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Huayra's Mythical Video Reveals Amazing Air Brakes in Action

Pagani has finally shown the Huayra in motion, carving up some sunny European roads to the tune of its V12 and a moving soundtrack. Whether you are into ancient gods or not, this will still be 2 minutes and 25 seconds of pure automotive pleasure.

Pagani has included a bit of background information on the unusual name of the car that is fitting for the company’s new, but sometimes not so palatable, aesthetic direction. And in any case, introducing an expensive supercar like this requires the illusion of myth and mystery.

Getting back to the car, at about the 2 minute mark in the video, we spot a set front-mounted air brakes in action. With comments like “Whoa? It has nose airbrakes!” it becomes clear that they were revealed for the first time on video.

Arguably one of the most anticipated cars of the year, the Pagani Huayra made its debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Though strange in appearance at first, the supercar is beginning to win everyone over with its more refined looks and breathtaking performance.

Moving past its bottom-feeder fish front end, we see a pretty serious commitment to bold styling in the gullwing doors, slats, flares, sweeps and strakes, all of which should come in handy in keeping as much of the AMG twin-turbo V12’s power on the road.

Over 700 horsepower and around 740 lb-ft of torque will be sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Couple that with a chassis that makes ample use of carbon fiber, and you have the formula for a true ancient god of the wind.

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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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