Geneva: Pagani Huayra presented image

The Italian based automaker Pagani has recently presented Zonda’s successor, the Huayra, at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

Pagani Zonda’s successor is here for quite some time and even if we don’t usually get lots of news with it, finding it at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show was like seeing the presents under the Christmas tree in the Christmas morning. The Pagani Huayra was a discreet appearance at the Swiss automotive event, but, even so, petrol heads were spinning around it like a lion near a gazelle. Just like its “father”, the Pagani Huayra is still using a Mercedes-Benz AMG V2 engine, which is allowing the supercar to achieve an impressive performance.

The AMG V12 engine, with its dual turbochargers, is developing a total output of 700 horsepower and it has a peak torque of 1,000 Nm (740 lb-ft), allowing the Huayra to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 3.5 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 370 km/h (230 mph). The Pagani Huayra is capable of withstanding 1.5G of lateral acceleration and its engine is mated to a seven-speed sequential transmission, sending power to the rear wheels. The Huayra is in production since 2011 and it has a price tag of 1,150,000 USD.