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Amazing images of Pagani's supercar Huayra

Last updated on: November 28, 2012 11:29 IST

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Pagani Automobili is an Italian manufacturer of sports cars and carbon fibre. The company was founded in 1992 by Horacio Pagani, and is based in San Cesario sul Panaro, near Modena, Italy.

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Horacio Pagani, who formerly managed Lamborghini's composites, founded Pagani Composite Research in 1988.

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This new company worked with Lamborghini on numerous projects, including the restyling of the 25th Anniversary Countach, the Lamborghini LM002, the P140 design concept, and the Diablo.

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In the late 1980s, Pagani began designing his own car, then referred to as the 'C8 Project'.

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Pagani planned to rename the C8 the 'Fangio F1' to honour five-time Formula One champion Juan Manuel Fangio.

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In 1991, Pagani established Modena Design to meet the increasing demand for his design, engineering, and prototyping services.

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In 1992, he began construction of a Fangio F1 prototype, and by 1993, the car was being tested at the Dallara wind tunnel with positive results.

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In 1994, Mercedes-Benz agreed to supply Pagani with V12 engines.

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The final car was named the Zonda C12; the Fangio F1 name was dropped out of respect for Fangio, who died in 1995.

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It was first presented at the 1999 Geneva Motor Show.

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In 2005, Pagani announced that it planned to triple its production output within the next three years, and to enter the US market in 2007.

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On 26 July 2010, Pagani claimed a new record for production based cars using the Pagani Zonda R and completing the Nurburgring in 6:47, beating the Ferrari 599XX.

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While it is an independent company, Pagani has a working relationship with Daimler AG, most notably, with Mercedes' AMG arm.

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This is partly due to the fact that Fangio had suggested that Pagani approach Mercedes. The Zonda has used increasingly advanced versions of the M120 V12; the initial version displaced 6.0L, but current Zondas use a 7.3L engine.

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Pagani has also assisted in the development of the Chrysler ME Four-Twelve.

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The M158 engine for the Pagani Huayra is shared with the Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series, but Pagani has commissioned Mercedes-Benz to reduce turbo lag and improve response, resulting in new exhaust headers, pistons, intake manifold and turbos.

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The Pagani Huayra is an Italian mid-engined sports car produced by Pagani.

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The Pagani Huayra is different from its predecessor in that it incorporates active aerodynamics. It is capable of changing the height of the front from the ground and independently operating four flaps placed at the rear and front of the car.

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It is named after Huayra-tata, which means 'God of the winds' in Quechua, the official language of the Inca Empire.

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Mercedes-Benz's AMG division provides the engine of the Huayra. The 5,980 cc, twin-turbo, AMG M158 V12 is shared with the Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series, but has been modified at the request of Pagani to reduce turbo lag and improve response, realised with smaller turbos, a different intercooler configuration and re-programmed ECU settings.

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Like many high-performance cars, the Huayra uses dry sump lubrication. This has several key benefits including guaranteeing oil flow even when the car is subjected to extreme lateral acceleration, preventing "oil surge", which allows the engine to operate more efficiently while the lack of an oil pan allows the engine mounted lower, lowering the car's center of gravity and improving handling.


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