NHTSA: Pagani Huayra banned in the US image

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is putting a stop on the Pagani Huayra supercar before it even started by banning its sale in the United States because it is missing the advanced airbags.

After the manufacturer announced today the arrival of the Huayra on the over-seas auto market, the supercar may never hit the US dealerships because the airbag upgrading has high costs, 5.7 million dollars to be more exactly.

Pagani tried to “talk their way” out of this problem since 2008, saying that they are a small car manufacturer which can’t afford high production costs and the auto maker estimates it will be able to solve this problem by 2015.

Initially set for its US debut early next year and priced at 1.4 million dollars, the Pagani Huayra may just stay at the “American dream” level for now if the manufacturer and the NHTSA don’t find a way out.

As a reminder the new supercar from Pagani is powered by the Mercedes AMG M158 6.0 twin-turbo engine with 700 horsepower and can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 3.3 seconds, with a top speed of 230 mph.