Is Pagani’s Huayra R the most extreme hypercar in the world? Only 30 editions of this super-light, retro-inspired track car will ever be produced

Pagani Automobili presented the Huayra R – at San Cesario sul Panaro, Italy, on March 18. Photo: handout

Horacio Pagani has done it again. The Italian supercar maestro presented perhaps the most extreme hypercar the world has seen – made exclusively for the track – at San Cesario sul Panaro on March 18.

The Pagani V12-R engine is the beating heart of the Huayra R. Photo: Pagani

Loyal to the company’s renowned craftsmanship, the sleek new motor embodies purity, passion and intensity, combining the highest level of automotive engineering and aerodynamic know-how with unprecedented aesthetic sensitivity, in an exercise of style that represents the full expression of Pagani Automobili’s technological development. The Pagani V12-R – the beating heart of the Huayra R – is a 12-cylinder, six-litre, naturally aspirated racing engine that delivers 850 horsepower (625kW) at 825 rpm and maximum torque of 750Nm.

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Only 30 editions of the Pagani Huayra R will be made. Photo: Pagani

Every line and surface of the Huayra R is designed to provide the driver a pure experience on the racetrack. Limited to just 30 examples, the Huayra R comes with the Arte in Pista package, allowing the owner to experience full immersion in the Pagani world, such as racing at personalised race events around the globe.

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  • The specs speak for themselves: the Pagani V12-R is a 12-cylinder, six-litre, naturally aspirated racing engine that delivers 850 horsepower
  • But it’s about more than brute power and new tech: visionary boss Horacio Pagani has looked to decades past to inspire a futuristic thing of beauty