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One of Only 100 Examples Built | Highly Optioned Example | Less than 1,000 Miles from New
After successful turns at Renault and Lamborghini, engineer Horacio Pagani established Pagani Automobili S.p.A. in 1992 in San Cesario sul Panaro, near Modena, to realize ambitions of producing his own supercar. Encouraged by his friend and fellow Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio, the legendary five-time Formula 1 champion who assisted with the car’s early development, Pagani stunned the world with the introduction of his Zonda supercar at the 1999 Geneva Auto Show.
Inspired by the Sauber-Mercedes Group C race cars, the Zonda utilized Pagani’s extensive experience with carbon fiber in the construction of its chassis, bodywork, and interior. The Zonda’s 6.0-liter V-12 was provided by Mercedes-Benz’s AMG division, thanks in part to Fangio’s influential recommendation. Updated throughout production to ensure that its performance remained cutting-edge, the Zonda blended astonishing looks, high speed, and incredible exclusivity.
The Huayra, unveiled in 2011, was Pagani’s much-anticipated follow-up to the Zonda and named for the South American wind god Huayra Tata. Building upon the success of its predecessor, the Huayra was underpinned by a new tube-frame chassis with a central monocoque made from Carbotanium, a rigid composite material blending titanium and carbon fiber strands, that was more resistant to cracking in the event of an impact. Styled by Pagani to resemble a wing, the curved body and sharp aerodynamic lines of the Huayra created a bold look, with gullwing doors adding to the visual interest and drama. Unlike any seen before, the Huayra’s ornate interior was awash in aluminum, titanium, carbon fiber, and leather.
Developed by AMG, the mid-mounted 6.0-liter twin-turbo V-12 produced 720 bhp at 5,800 rpm, and distributed a prodigious 737 lbs./ft. of torque at just 2,250 rpm to the rear wheels through an Xtrac seven-speed, single-clutch automated-manual transaxle. A race-derived independent suspension featured double wishbones milled from a strong, lightweight, copper-rich aluminum alloy called Avional, with pushrod-actuated Öhlins shock absorbers. Controlled by the car’s computer, active aerodynamic hydraulic flaps positioned at all four corners increased stability through corners as well as braking efficiency at higher speeds. Due to prodigious weight-saving measures, the Huayra became the lightest car in its class and was capable of astonishing performance. Named “The Hypercar of the Year 2012” by Top Gear magazine, the Huayra needed just 2.8 seconds to complete the 0–60 mph dash on the way to a 238 mph top speed.
The Huayra offered here is a US-production model delivered new to Miller Motorcars of Greenwich, Connecticut, in July 2015. The 87th of only 100 examples built worldwide, this Huayra is stated by the consignor to be the sole specimen finished in Carbonio Rosso fully exposed carbon fiber and is complemented by a two-tone black and red full leather interior accented by the ornate carbon fiber and aluminum trim that has become a Pagani trademark. Offering a practical yet stylish way to take advantage of the Huayra’s unexpectedly large storage space, this car was specified with an extremely expensive and desirable seven-piece fitted luggage set.
Accompanied by its original handbooks, battery tender, a variety of tailored protective covers, and original window sticker displaying a suggested retail price of $1,627,226.10, this Huayra has been used sparingly, with its excellent cosmetic condition commensurate with its low mileage. When Miller Motorcars performed an annual inspection and service in October 2016, the odometer registered only 978 miles, eight fewer than were recorded at the time of cataloguing.
The Pagani Huayra stands apart with its innate attention to detail and singleminded focus on performance. For the demanding enthusiast looking for a work of modern automotive art and wanting to sample something other than what is presented by Ferrari, Porsche, or McLaren, this immaculate and exclusive Huayra represents the pinnacle of contemporary supercar production, and is a model very seldom available for purchase.