• Mar 1, 2011
Pagani Huayra - Click above for high-res image gallery

Let's be honest. After months, if not years of anticipation, we were all a little disappointed at the results when Pagani finally unveiled its new Huayra. But you know what? After seeing it up close and personal here on the floor of the Geneva Motor Show – in red no less, which is invariably more suitable to an Italian exotic than beige champagne metallic – we're convinced afresh that Horacio Pagani and company make some of the most desirable machinery known to man.

That gaping maw, for example, that everyone felt detracted from an otherwise sleek shape? Hardly noticable in person, less evident in the more vibrant hue, and besides, out on the road you'll likely see more of the sculpted tail disappearing rapidly over the horizon than you will of the nose anyway. But don't take our word for it. Have a look through our ace photographer's lens in the high-resolution image gallery below.



Photos copyright ©2011 Drew Phillips / AOL


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Huayra is esperanto for "stop laughing at my side mirrors."
        • 3 Years Ago
        Yeah, they do look out of place. Like big carbon fiber stems with a leaf at the end. I like the look of the old Zonda better.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Those carbon-fiber beauties on thin organic stalks are a piece of art. I wouldn't mind a couple of them on my coffee table.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't think the car is ugly,but weird,if i wanted attention on the streets i would provably buy it,that,and i don't have 1 million dollars hanging around.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hello, autoblog.com..........i'm new to bogging........can i get some updates related to cars at my email address? I would really be tankful to you if you do so.
      • 3 Years Ago
      slighty better ,still ugly
      • 3 Years Ago
      Okay, so the red does the "gaping maw" good. I will give you that, Noah. But the contrast between the red and carbon fiber makes the rear end much, much worse. I can't get over the odd shapes coming back to tail lights that would look more at home on a big rig. Bring back the Zonda, Mr. Pagani. I'm a big fan, but you can't out-run ugly.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why did they have to name it something nobody knows how to pronounce?

      And did anybody else notice the side mirrors look like leaves on stems growing out of the fender?
        • 3 Years Ago
        As in "why" r-ya messing with a perfect Zonda Formula.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Well, if the world for you, is only the english speaking people, yes, nobody knows how to pronounce it.
        It is pronounced like: why-ra.

        And yes, the mirrors are much "ecologic" XD
      • 3 Years Ago
      The interior is furckckingingflippingingggamazinglysuper awesome! However! What is that model of the car stuck in the dash? That is realllly gimmicky and weird looking, totally throws off the rest of the interior. What is that?!
        • 3 Years Ago
        does anyone no what that circular thing on the seat is for?
        • 3 Years Ago
        If you look carefully under it you can read "...art"
        I suppose from a different angle (where it's not obscured) it reads "Start"
        My guess is you twist that model to start the car !O_O ...odd
      • 3 Years Ago
      I still haven't seen anywhere how you're supposed to pronounce Huayra. I watched all of TG season 16, and never heard the name uttered once; not even in the news segments. Plenty about the coming end of the Zonda, but nothing about the Huayra.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I still haven't seen anywhere how you're supposed to pronounce Huayra. I watched all of TG season 16, and never heard the name uttered once; not even in the news segments. Plenty about the coming end of the Zonda, but nothing about the Huayra.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Evo magazine asked Horacio himself on the pronunciation.
        Answer: It's 'why-eera'
        • 3 Years Ago
        They did talk about it in TG 16 and said that the name sounded like someone being sick if I recall correctly. The hyruuiya.
      • 3 Years Ago
      You can pronnounce it this way, pay attention:

      Huayra = Why-ra

      Not that difficult....

      • 3 Years Ago
      Bust a nut.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm sorry, but the Zonda will still be my pick.

      I personally think in terms of looks the Zonda wins over the Huayra, but the technology in it is amazing!
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