Million Dollar Baby, Pagani Huayra, will be sold in U.S.

James Raia

Pagani, the niche Italian carmaker founded about 20 years ago, will sell the Huarya, its new more than $1 million sports car, in the United States later this year through a dealer network.

The Zonda, Pagani’s current model, is a perennial favorite for enthusiasts interested in top-speed and brute-power. But it’s not available in the United States.Million Dollar Baby, Pagani Huayra, will be sold in U.S. 1

Pagani, based in San Cesario sul Panaro, near Modena, Italy, builds about 40 cars per year, and hopes to sell five of its new Huayra model in the U.S. this year.

Named after Huayra Tata, an ancient God of wind, the Huayra has a six-liter, 12-cylinder engine with two turbochargers built by Mercedes-Benz’s AMG.

The engine breathes through a pair of air intakes behind the occupants that the company describes as “a tribute to the supersonic aircraft of the late 1950s and 1960s.” They were designed to allow air into the engine without unnecessarily disturbing aerodynamics.

The Huayra is scheduled to make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

Article Last Updated: February 15, 2011.

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