Geneva 2011: Pagani Huayra Looks Better in the Carbon Flesh

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

There’s little point arguing that Pagani’s new Huayra supercar is as beautiful as its predecessor, the Zonda, but the car’s proportions are more appealing in person. Officially revealed today at the Geneva Auto Show, it’s still hard to overlook the Huayra’s catfish mouth.

Powered by a 6.0-liter V12 from AMG, the twin-turbo engine makes 700-hp and uses a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The entire chassis is made of carbon-titanium and coated in bodywork made mostly of carbon fiber. Weighing just under 3,000 lbs (2,976 lbs to be exact), the Huayra can hit a top speed of 230-mph.

GALLERY: Pagani Huayra

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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