Pagani Automobili SpA is showing off a carbon fiber-covered Huayra to see at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, and the Italian company has announced it is ramping up production of the Huayra with over 85 confirmed orders for the hyper-car.
We are very enthusiastic about the public's reception of the newborn Pagani Huayra. It has always been our intent to unite art and technology, and our customers and car enthusiasts were able to see these values that accompany us every day in the Huayra. All this is further confirmation of our approach to combine art and science by the means of meticulous research, Horacio Pagani, founder and CEO of Pagani, said in his announcement.
Pagani appears to have used carbon fiber to construct every single piece of the Huayra Carbon Fiber edition out of just that, carbon fiber. How the likely weight reductions from the extensive carbon fiber use will affect the new Huayra remains to be seen, but in all likelihood it will improve the car's overall performance through weight reduction below the standard Huayra's 2,976 lbs.
The new Huayra Carbon Fiber still boasts the exceptional 700 horsepower 6 liter V12 from the standard Huayra, whose top speed is a speculated 230 mph. The standard Huayra, which goes on sale in the U.S. in 2013, will cost approximately $1.1 million. Starting from there, that means that Pagani is looking at somewhere on the order of $93 million from 85 confirmed orders.
Pagani is expanding their network of dealerships, adding locations Chile, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the United Kingdom and three in the United States. To meet increased demand from new markets, the company also plans to expand their production facilities and R&D operation. Pagani will also be opening a new laboratory for advanced composites work. Altogether, the company expects to increase factory surface space by 40 percent and to complete the expansion in 2012.
The first 25 Huayras will roll out in 2012, beginning in April, and will be available to European and Asian customers. Another 40 cars will follow in 2013 when the Huayra will become available in the United States.