When Pagani introduced the Huayra in 2011, it was supposed to supplant the Zonda entirely. But two and a half years later, we're still seeing new versions of the Zonda rolling out of the factory in Modena, like the latest 760 X edition recently circulating the web. And we can hardly blame Pagani. After all, would you turn down a paying customer – especially one willing to pay as much as it costs to have a special one-off Zonda built to their specifications? Of course not. But we're left wondering when we'll see the same treatment applied to the newer Huayra, especially since the Zonda traces back to the early 90s.
As we recently reported, Pagani still has the Huayra roadster in its pipeline, now expected to arrive within two years. While speaking to Pagani about its timeframe, we were told that it wasn't planning any other derivatives of the Huayra, but the latest intel suggests that may not be the case.
Teamspeed forum member z356 claims to have spoken recently with Pagani test driver Davide Testi, who reportedly let slip that a track-focused Nürburgring edition is under development. Details are scarce, but you could expect more extreme aero, slick tires, a stripped-out cockpit and maybe even more power from the 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 built for Pagani by Mercedes-AMG that already produces 720 horsepower. We're picturing something along the lines of the Zonda R, only based on the Huayra. Production is tipped to be limited to 10-25 units.
If the reports prove accurate, Pagani wouldn't be the only exotic automaker working on a track-tuned version of its latest hypercar. Ferrari is confirmed to be working on a LaFerrari XX to succeed the 599XX and Enzo-based FXX, and McLaren is similarly looking at a Track version of the new P1.