Mark Zuckerberg Reportedly Buys Pagani Huayra

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He's only 30 years old yet he's worth about $30 billion thanks to Facebook, the social networking service co-founded with his college roommates back in February 2004. 10 years after he made it big, Mark Zuckerberg is bound to be one of the first American customers of the exclusive Pagani Huayra hypercar.
After a whole lot of struggling with specific U.S. vehicle import regulations, the Italian manufacturer finally launched the Pagani brand in North America. Horacio Pagani, CEO and chief designer at Pagani Automobili, has high expectations from this market, estimating that 40 percent of the Huayra's production run will be imported to the United States of America and Canada.

Six dealers have been already announced, with two of them located in sunny California. Coincidentally, this is the same state where one might find Facebook's headquarters, located on 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park. Mark Zuckerberg has been spotted driving mostly average cars such as a Honda Fit, Acura TSX and a VW Golf GTI, but certain reports claim that the social networking mogul's garage will see the addition of an all-new Huayra.

The difference between a Golf GTI and an Italian exotica such as the Pagani Huayra is sky-high, yet we can't blame Mark for dropping a hefty deposit on this wicked machine. It's mostly made out of carbon fiber, handbuilt with pride in the Province of Modena, it's got jetlike active aerodynamics and a 730 horsepower 6-liter V12 twin-turbo AMG mill mounted in the middle. Retailing at a bit over $1.3 million in its most basic trim level, the Huayra is capable of hitting 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 231 mph.

Careful with those nasty speed bumps, ok? It'd be a shame to scrape the Huayra's carbon fiber under tray.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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