- Pagani just unveiled the Huayra R, a track-only screamer to close out the Huayra line, which launched for 2014.
- It gets a one-off 838-hp 6.0-liter V-12 engineered and built by Mercedes-Benz’s HWA racing subsidiary.
- There will be 30 Rs made, priced at $3.1 million, which is actually less than the Huayra Roadster BC.
Some automakers put together a lame tape-and-trim package at the end of an existing model’s run. Not boutique supercar maker Pagani, which instead embarked on its track-only R variant of its Huayra wedge by commissioning an all-new engine. Engineered and built by Mercedes’s HWA racing subsidiary and AMG collaborator, the naturally aspirated 6.0-liter V-12 shrieks to 9000 rpm and on the way makes 838 horsepower at 8250 rpm and 553 pound-feet of torque at 5500 rpm. “It will sound like an F1 car. An old F1 car, not a new one,” said Pagani’s head of sales