We have the first of the official photos of the new Pagani Huayra – a week before the Zonda’s replacement is revealed.
Some of you may have seen the magazine scan over at Teamspeed earlier today showing the new Pagani Huayra. Many who have seen the scan have wondered if it is real. It is. As you can see from the photo above.
We’ve had the photo for a while, but didn’t want to run it and break a confidence. But now the Huayra has already been revealed it makes sense to publish the actual photo we were sent. And we do tend to agree with the concensus after the Teamspeed photo ran this morning – the Huayra seems a bit of a let-down.
Where the Zonda was original – even if it was almost a caricature of a supercar – the Huayra is almost generic. There’s a whiff of the Mercedes Gullwing about the doors; a dose of earlier Lamborghini in the nose and a hefty smattering of Ferrari 458 at the back (yes, we have more photos but can’t publish them – yet).
Maybe the Huayra will grow on us. Maybe it looks better in the flesh (no, we haven’t seen the actual car). But when you consider the underwhelming design of the Huayra and the problems we know Pagani are having with both the Huayra shakedown and its production, things aren’t looking brilliant for Pagani.
Let’s hope it all turns out better than it looks.