lowly three.

Koenigsegg is also confident it can see off any of its challengers at the track as well and on road tyres. Which is a not so subtle dig at Pagani who fitted its Huayra with specially made hand-cut slick tyres before handing it over to The Stig, who then set a new lap “record” around the Top Gear track.

Of course, the Agera R does hold a number of world records regarding acceleration and braking, so it’s no surprise they are so confident. All we need now is for someone to get all four cars in the one location and let them rip!

[Source: Cars UK]


VIDEO: Pagani Huayra fires up its twin-turbo V12

The Evo magazine YouTube channel brings us this video of the new Pagani Huayra. It’s only a short clip, but in it we get to see inside the car and its dash layout. We also get to see what effect a 700PS V12 has on the pooch you see above.


Official pics of the Pagani Huayra

Pagani Huayra

These official pics of the Pagani Huayra have been published on the Pagani website. Like the Zonda before it the Huayra is not going to win any beauty contests. Yet, at the same time, it’s just as beautiful. In fact, probably more so.

Maybe it’s because this time around Pagani has little left to prove. We now know they are a cottage industry manufacturer that can take it right up to the icons of Ferrari and Lamborghini. And perhaps beyond.

As expected the Huayra is powered by a twin-turbo 6.0 litre V12. Mercedes has once again provided the engine, via its AMG factory. The Huayra has a peak power figure of over 700PS and maximum torque is beyond a massive 1000Nm. With a dry weight of just 1350kg—distributed 44% to front, 56% to the rear—the Huayra is sure to be both frighteningly quick and razor sharp.

[Source: Pagani]

UPDATE: The official Huayra press release can be downloaded at the end of this article.


Pagani Huayra – The unofficial teaser

Pagani Huayra

Despite Pagani’s best attempts to string out the reveal of its new supercar, the Huayra, pics of the newest “gullwing” to hit the streets have been published in print and online. The February 2011 issue of Car (Spanish edition) have the Huayra on the cover, with a full story inside.

You can see more after the break. Until official details are revealed later this week, we’re expecting the Huayra to weigh in around 1300–1400kg and to have a 700hp boosted 6.0 V12 to do the huffing and puffing. Should be a real blast!

[Source: Autoblog via Car Advice]


Pagani C9 teaser no.4 – Huayra name confirmed

Pagani C9 teaser

In the latest C9 teaser video from Pagani the Huayra model name has been confirmed. In fact, the news is revealed by Horacio Pagani himself. Here’s the full transcript of what he had to say:

We wanted to give shape to the wind
An energy, subtle, elegant, yet strong and persistent
In seven years we have carved our latest sculpture
We are Pagani Automobili
Huayra is our wind

You can watch the clip in full after the break. The final reveal of the Huayra is expected by the middle of next week.


Pagani C9 teaser no.2

Pagani C9 teaser #2

Pagani has released its second of five teaser videos on the Deus Venti microsite. The clips are promoting the new Zonda replacement, codenamed C9, which we now believe will be called the Huayra. Unlike the first teaser, this one makes sense.

It’s expected we’ll be seeing three more teasers at weekly intervals culminating in a full reveal of the new car.