When our own Matt Davis drove the gob-smacking Pagani Huayra in the fall of last year, he mentioned that the supercar would finally be available to upper-crust American customers sometime this summer. True to its word, Pagani has arrived at The Quail this year with a car wrought in bare carbon fiber; a Huayra that is not destined for any one customer, but that will serve as a demonstrator with which to lure those upper-crust dollars. With a probable price tag of $1.2 million, it'll take a healthy bank account balance to put the Pagani in your garage.

For those who can afford the best of the best, though, this Huayra should prove compelling to drive on US roads. The Italian coupe is powered by a brutal, Mercedes-Benz AMG-sourced, biturbo 6.0-liter V12 engine that's good for 720 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque. Those numbers are impressive – as are its run to 62 miles per hour in 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 224 mph – but seem absolutely fitting for a vehicle that looks to have driven from the bay of an alien spacecraft. Welcome to the US, and welcome to Earth, Pagani.

Even displayed on a lawn covered in exotic metal, the Huayra stood out here at The Quail. See why in our attached gallery of live images.


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      bleexeo
      • 1 Year Ago
      A work of art.
        thequebecerinfrance
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bleexeo
        The amount of details in this car is sick. I'd be afraid to even touch this car. Og well, I could buy the nicest set of leather gloves on the planet and drive the sh*t out of this car.
      mikeymac
      • 1 Year Ago
      New front splitter I see.
      vi_per
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'd rather buy this and keep the change than put down $27mil on that Ferrari 1967 convertible thing.
      RGT881
      • 1 Year Ago
      The amber reflectors can be replaced with clears. Porches owners do this all the time. Hardcore owners replace bumper covers.
        Arch
        • 1 Year Ago
        @RGT881
        I did not know this. Good thing its possible and allowed.
          RGT881
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Arch
          It's just that these side turn signals/reflectors make the car age so much quicker than ROW (rest-of-the-world) models. You'd think it's the mid 20s guys changing these on GTIs, but there are guys in their late 50s who absolutely can't tolerate having them on their expensive toys.
      graphikzking
      • 1 Year Ago
      Insane. Love every aspect . Love how the shifter link is exposed. Even look how under the e brake handle there is a tiny scale version of the rear of the pagani. Wonder if there is something under there..sadly I'll never be close enough to ever find out. I wish I could get these seats in a corvette. Even though corvette improved drastically, these seats look like heaven (for racing seats and bolsters) Autoblog, are we going to get a full review of this car soon (wishful thinking)
        Hek!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @graphikzking
        "Even look how under the e brake handle there is a tiny scale version of the rear of the pagani." That is the key, it goes in the big round hole in the center console. It also has a front half that you put on it to make a complete model... and that's what you toss on the table when you want to brag subtly. :D
        jf.bouchard
        • 1 Year Ago
        @graphikzking
        The small Huayra model is actually the key! http://d2ui3ko1lobjrf.cloudfront.net/imgcache/story/1487/e2d8091a132f2bdd873cb89d8029438a_w644.jpg Pagani is an amazing company with exquisite products. They are like Ferrari, except a lot less arrogant and much more classy :)
      4RR4Y
      • 1 Year Ago
      So... crucially, that car right there wouldn't be safe to drive on American streets without miserly side reflectors? So far as I can tell, they don't make any car look more conspicuous than vehicles without; I have no problem identifying cars in my vicinity. All this Pagani is missing is a matching set of federal bumpers... http://i.ebayimg.com/04/!B57h)k!!2k~$(KGrHqR,!hYEyrqO0nusBMvgmZkJWw~~_3.JPG
      Goahead
      • 1 Year Ago
      $1.2 million car is slower than the $100k GTR
        Daniel J. Seidner
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Goahead
        What are you? 12? Seriously. You could get a 1990's beater econobox and put a double shot of nitrous in it and get a car faster than a GTR. Who cares at how it stacks up to a GTR. Really.
      Brex
      • 1 Year Ago
      Pagani's obsessive attention to detail is unparalleled. The Jules Verne/Steampunk cockpit hardware is stellar.
      nassau
      • 1 Year Ago
      What is "gob-smacking?" Sounds like texting, eating, egoing and ogling all at the same time while traveling at high speed in a car. Another idiot on the streets. Is that what Miersma does?
        Bobby_Sards
        • 1 Year Ago
        @nassau
        when you think of gob-smacking the first thing that comes to mind is texting? put the iphone down brethren
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Jonathan Wayne
      • 1 Year Ago
      Good Lord that is beautiful, like a work of art. I would not even want to drive it, just build a million dollar garage around it and stare at it all day.
      vi_per
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hands down the best car in the world.
        Agilis
        • 1 Year Ago
        @vi_per
        Sorry, that's too bold of a statement. Koenigsegg Agera-R, McClaren F1, any many others.
          vi_per
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Agilis
          McLaren F1, maybe...but nothing else. Definitely not Koenigsegg.
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