The crew from EVO magazine managed to talk their way into a ride in the newest piece of insanity from Pagani. The Italian automaker is currently in the midst of endurance testing the Huayra for U.S. certification, and as a result, five of the cars are currently frolicking around Europe racking up precious kilometers. Pagani recently hosted a few of the company's customers at Sardinia, and EVO's Harry Metcalfe jumped into the passenger seat of the carbon fiber creation for a quick blast down the road. Fortunately for all of us, Metcalfe taped the whole experience.

The video shows the best look yet at the vehicle's adaptive aerodynamics, complete with plenty of active flaps that pop and dance as the Huayra builds speed. There's also the delicious sound of the supercar's twin-turbocharged 6.0-ltier V12 barking out 720 horsepower, too. The noise is nothing if not intoxicating. Hit the jump to check it out for yourself.



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      Jeff Caston
      • 3 Years Ago
      vid doesn't work
        Hazdaz
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jeff Caston
        Just click on the source and go directly to EVO's website.
        Kghd
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jeff Caston
        +1 nothing pisses me off than this mate haha
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Kevin Jr.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Huayra need to sound like the Huayra in Shift 2
      • 3 Years Ago
      Obviously a mad sound.Totally different from the Zonda.Sounds a bit like a rally car...
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Reid
      • 3 Years Ago
      I really appreciate the fact that you can actually hear the turbos. First thing I've done with every turbocharged car I've ever had was install an aftermarket intake so I can hear the turbo spooling. Something about that sound forces a smile on my face no matter what kind of day I'm having. I'll take the wooshing and whirring of a turbo over a growling V8 any day...but maybe that's just me.
        Redline
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Reid
        The turbos whooshing dominates the sound. Wonder if that's why they named after a wind-god?
        Georg
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Reid
        get yourself a 9ff GT9 can´t get any better ..like Chris Harrys claimed after a testdrive there is some kind of war going on behind me... *grin* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ffYokJgg5s
      vedi123
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Zonda sounds a hundred times better than this and it also looks better, esp. the front view.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @vedi123
        I don't get it. You guys are complaining about the Zonda sounding better. But how is that possible when the Zonda R had the same exact engine that this car has?
          Henry
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          The Zonda is not twin turbo'd. Add turbos to any naturally aspirated engine and you will have a duller/muted sound. The turbos almost 'act' as a secondary muffler.
          mazeroni
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          Considering they were recording this from inside with a handheld camera and I suspect because of that they weren't using any sort of high end microphone, we aren't getting the full effect.
          Evan McMiller
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          Uhhh...the R used the old quad cam MB V12...not at all the same engine. This uses basically the same engine as an SL65 Black.
          FZ
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          The Zonda R uses a NA 6.0 V12 out of the CLK-GTR LeMans race car and uses an XTrac 792 LeMans gearbox... pure race car. Mechanically the R has nothing to do with either the Zonda which runs an NA 7.3 V12 with a 6 speed CIMA gear box or the Huayra which has a Twin turbo 6.0 v12 and a roadspec Xtrac 7 speed sequential box.
        vedi123
        • 3 Years Ago
        @vedi123
        what are u talking about? the Zonda and Huayra sound totally different, it´s almost like night and day. here are 2 videos to compare: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8oOgXBj1l0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dd2sDtA-Y0U the Zonda sounds awesome, the Huayra like a turbine
          vedi123
          • 3 Years Ago
          @vedi123
          and here the Zonda: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfTFWORn7y8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTUAswgousc
      third3ye82
      • 3 Years Ago
      Still prefer the sound of the Zonda...
        loloh
        • 3 Years Ago
        @third3ye82
        Not just the sound, but the looks as well
      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      The turbos sound nice but they kill the engine sound the Zonda had. The Zonda sounded better because it was N/A. The biggest disappointment with this car is that the Zonda had a manual transmission, while this is an automatic.
      Doc
      • 3 Years Ago
      That is a straight up weird sounding car! The interior is amazing, and those active aerodynamic flaps are awesome
      Pagani fan
      • 3 Years Ago
      There is even a typo in the subject of this article ...'Evo takes a spin in the Pagani Hyuara'
      enthuzast
      • 3 Years Ago
      Was at their factory last week. They had one on the shop floor being assembled. Amazing machine.
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