• Mar 25th 2011 at 10:59AM
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Pagani Huayra – Click above for high-res image gallery

Given that the Pagani Zonda was one of the most prolific vehicles in terms of model variants over the course of its 11-year production run, it would be safe to assume that the new Huayra will follow a similar path. The most obvious, you might guess, would be a convertible version. And according to the latest reports, that's precisely what's coming down the pipeline.

In speaking with our Argentinean compatriots, Horacio Pagani himself reportedly confirmed that a Huayra Roadster will arrive on the scene in about three years. Why so long? Your guess is as good as ours. Presumably, the Huayra was engineered from the drawing board to accommodate this sort of roofless behavior, but maybe Pagani wants to satisfy existing orders before rolling out an even more desirable version to let all that soft Italian sunlight shine through.

Pagani also revealed that his original name of choice for the new car was Da Vinci, but since the name was already registered – don't ask us by whom – he went with the virtually unpronounceable name Huayra, which was shared by the sports prototype Huayra Pronello that rocked the Argentinean racing scene in the late 60s. As for a baby brother to the Huayra, Pagani says it could be in the cards, but that working his company's technology into a cheaper package would be a difficult task.

Photos copyright ©2011 Drew Phillips / AOL

[Source: Argentina Autoblog via EGMCarTech]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Even through the name sounds kind of like the noises I was making all last night while vomiting due to the flu I still like it better then Da Vinci.
        • 4 Years Ago
        • 4 Years Ago
        It is pronounced, "why-ra"
        • 4 Years Ago
        I prefer the Pagani How Are Ya. lol
      • 4 Years Ago
      Man that interior is gaudy.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I would prefer the hard top over the drop top if I could afford one, It looks better in red as well.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I can't wait till Pagani does an full electric! Its already futuristic looking and the engine, though still ICE, is badace. He should consider the torque of electric.
        • 4 Years Ago
        i lost interest in this car since the first real pics, i will never fall in love with it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Still hate those freaking wheels.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Herp Derp
        • 4 Years Ago
        That AMG engine (I personally don't like it in the Pagani, they should build their own IMO) in that car is pretty modern already and makes upwards of 800 ft-lbs of torque. The Tesla Roadster makes what, about 300 or something? So you want Pagani to shove a 800 ft-lbs torque electric motor in there and then still keep it light? What about the weight of the batteries? See where this is going? That car is plenty modern and fast enough with the engine it has, it doesn't need a gimmicky electric motor.
        • 4 Years Ago

        Look at the Tango Electric. Very small. 1000lb feet of torque, and its a forklift motor. The batteries are ingeniously tucked away in the floor and used to stabilize the car. The Pagani is bigger and has more space in the rear for a battery pack. A more powerful electric motor combined with the light body of the Pagani is win. The Tesla Roadster has already showed it can be done and quite beautifully. Its not a gimmick. Electric motors are more efficient, have instant torque off the line, and don't burn gas. Electric motors are inherently more powerful and efficient than the ICE.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Down ranked with no rebuttal. Typical Autoblog user.

        Its a supercar, not to be used for cross country trips. Mainly taken out for a weekend blasts. The Tesla Roadster acceleration is undeniably good, 3.7 to 60 for the Sport version. The Pagani could be even more powerful. I don't see how that's a bad thing.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Ok, Redline(cause thats where you get most of your torque), what's the problem?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'll tell you why, because you sound like a broken record "herp derp electric" all the time. It's annoying.
        And you don't make max torque at redline, if that's what you were trying to say.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I love their designs, Very striking, but Im not sure how I feel about the look of the wheels on this module...
      • 4 Years Ago
      i don't like ANY of pagani's design. sure it's as crazy as a supercar can get but it just doesn't look good! am i alone?
        • 4 Years Ago
        they're like girls with boob jobs, it's so obvious it turns you off
      • 4 Years Ago
      Da Vinci would be a better name, too bad it was taken, but he could have picked Da Vinci's teachers name which sounds just as good:


      I also like a relatively unknown genius whose geared machines inspired lots of Da Vinci's imagination:

      Brunelleschi. (The dome architect of the Santa Maria Del Fiore in Florence).

      If the names haven't been taken for cars yet, I personally would go with a musical term. In fact the whole Pagani line should be musical terms:

      Allegro con fuoco

      .... and so on.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Id prefer the Zonda S any day over the Huayra. Why? Mainly those wheels and mirrors. What the flip were they thinking?!?!
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