Turn up the volume!
This year, the Pagani Huayra is blowing out its 10th candle. The Modena supercar made its debut in February 2011. Like the Zonda before it, it spawned a multitude of versions during its life cycle.
There is one left that has not yet pointed the tip of his nose. This is of course the Pagani Huayra R which should be intended only for the track. Unlike other versions, the Huayra R will not have turbos, it will be an atmospheric supercar. It was to be presented in November 2020 as announced by Horacio Pagani, but this did not happen.
Today, and thanks to this video posted on Instagram, the Italian manufacturer shows part of its engine. This is a V12 on which we can read the letter R in reference to the Pagani Huayra R. This clip is mostly an opportunity for us to hear his engine sing, and we are pretty sure it is not turbocharged.
According to the latest gossip, this original Mercedes-AMG V12 was designed in partnership with HWA to offer more than 900 hp and run at a speed of more than 9500 rpm. The fact that it is atmospheric does not mean that Pagani is abandoning the twin turbo, because the Italian brand has already reached an agreement with AMG to use the twin-turbo V12 until 2026 (at least).
It is not certain that this circuit-oriented version is the last breath of the Pagani Huayra. Indeed, we remember that the Pagani Zonda R was followed by the Revolucion which was even crazier. Pagani's supercar has to hang on because it has strong competitors like the Lamborghini Essenza SCV12, the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro and the Ferrari FXX-K Evo.