If you cast your minds back to February this year, you may recall an entertaining video of Chris Harris behind the wheel of a McLaren 12C promoting GRID 2. Well, now the second part from that video has been released, with the latest involving Chris Harris drifting the insane Pagani Huayra on the track in some truly unforgettable scenes for any petrolhead!
At the heart of the Pagani Huayra is the M158 twelve-cylinder biturbo engine sourced through AMG. This is a new unit developed together with the German engineers at Affolterbach to meet Pagani’s specific needs in terms of technical specification and quality. A lot has been said about the new engine choice. Many Pagani fans wanted to see a naturally aspirated V12 in the Huayra. They wanted to retain the passion and sound of the Zonda’s outgoing M120 unit. The inclusion of the biturbo system has changed the cars character dramatically. However, it’s a change that has been forced through the discontinuation of the aging M120 unit.
From 6.0 liters AMG managed to extract an astonishing 720hp and 1,000Nm of maximum torque. The power is converted to the rear wheels through a transverse sequential seven-speed gearbox with a dual plate clutch in favor over a dual-clutch system which is uniquely positioned low in the center of the car to reduce centre of gravity. Alone, this saves 70kg of weight.