Pagani Huayra

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.