Pagani has already published a teaser for the future Huayra R. But information concerning the engine of this future hypercar has leaked on the web in recent days.
The Pagani Huayra now has more than an eight-year career in the wheels. Most manufacturers restyl their models at least once in the middle of their careers. But neither Pagani nor La Huayra abides by these so-called auto industry rules. Horacio Pagani's first hypercar, the Zonda, had an impressive 18-year lifespan. But we do know that Pagani is also preparing a 100% electric hypercar which should arrive in 2024. Does that mean that the Huayra is nearing the end of its career? Yes, because his successor is expected next year.
However, before that a new model will be presented. Horacio Pagani himself has revealed that the Huayra R, (to replace the old track-dedicated Zonda R), will debut on November 12. It will be powered by an atmospheric V12 built by AMG specifically for the vehicle.
Up to 900 horsepower?
But what will be its power? The twin-turbo V12 of the Huayra Imola, also signed by AMG, develops 840 horsepower and 1,100 Nm of torque. According to The Supercar Blog, which quotes "sources close to Pagani," this new atmospheric V12 was built in collaboration with motorsport specialists HWA AG, the same company that developed the Apollo IE V12, which has 'an naturally aspirated 6.3-liter V12 with 780 horsepower and 760 Nm of torque. But the Huayra R's V12 would make over 900 horsepower and spin at over 9,500 rpm. It is also said to produce a "devilish" sound. But again, we want to stress that this is information that has not yet been confirmed by Pagani.
As a rule, the Italian company keeps such details secret until the day of the disclosure. Like the Zonda R, there is a good chance that the Huayra R will not be approved for road use. Case to be continued.