How would you like to be the first guy who tested the third Huayra prototype for its speed abilities? We bet there’s no one who would say no to something like that, especially when the car goes with 350 km/hour speed. Davide Testi, the chief test pilot of Pagani performs such tests for a living. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to see the pictures, as other Stuttgart automaker was also testing it’s vehicle and has banned every camera that exist today. It’s good that there are cameras that can be hidden in your pocket, otherwise even these tiny bits of information you have today would not exist.
Just after arriving on the 19-km track Testi starts the car. Its speedometer shows km/hours, and our magic number is 354 km/h. That’s why the tests exist in the first place. After three seconds the speedometer already shows 100 km/hour, but Huayra is just warming up. It already went through 483.000 of km during tests, but that doesn’t feel. Other thing you don’t feel is how the speedometer arrow goes to 200 km/hour.
Any electric hatchback would not even get the 100 km for this time. Just as you think the speed is not that scary, Davide Testi abruptly turns left. It’s not surprising that your face smashes into the side window, but you don’t even notice that. You think you’re going to space, but the driver knows exactly what he does – he warms up the tires. After that the arrow gets closer to 300 km/hour mark. The acceleration is beyond real, the car weights 1350 kg, and that is lighter than Veyron. The twin-turbo V12 gives you 750 hp of capacity. The numbers themselves are impressive, but Huayra feels unreal. However, the energy that moves the car comes very smoothly.
Company’s CEO, Horacio Pagani, is convinced that AMG engine can’t get you immense power when you equip it with a pair of turbines of a pumpkin size. You can’t give up the performance and dynamics, that’s why he gave his team a task of transforming AMG engine into something more special. Seems like Pagani’s engineers performed this task on highest level.