Video: Pagani Huayra review by Autocar shows its drift ability

The international press launch of the new Pagani Huayra took place in the Italian alps a couple of weeks ago, with various big-name publications along for a drive. Autocar was one of them and it has provided a pretty awesome video showing us all how the twin-turbo beast goes.

The Pagani Huayra is the Italian company’s newest hypercar. It replaces the famously outrageous Pagani Zonda, carrying over a similar very low profile cabin structure and the trademark quad-outlet exhaust tips.

Behind the cabin sits an AMG-developed 6.0-litre twin-turbo V12 producing a whopping 530kW of power and 1000Nm of torque. Thanks to a mostly carbon fibre construction, the Huayra tips the scales at just 1350kg (dry weight). This enables to car to sprint from 0-100km/h in 3.3 seconds, with a top speed of over 370km/h. It’s bonkers.

Despite featuring a big mid-mounted V12 engine, Pagani has manged to give the Huayra a 50:50 weight distribution. As you can see in the video below, the car seems to be very controllable, even with that mind-bending power figure.

Click play on the video below to see how this all translates out on the road. You’ve got to love the sound of those turbochargers.

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Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.