American buyers will have to wait a little longer to get Pagani's new supercar in their driveways.
Have you been waiting to get your hands on the new Pagani Huayra? Then you're the kind of person we'd like to know. Also, we have good news for you, because the arrival of Pagani's new supercar on American shores is less than a year away. Although the Huayra, named after a South American deity, was presented in the US at Pebble Beach the last two years running, it has taken longer than expected to get the necessary EPA and CARB regulatory certification without which it cannot be deemed street-legal.
In short, the Huayra was not exempt from having air bags, so these have now been fitted. "The welcome we have received by the American audience and car enthusiasts in 2011," noted Horacio Pagani at Pebble this year, "made us eager to return in 2012 with an even stronger presence and we cannot wait to see the first US-spec Pagani Huayras on North American soil in mid-2013." Numbers will be very limited and slots are already filling up fast for the Huayra, which is expected to be priced at around $1.4 million.
For that you get an AMG twin-turbo V12, good for 700 hp and 811 lb-ft of torque, wrapped in an aerodynamic body built with advanced materials, inspired by jet fighters and designed to copy the pattern of flowing wind. Interested parties should contact Auto Gallery of Beverly Hills or British Motor Cars of San Francisco, who are Pagani's official US dealerships.