Pagani Huayra Official Name for Zonda Successor

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

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]

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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