Huayra R to get all-new NA engine
Expected to be track-focused ultimate Huayra
The latest from Pagani is the Huayra R, a track-focused version of the hyper exotic Italian that might just end up being the final version of the Huayra, got a reveal date, as founder Horacio Pagani spoke during a digital presentation for the 2020 Autostyle Design Competition.
The competition’s event gives participants a digital look at some of Europe’s greatest automotive design studios, with this video an introduction to the series of events. Fast forward to about 37 minutes in (or watch the whole thing, really, it’s quite interesting), and you’ll see the founder, CEO, and visionary of Pagani, Horacio himself.
Pagani says that the Pagani Huayra R will debut on November 12th, during Pagani’s own presentation for the Autostyle Design Competition event. He says that while previous Paganis have used Mercedes-AMG designed V12s, this new model they’ve worked to create “such an incredible product that it comes even with a new aspirated engine made especially for this purpose.”
That’s right, a new naturally aspirated engine, possibly another V12. Could it be the engine meant for the new Pagani expected next year? We’ll get back to that.
So far, Pagani’s most extreme Huayra was the 827 hp Imola revealed earlier this year. Will the R be more extreme than that? Maybe not. See, Pagani has used the R before, attached to the Zonda R of 2009. That was a track-only car (which is why we think the Huayra will be too) that had almost nothing in common with the normal Zonda, but Horacio did hint multiple times that the R was the testbed for what would become the Huayra, or at least many of its components. Maybe this one will do the same, and that new engine will be bound for the next-gen all-new model from Pagani.