One of these painted Paganis could be the new Huayra R.
The Pagani Huayra debuted in 2012 as a successor to the Zonda. And just like is predecessor, there have been multiple variants of the Huayra including the ballistic Huayra BC, which packs a 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 producing 745 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque. Impressively, the Huayra Roadster BC recently set a lap record at Spa. If the Huayra BC doesn't already sound extreme enough, Pagani is preparing to unleash a new, even more hardcore model called the Huayra R.
Ahead of its reveal, Pagani has enlisted three prominent Argentinian artists, Alfredo De la María, Jorge Ferreyra Basso and Jose Maria Villafuerte, to illustrate the past, present and future of Pagani hypercars with unique painting techniques and perspectives.
According to Pagani, each car is "depicted in the form of common passion, pure aesthetics, technological couture or as a tribute to Italy." Each image will be used on the official 2021 Pagani calendar.
"We have transformed our calendar into a timeless masterpiece. I have always had the highest regard for the work of De la Maria, Ferreyra Basso and Villafuerte. For us, the 2021 Calendar project was a special occasion since it gave us the chance to visually convey our values through a very interesting and expressive genre of painting. We decided against the usual collector item and opted for an idea that went beyond the simple calendar. In other words, something able to transmit emotion and provide unforgettable thrills, just as our cars do," said Horacio Pagani, Founder & Chief Designer at Pagani.
Since Pagani says the calendar represents the company's the future as well as the past and present, there's a good chance the Huayra R is hiding in plain sight in one of the paintings.
Our best guess is the car finished in black with a new red and white striped livery. It also appears to have a more aggressive front end than the Huayra BC. Reports claim the new Huayra R will be powered by a naturally aspirated V12 producing over 900 horsepower, making it even more powerful than the Huayra Imola. Like the Zonda R before it, the Huayra R could also be track-only, but we'll find out when the hypercar debuts in January 2021.