15-year old boy from Taiwan gets a Pagani Huayra as a birthday present

Article by Christian A., on August 20, 2014

The first Pagani Huayra has just been delivered in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, but it appears that the vehicle will not be driven, at least for now. No, it is not broken but the person who received the supercar is actually a 15 years old boy and he doesn’t have a driving license.

Still, the vehicle will already receive some modifications as Innotech Performance Exhaust will install a custom exhaust system on the stunning yellow Huayra.

For those who don’t know, the Pagani Huayra was introduced in 2011 and it is powered by a Mercedes-AMG M158 V12 twin-turbo engine that produces 730 hp and 1,000 Nm of torque.

As expected, the Huayra doesn’t come cheap as the base price is 1,056,000 euros but if you want optional stuff the price is increased dramatically. As a result, the optional body work paint (only for layout 1) costs 29,000 euros while the plus body work paint costs 39,500 euros.

If you want a full carbon bodywork you will pay 112,500 euros, while the two-tone body work (paint and carbon fiber inserts) cost 59,500 euros. A custom 7-piece luggage set is priced at 15,000 euros.

A rear view camera costs a hefty 5,000 euros but if you want rear parking sensors you have to add 1,500 euros. Zonda R style wheels are priced at 5,900 euros but if you want them painted in gold, black, liquid silver you will add 3,500 euros.

Custom brake caliper colour increases the price by 3,750 euros but if you also want a front splitter you will have to pay 900 euros. Extended stone chip guard costs 4,500 euros. So, the car doesn’t come cheap and you have to be a millionaire to afford one!

The Pagani Huayra regards the wing as its aerodynamic concept. The Huayra could modify the wing’s attributes by adjusting the front ride height -- which can be done dynamically -- and by varying the four control flaps on each of its four corners. Pagani aimed to give the Huayra a neutral vehicle behavior in any condition while controlling body roll through aerodynamic approaches. Both the ABS and the ECU sends information – regarding the Huayra’s speed, lateral acceleration, yaw rate, throttle position and steering angle -- to a dedicated control unit that controls the behavior of the flaps.

Pagani’s wing system for the Huayra could enhance aerodynamic efficiency in various driving conditions in which a low coefficient of drag value is not the decisive element factor. For instance, the system raises the rear flaps and the front suspension during braking to offset the weight transfer while balancing the weight distribution between front and rear axles. This configuration allows the new Pagani Huayra to better employ its rear brake force.

Designers made sure that the design of the new Huayra allows clean flow of air over its body. The two engine air intakes positioned behind the occupants’ shoulders are shaped to be similar to the supersonic aircraft of the late 1950s and 1960s. This shape also allows the motor to breathe without having to disrupt the flow. Meanwhile, the air intake for the transmission radiator is placed between the engine bay window and the carbon clamshell of the rear bonnet. This layout allows the air to flow smoothly to the radiator without seriously affecting aerodynamic drag. This eliminated the need for a rear wing, which has been replaced by the movable flaps.

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