Although the Huayra was first introduced as a product in the distant 2011 and its successor, the equally transcendent Utopia was introduced in 2022 the niche category it belongs to and what it offers extends its lifespan into perpetuity with Pagani once again taking care to reinforce this the impression, presenting a new version of its relatively recent open version exclusively destined for the racing fields.
The Huayra Evo R version is part of Pagani's “Arte in Pista” program which is simply an internal league between owners of the model who wish to test the capabilities of their acquisition in a track environment. In general, this particular version is not legal for use on the public road network and despite the price which, although it has not been announced, is expected to reach three and a half million euros.
Track-oriented, this version adopts the design of the Huayra Codalunga in terms of the rear section with the not-so-discreet spoiler, which is claimed to increase downforce production by 45% while optimizing aerodynamics yield by 20%. It should be noted that given that it is essentially the open model, the absence of a roof plays its own role in the production of vertical force as, based on the calculations of the Italian brand, it increases by 5% precisely because of this specific feature.
The focus of the build remains the 6.0-liter V12 sourced from Mercedes-AMG, but in this case with the care of HWA AG, which, it should be noted, is responsible for an ongoing, limited-production revival of the Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5- 16 Evo, has increased its power. In particular, the naturally aspirated engine now produces 900 hp and 770 Nm of torque, power which is transmitted exclusively to the rear wheels with the help of a six-speed manual gearbox.
Upgrades have also been made to the chassis with the Evo R's suspension gaining a third hydraulically controlled shock absorber which combined with the forged aluminum double wishbone arrangement and electronically controlled shock absorbers guarantees optimal precision according to Pagani. The puzzle completes an upgraded braking system which consists of carbon ceramic ventilated disc brakes in combination with specially made pads which have been designed specifically for the needs of driving on a track, ensuring greater resistance to wear and high temperatures.
Overall, Pagani notes for the new racing specification version of the Huayra that the above changes make it on a par with modern Le Mans Prototype 2 racers in terms of performance on offer.