Saturday, April 26, 2014

Pagani Huayra Revealed at the Top Marques Monaco 2014.

The Pagani Huayra (pronounced: wai-rah) is an Italian mid-engined sports car produced by Pagani.Succeeding the company's previous offering, the Zonda, it cos £849,000 ($1,300,000).
It is named after Wayra Tata, which means "God of the winds" in Quechua, the official language of the Inca Empire. The Huayra was named "The Hypercar of the Year 2012" by Top Gear magazine and received a very positive review when tested by Richard Hammond on Top Gear.
The Huayra is currently the fastest car to go around the Top Gear Test Track, setting a time of 1:13.8, beating the previous record of 1:15.1 set by the Ariel Atom V8 in January 2011.
The Huayra uses a twin-turbo Mercedes-AMG 60° V12 engine.The Huayra's 6.0-litre engine, the M158, produces 730 metric horsepower (720 bhp (539 kW)) and 1,000 N·m (740 lb·ft) of torque. Its top speed is about 231 mph (372 km/h)  and it has a rating 0–60 miles per hour (0–97 km/h) acceleration time of 3.2 seconds. Using Pirelli tires, the Pagani Huayra is capable of withstanding 1.66 g of lateral acceleration at speeds of up to 230 mph (370 km/h)
The Pagani Huayra uses a seven-speed sequential gearbox and a single disc clutch. The choice not to use a dual-clutch in an oil bath was due to the increase in weight of over 70 kg (154 lb), negating the advantage of the faster gear changes in those transmissions. As a result, the entire transmission weighs 96 kg (212 lb).The car is equipped with bespoke Brembo brake calipers, rotors and pads. The calipers have four pistons in front and four in the rear. The rotors are drilled carbon ceramic, 380 mm (15.0 in) in diameter and 34 mm (1.3 in) thick. There are also four independent flaps which can act as air brakes or produce downforce
Pagani Automobili is proud to display at the 2014 Geneva Autoshow a yellow Pagani Huayra and, as a world premiere, the Zonda Revolucion 5 of 5.
Pagani have a yellow Pagani Huayra showing here at the Geneva Motor Show 2014. This China-bound customer car features the same 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged AMG V12 engine as other Pagani Huayra’s. This powerplant delivers an impressive 720 hp with all that power being sent to the rear wheels. While you may think such a powerful car wouldn’t have any traction, the Huayra is an extremely easy car to drive and when driven at full throttle, hits 100 km/h in around 3 seconds flat!
Other than this yellow Pagani Huayra, there is the final edition of the Pagani Zonda Revolucion on display. Limited to only 5 pieces the Pagani Zonda Revolucion is the ultimate edition of the non-street legal Zonda R. It is among the most exclusive and expensive track toys you can buy with a price tag of 2.2 million Euro excluding taxes. The last Zonda Revolucion on display in Geneva is heading over to Japan after the show to be delivered to its owner.
Like many high-performance cars, the Huayra uses dry sump lubrication. This has several key benefits including guaranteeing oil flow even when the car is subjected to extreme lateral acceleration, preventing "oil surge" which allows the engine to operate more efficiently while the lack of an oil pan allows mounting the engine lower, lowering the car's center of gravity and improving handling. The fuel consumption of the Huayra is 10 mpg (23 l/100 km) in city and 14 mpg (17 l/100 km) in highway (EPA testing).
A water / oil heat exchanger reduces engine warm-up times on cold days and helps maintain a stable temperature for refrigerants and lubricants.
To minimize the use of pipes and fittings (and the overall weight of the vehicle), the expansion tank is mounted directly on the engine. Intercooler fins act as an expansion tank circuit at low temperatures.The titanium exhaust system was designed and built by MHG-Fahrzeugtechnik. Hydroformed joints were developed to reduce back pressure and ensure a free flow exhaust. Titanium reduces the weight of the exhaust system while the Inconel silencers improve reliability in the most exposed parts of the exhaust at high temperatures. The entire system weighs less than 10 kg (22 lb).