Pagani Huayra vs Ferrari F12 on the Track

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Two of the most desirable cars on the road lock horns at the Autodromo di Modena, just down the road from where they're each made.

German publication Sport Auto's test driver Chritian Gebhardt recently had the pleasure of driving both the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta and Pagani Huayra on the track, giving us a chance to see both Top Gear's top supercar and hypercar of 2012 side by side for the first time. There's over a million dollars separating these Italian-built supercars, thanks largely to Pagani's liberal use of carbon fiber and titanium, yet they share similar levels of performance, and equally beautiful, if not very different, body styles.

The Huayra runs an AMG-built 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 engine, good for 700 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque that translates to a 0-60 time of 3.3 seconds and a top speed of 230 mph. While Ferrari's flagship is powered by a naturally-aspirated 6.3-liter V12 with 729 hp and 509 lb-ft of torque, it manages 0-60 in 3.1 secs and can reach 211 mph flat out.

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