2012 Pagani C9 mule
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It looks like we may have an inkling as to what Pagani will call its next supercar. According to the Italian web site Al Volante, the company has gone through the hassle of registering the name "Huayra." The nearly unpronounceable moniker sticks the company's tradition of branding its products after the famous winds of the world (not unlike many Volkswagen and Maserati models). In this case, Huayra is the word for "wind" from the ancient South American language of Quechua. Either that, or the company's marketing department threw alphabet soup at the wall until they came up with a suitable smattering of vowels and consonants.

Until now, the next Pagani has simply gone by the internal code name C9. And while the company has been kind enough to share a strange video teaser with the world, hard facts about what we can expect from the Zonda successor are few and far between. There's some indication that the beast will pack a mighty V12, and we'd be surprised if it didn't have enough horsepower to melt asphalt at a whim, but otherwise, we're completely in the dark as to what to expect. Thanks for the tip, JH!


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[Source: Al Volante | Images: CarPix]