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 |  Jan 05 2011, 10:45 AM

Pagani has been working on a successor to its incredible Zonda supercar for well over a year now. Code named the C9, the new Italian exotic will reportedly be called the Huayra when it is officially revealed at the Geneva Auto Show in March.

Like the Zonda, the Huayra gets its name from a wind, or should we say the wind, with huayra the word for wind in the South American language of Quechua. (Automotive trivia tip: Zonda is the name of a wind that blows out of the Andes mountains in Argentina, and the Zonda car is so named in honor of F1 legend Juan Manuel Fangio, a native of Argentina).

No other details have been confirmed, but the car is believed to do away with the old naturally aspirated AMG engine, in favor of a newer AMG twin-turbo V12, making 690-hp and over 700 ft-lbs of torque.

[Source: Al Volante via Autoblog]