The Pagani Huayra is edging closer to production. While we’ve seen Pagani’s latest effort uncovered and in the flesh before, it has never been spotted out in the wild. Or at least that was true until now. A GT Spirit reader recently caught an uncovered Huayra test mule proudly wearing Michigan manufacturer’s plates testing in Denver, Colo.
The 2012 Pagani Huayra spotted by testing by a GT Spirit is believed to be the first Pagani ever in the United States. Pagani’s last effort, the Zonda, failed to meet U.S. crash and emissions standards and so it wasn’t sold here. The new Huayra with its AMG-sourced 700-plus horsepower twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V-12 not only meets U.S. crash standards, but emission standards as well. That means we’ll be seeing the new Huayra in dealers come this time next year. Those dealers by the way, are both on the West Coast, in Los Angeles and San Francisco, respectively. There will more than likely be at least one East Coast-based dealer by the time the Huayra rolls out.
GT Spirit contacted Pagani for more details about the spied Huayra and Pagani said it was a test mule currently being tested by AMG in the “hot weather conditions” of Denver, Colo. That explanation would make sense, especially since GT Spirit also reported that the Huayra was spotted with eight Mercedes-Benz AMG models in tow.
For the 2012 Pagani Huayra spy photos check out GT Spirit at the link below.
Source: GT Spirit