With 827 horsepower under pressure, the Huayra Imola pictured here is currently the most powerful Pagani ever made. According to a new report from TheSupercarBlog, the next Huayra R could deliver a lot more oomph even after removing the pair of turbochargers. Already confirmed to get a new naturally aspirated engine, the hottest Huayra of all is said to push over 900bhp without forced induction.
The engine in question is believed to be a new V12 built by AMG and developed in collaboration with HWA, the same people behind the Apollo Intensa Emozione (IE) bonkers. If you remember correctly, the V12 hypercar has a 6.3-liter unit with a monstrous 780 horsepower and 561 pound-feet (760 Newton-meters) of torque in a vehicle that weighs just 1250 kilograms (2756 pounds).
Coming back to the Huayra R, its engine would run above 9500 rpm and generate a “devilish” soundtrack. It’s unclear if the V12 engine has anything in common with the one used by the Apollo IE, but if it does, the power boost is impressive. Squeezing over 120bhp from a naturally aspirated mill that already produces 780bhp would be exceptional, and we hope those hefty numbers turn out to be true.
Considering that the Apollo IE is road legal and the Huayra R could become a track machine like the Zonda R before it, this would allow engineers to fully unleash the V12 without having to worry about emissions regulations. . That’s what Lamborghini Squadra Corse did with the 6.5-liter unit of the Aventador-based Essenza SCV12, unlocking an output of 830 horsepower.
If we’re talking about street-legal cars, the Ferrari 812 Superfast’s 6.5-liter V12 spews out 789 horsepower and could gain a few more prancing horsepower for that hot version that we’ve spied on multiple times. We must not forget the upcoming Aston Martin Valkyrie with its 6.5-liter V12 Cosworth producing 1000 horsepower.
As a reminder, Pagani announced that the Huayra R will premiere on November 12. We’ve lost count of how many versions the hypercar has received since its debut almost 10 years ago, but probably not as many as the Zonda. The Huayra is about as old as the aforementioned Aventador, and much like the raging V12 Bull, it shows no signs of slowing down to make way for a successor.
The Huayra is Pagani’s only model at the moment, with an SUV and / or sedan under consideration for the second half of the decade. The AMG biturbo V12 will remain in service until at least 2026, when a fully electric model is on the agenda. Meanwhile, the replacement for the Huayra will be available in 2022 with the powerful twelve-cylinder engine and the code name “C10”.