We doubt that the R stands for 'relaxed.'
Pagani has been around for a relatively short amount of time, yet the Italian manufacturer of exquisite exotica has been turning heads ever since it arrived on the scene. The Zonda was the car that really put the brand on the map, and there have been numerous special editions of that car since - even one revealed this year. This is despite it being effectively replaced by the Huayra, a masterpiece of design and detail. Much like the Zonda before it, numerous iterations of this car have been produced, one of which recently stolea lap record. Yet there's an even more hardcore variant coming soon, and it's called the Huayra R. Check out the video below from 37:04 for Mr. Pagani's announcement.
At this point, details are very scant, but if the Huayra R follows the example set by the Zonda R, then it will have a raucous soundtrack, ridiculous aero, and no chance of ever being legal on the street. What we can confirm is that the Huayra R will have a naturally aspirated engine that will be created specifically for this car. Considering that the Zonda R was too insane for most racetracks around the world, perhaps the Huayra R will be a little friendlier in terms of noise levels and will be usable on the street. Whatever transpires, we expect it to make the Huayra BC look and sound relatively tame.
While we love hearing news of new supercars, some have already criticized Pagani for building countless special editions of "old" cars, instead of developing something all-new. However, these online comments come from people who can't afford to buy the tires on a Pagani, let alone the whole car. We think that the Huayra R won't be shunned by the supercar buying public simply because it's an evolution of an existing car. Pagani knows what its actual customers want and wouldn't be building this if it thought the chances of success were low. So when do we get to see the new model? Horacio Pagani says we can expect to be blown away on November 12 at the Autostyle Design Competition.