The Pagani Huayra (pronounced why-rah) is an Italian mid-engined sports car produced by Pagani. Succeeding the company’s previous offering, the Zonda, it will cost £850,000 ($1,150,000) when it goes on sale in 2013. It is named after Huayra-tata, which means “God of the winds” in Quechua, the official language of the Inca Empire.
Mercedes-Benz’s AMG division provides the engine of the Huayra. The 5,980 cc, twin-turbo, 60° AMG M158 V12 is shared with the Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series, but has been modified at the request of Pagani to reduce turbo lag and improve response, realized with smaller turbos, a different intercooler configuration and re-programmed ECU settings.
Like many high-performance cars, the Huayra uses dry sump lubrication. This has several key benefits including guaranteeing oil flow even when the car is subjected to extreme lateral acceleration, preventing “oil surge” which allows the engine to operate more efficiently while the lack of an oil pan allows the engine mounted lower, lowering the car’s center of gravity and improving handling.
A water / oil heat exchanger reduces engine warm-up times on cold days and helps maintain a stable temperature for refrigerant and lubricant.
To minimize the use of pipes and fittings (and the overall weight of the vehicle), the expansion tank is mounted directly on the engine. Intercooler fins act as an expansion tank circuit at low temperatures. *
*All car info given from Pagani officials
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