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2015's Top Ten Tech Cars: Pagani Huayra

Video: JJ Automotive Walkarounds Horacio Pagani is a throwback to the era of Henry J. Kaiser and Preston Tucker, when a visionary could start a car company on little more than brilliance and good connections. And like Kaiser and Tucker, the Argentina-born former Lamborghini engineer builds cars like no one else. As an object lesson, consider the Huayra (WHY-ra ), a 537-kilowatt (720-horsepower) gull-winged, carbon-fiber goddess that makes many supercars seem like mass-market commoners. The Huayra has Bugatti-like exclusivity and value: Barely 40 units a year are being built to order at a price that can top US $1.8 million. Nevertheless, and happily enough, Pagani let me test one at the Monticello Motor Club in upstate New York. Note to self: Do not run this Fabergé-rare beauty into the nearest wall. Price: US $1.5–$1.8 million Power train: 537-kW (720-hp) 6.0-L twin-turbo ...

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