Sunday, December 31, 2023

Pagani Huayra Roadster Spotted!


Pagani Huayra Roadster

I'd like to tell you about the Pagani I spotted at a Cars and Coffee near Charlotte. First though, since it's New Year's Eve, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Thanks for following along on this blog. NMS wants to wish you a great 2024, and lots of motoring adventures in the future. One motoring adventure to avoid: Don't Drink and Drive!

To wrap up 2023, I have to mention that yesterday I saw an amazing car, and I'm not sure that I've ever seen one before. For that reason, I'm going to leave out the "everyday" Aston Martins, Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and Ford GTs that were there. Yes, all of those were in multiples, but there was only this one Pagani Huayra Roadster. 

753 horsepower, similar torque.

Just the story of Mr. Horacio Pagani is interesting enough, so I'm sure you can Google him or here's a shortcut, read his story on the Pagani Automobiles website for a full history:  PAGANI HISTORY

Believe it or not, just the day before this event I was doing just that and was inspired by his life story. A few highlights include growing up in Argentina, getting to know 5-time F1 champion Juan Manuel Fangio, moving to Italy and working for Lamborghini, and then starting his own company. 

One thing I learned was that as he was working for Lamborghini, he became interested in carbon fiber and using modern composites. Unfortunately, the economy was not so good at that time and the company didn't want to make the investment. What did Mr. Pagani do? He got a bank loan, bought his own autoclave to make carbon fiber, and then used it at Lamborghini! 

6.0-liter, twin turbo, Mercedes AMG V12 motor. 

As you might imagine, a Pagani car doesn't come cheap, and there aren't millions of them on the roads. From what I've read online, this particular model probably sells for north of 3 million US dollars. If that sounds like a good buy, and you've got the money, there are 5 Pagani dealers in the US. Greenwich CT, Miami FL, Dallas TX, Beverly Hills CA, and San Francisco CA. 

Carbon fiber all over the place. Way-cool mirrors!

Before Pagani built the Huayra, they had a model named the Zonda. Are they rare? With about 129 of them built, yeah, that sounds rare to me!

Italian flag colors on the mirror. 

The word "Zonda" comes from a wind that blows in Argentina, so whether that is a tribute to Mr. Pagani's home or his friendship with Juan Manuel Fangio, it fits them both. 

According to Wikipedia, the name Huayra comes from Wayra Tata, or Huayra-tata, an indigenous wind god of South America. 

Pagani Roadster badge

Sculpted air intake extends over the roof line. 

Horacio Pagani.

Pagani typical 4 exhausts configuration. 

It was a cold morning, so the Roadster had the roof on.
Somewhere I've read that these come with two roofs.

The four circles of the exhaust pipes also serve as a logo for Pagani. 

The shape of the mirrors, as well as the leather buckles really make this car unique.

Looking down on the headlights.

Passenger front lights.

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