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Its gullwing doors are an homage to the Mercedes-Benz 300SL.
Pagani has had a long relationship with Mercedes-Benz. AMG has provided all Pagani engines since the company started.
The Huayra is named after a god of wind.
The active aero flaps allow the Huayra to keep its smooth lines yet give the downforce needed to keep it stuck to the road on demand.
Quad exhausts are a Pagani trademark.
Even just a few miles from the factory, the Huayra attracts a lot of attention form the locals.
The Huayra has a bi-turbo 6.0-litre V-12 engine.
The Huayra was first unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motorshow.
Pagani revealed its first car, The Zonda, at the 1999 Geneva Motor Show.
Horatio Pagani was born in Argentina but moved to Italy in order to make supercars.
Pagani worked for Lamborghini and developed some of the latter versions of the Countach.
Pagani specialised in working with composite materials, a key component in all Pagani cars.
Pagani founded Modena Design and some early Zondas still bare that name on the bodywork.
The first designs for the Zonda were penned in 1993, six years before the car was unveiled.
The Huayra took even longer to develop, with work starting in 2003.
At around a million Euros, the Huayra is one of the most exclusive cars in the world.
Currently there are only a few cars that can call themselves hypercars and the Huayra is definitely one of them.
The Huayra has a monocoque construction.
The single piece tub is made from carbotanium and other composites.
Carbotanium is a method of combining a beta titanium alloy with advanced carbon composites.
This construction gives both strength and a small amount of elasticity.
This makes the Huayra significantly safer. And bulletproof.
It is remarkable how light each of the components on the Huayra are.
It weighs just 1,350 kgs. A Ford Focus ST Estate weighs in at 1,437 kgs.
That's 2,980 pounds.
The Huayra is equipped with Brembo brakes.
720 bhp lives in there.
The signature you want to see on your car.
Every detail is meticulous on the Huayra.
The interior is something to behold.
Pagani worked with AMG to develop a custom engine for the Huayra, a rare privilege for a company outside of Mercedes-Benz.
Horatio Pagani describes his marque in three words: Art, Passion and Technology.
He wants the car to feel like a plane taking off, apparently.
These active aero flaps deploy under braking and gently wave at the driver.
Even under the hood the Huayra is stunning.
MHG-Fahrzeugtechnik designed and built the titanium exhaust system.
All of these components are coloured to the buyer's spec. Want purple components? Of course, sir.
The engine has been designed with minimal turbo lag.
Power delivery is much smoother because of it.
The sound of the turbos is mesmerising.
You can't help but feel it's halfway to being a robot in disguise.
The Huayra looks like a half-opened Christmas present with all of the doors open, begging you to play with it.
It's rare to see something as visually captivating as this in 2013.
It cuts a fine figure when it's naked, doesn't it?
Each body panel of made of carbon fibre -- which means it's incredibly light.
Fun fact: The weave of the CF panels has to line up along the car. If it doesn't, the panel is rejected.
The Pagani badge is carved out of a single block of aluminium.
It takes 24 hours to make.
Zero to 62 mph happens in 3.3 seconds.
Its top speed is 230 mph.
Its 6.0-litre twin turbo V-12 provides 740 lb.ft.
All of that is delivered through the rear wheels.
Pagani is pretty much alone in using a single clutch gearbox on its hypercar -- the others all went dual.
The reason for this is that the extra weight needed for a dual clutch 'box (70kg on top of the 96kg already there) would negate the faster gearchange.
As a result, the Huayra is a little quicker. Though the gearchange can be a bit jerky. This gallery looks exclusively at the exterior of the Huayra. Our full gallery on the interior is here.