Forget November. It was fake news.
First things first: there's a new Pagani Huayra coming relatively soon. What is it? The Huayra R, a supposedly even more extreme version of the already potent, Italian-built hypercar. Horacio Pagani himself confirmed the Huayra R's existence in a recent video interview and all we really know about is that it's expected to be powered by a naturally aspirated V12 engine instead of the 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 which, in its most recent form in the Huayra Imola, produces 827 horsepower and 811 lb-ft of torque. Like all past Paganis, including the iconic Zonda, AMG is the engine provider. So, when will the Huayra R arrive?
Previous reports claimed a November 12 reveal date, but CarBuzz can now confirm this is not true.
We reached out to Pagani seeking comment and a spokeswoman stated the following: "A possible unveiling of the Huayra R in November is fake news. The official presentation won't take place before the end of January 2021." When pressed further, Pagani confirmed the Huayra R will be revealed "sometime" in January 2021.
The spokesperson refused to comment on any other Huayra R-related topics, such as engine output and whether or not it'll be track-only like the Zonda R. But what was interesting about the Zonda R was that it previewed several new technologies found in the Huayra, which debuted back in 2012. The very existence of the Huayra R indicates that its successor isn't too far out.
Previous reports indicated that a 2021 reveal is likely, though this could change given the state of the world today. Another report also claimed this new Pagani, which won't be an all-electric hypercar (that will come by 2025), will have a manual transmission option. The Huayra, by contrast, has just one gearbox option, a seven-speed automatic. A dual-clutch was deemed as being too heavy.
But again, we want to reiterate everything written about the Huayra's successor, codenamed C10, is mostly speculation. Everything will be revealed in good time. For now, we can look forward to what could be the final iteration of the Huayra, the Huayra R, this January.