Hardcore Pagani Huayra Spied Track Testing with Huge Wing, Expected at Geneva 2016

Pagani is getting closer and closer to introducing the spicier version of its Huayra, with the hypercar having been spied recently during a track testing episode.
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The beefed-up Huayra was caught on camera during a stint on the San Martino del Lago racetrack, in Italy.

The location shouldn’t come as a surprise, since the circuit is less than one and a half hour drive away from Pagani’s headquarters, in San Cesario sul Panaro. The Italians have upgraded their workshop with a new, state-of-the-art factory entering service last month.

We may sound repetitive here, but the car itself isn’t unexpected either. With the 100-unit production run of the standard Huayra having been already allocated, the time has come for Pagani to look ahead.

Moreover, higher volume models such as the Ferrari F12berlinetta of the Aventador Superveloce now top the Huayra’s 720 hp, challenging its hypercar status.

Pagani’s new factory will help the company build the extra-fast Huayra spied here, as well as the Huayra Roadster. While the open-top version will be limited to 100 examples, just like the coupe, the spied model will only be offered to 20 lucky customers, all of whom must be Huayra clients in order to be eligible for the purchase.

A previous spyshot series showed a Huayra prototype wearing serious electric hardware, which led to rumors about a hybrid development. While we haven’t heard anything new on that topic, the AMG-developed heart of the Huayra is expected to be taken past the 800 hp milestone. Given the twin-turbo setup of the powerplant, Affalterbach engineers shouldn’t have a hard time completing such a task.

Speaking of Huayra's power, we'll remind you that Brabus, Mercedes-Benz's favorite tuner, has declined a customer's request to take the standard Huayra to 900 hp.

While the machine has been tentatively named Huayra Nurburgring Edition or Huayra R, we expect at least the latter to be far from the truth. Don’t let that massive aero package trick you, this won’t be a track-only fantasy such as the Zonda R.

Oh, and in case you’re curious about those QR codes on the camouflage, Pagani’s trolling is limited, as they only say “to be continued” when scanned. We should get to the diffuser-fitted bottom of this at the Geneva Motor Show next spring.

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