Pagani releases Huayra Dinastia Limited Edition, inspired by Chinese culture

Article by Christian A., on November 7, 2014

Pagani China Automotive Ltd. (PCAL) announced a very limited edition of the Huayra called Dinastia. Only three vehicles will be produced and each will celebrate the official establishment of PCAL in China, Macau and Taiwan. Moreover, the vehicles feature three different dragons, the Baxia, Chiwen and Yazi. Baxia is the dragon that floats in the water and this special edition Huayra features blue carbon.

Yazis is the dragon born like a warrior, wearing a golden armour, while the special Huayra gets gold carbon. Chiven is the dragon that causes rain and protect people from fire and the special Huayra gets red carbon.

Compared with the standard version, the Huayra Dinastia arrives with an extended front lip spoiler, small side blade, a rear fin, a new rear diffuser with new fins and a new stop light, similar to the one seen on the Formula 1 cars.

Under the hood, there is the same 6.0-liter V12 engine rated at 730 hp and 1,000 Nm of torque. This engine pushes the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.3 seconds, while top speed is 370 km/h or 230 mph. There are no details regarding the pricing, but don't expect it to be cheap!

The wing, as the aerodynamic concept of the Pagani Huayra, is what determines the behavior of the vehicle as driven. The attributes of this wing could be tweaked by varying the front ride height, and by adjusting the four control flaps on each of the four corners.

The goal of this wing is to give the Huayra – through aerodynamic means -- a neutral vehicle behavior in any condition while controlling body roll. A dedicated control unit receives vital information – like vehicle speed, lateral acceleration, yaw rate, steering angle as well as throttle position -- from the ABS and ECU. These bits of information help the dedicated control unit to manage the behavior of the flaps.

The system is designed to enhance aerodynamic efficiency in a wide array of driving conditions, in which a low drag coefficient is not the deciding trait. For instance, the system raises the rear flaps and the front suspension during braking to offset the weight transfer and then balance the weight distribution between front and rear axles. This process allows the new Huayra to better employ the rear brake force.

In penning the looks of the new Pagani Huayra, designers aimed to ensure clean airflow over its body. While the two engine air intakes behind the occupants shoulders are shaped to evoke supersonic aircraft of the late 1950s and 1960s, their main functions are to enable motor breath without disrupting airflow.

Designers placed the intake for the gearbox radiator between the engine bay window and the carbon clamshell of the rear bonnet, resulting to outstanding airflow to the radiator without negatively affecting aerodynamic drag. Thanks to this configuration, designers were able to do away with a rear wing, and replaced it with movable flaps.

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