Stop what you're doing! Pagani set to announce their new hypercar tomorrow
Is it an early reveal for the Huayra R, or will it be something far more sinister?
Pagani are often said to be the maddest car firm in the world, and that's a very respectable title to earn in a world where the likes of Lamborghini and Koenigsegg are also vying for that same title. They define the bedroom wall poster, despite only having two official models on their roster (albeit, several hundred iterations of each), in the Zonda and the Huayra.
They've now officially retired the roadgoing versions of the Huayra, with the 100th example of its encore edition, the Roadster, being delivered to its loving new home last month. There's no time to rest for the Modenese firm, however, with their official Twitter account now announcing that a brand new model will be unveiled tomorrow, creating a shockwave among the motoring community:
The 15-second long teaser starts with a light blue coloured hatch that says CAUTION across it. Further inspection shows ''airflow sensor, handle with care'' in smaller text, right beneath that. This is the followed up by an analogue display of a speed readout that's been converted to Mach, because the car is stationed in an airplane. This is an obvious hint that whatever Pagani are announcing tomorrow will no doubt be able to travel at breakneck speeds. I wonder if it can beat a Euro Fighter Typhoon in a mile long drag race?
For those who don't know, Pagani have a tendency to gain inspiration for model names from the wind, perhaps the most suitable earthly element for a brand who's cars will happily sit at 230mph. Pagani have kept their cards close to their chest with this reveal, and the only other notable attainment from this teaser, based off the soundtrack, is that the car will have gas coursing through its every component.
The Huayra BC. Image credit: The Supercar Blog.
We do know that the Pagani Huayra R was set to debut in January, and that is one car that we do know a few things about. Not only will it be powered by a naturally-aspirated V12, that will produce somewhere in the region of 900bhp, but it will also appreciate being taken to its red-line of 9,500rpm, whenever the mood takes you there.
We also know that Pagani are working on a fully electric car, but that won't be with us until 2024 at the earliest. This certainly won't be the reveal, since the video clearly suggests that the car behind this announcement will utilise the few years we have left of the combustion engine. Whether it's an early announcement for the Huayra R, a car that will be similar to the Zonda of the same initial, or whether it's set to be a brand new model altogether, we don't know. The good thing is, we only have to wait until tomorrow to find out.