Front-Engined Pagani Huayra Makes Aston Martin Jealous

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Imagine a V12 up front with a massive trunk for long trips.

It's no exaggeration to call the Pagani Huayra one of the best-looking cars in the world, but like most mid-engined cars, it's not exactly practical. Pagani does offer a matched luggage set, but with only small side pockets to store it, the Huayra limits how much you can bring along on a road trip. But what if the Huayra didn't mount its twin-turbocharged V12 engine in the middle? What if it was a front-engined GT car?

We doubt Horacio Pagani would ever attempt this, but popular YouTube rendering artist, Marouane Bembli (aka The Sketch Monkey), took a crack at it. Bembli defies convention by imagining what the Huayra would look like with its engine up front.

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The video opens with a brief lesson on how mid-engined cars are designed with their A-pillars much further forward than front-engined ones, keeping the space from the dash to the front axel relatively short. To push the Huayra's engine up to the front, The Sketch Monkey needs to drastically move the A-pillars back but doing so is more complicated than you may imagine.

If you only move the A-pillar around without adjusting any other details, it creates an awkward dip that needs to be filled in. There's also a matter of the air intakes, side mirrors, and other elements, which all need repositioning once the engine shifts to the front.

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TheSketchMonkey / YouTube

Working his usually rendering magic, The Sketch Monkey ends up penning a pretty stunning interpretation of a front-engined Pagani Huayra. We imagine that the end result would still pack a twin-turbo V12 producing over 700 horsepower, now with more trunk space and comfort for long trips. Rather than competing against the likes of the Koenigsegg and Lamborghini, this would go toe-to-toe with GT cars like the Aston Martin DBS and Ferrari 812 Superfast.

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TheSketchMonkey / YouTube

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