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Thursday, May 12, 2016

New Pagani Huayra Aerodynamics Package Costs a Stupid Amount of Money


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If you own a Pagani Huayra, chances are how much something costs has very little to do with the decision of whether or not you will buy it. I have to point that out right of the bat, because to most people, spending 180,000 American dollars on an upgrade package would seem absolutely insane. However, for people that own a car that costs over a million dollars to begin with, sinking another $181k into it ain’t no thang.
In exchange for a sum of money that would get you a brand new (and nicely equipped) Porsche 911 Turbo or Nissan GT-R, you can make your boring Pagani Huayra into the exciting Pagani Huayra Tempesta.

 Officially named “Pacchetto Tempesta”, the performance pack adds aerodynamic improvements in the form of a larger front splitter and rear diffuser, as well as larger, lighter wheels. The new shoes are forged out of aeronautical grade aluminum alloy, and save 1.1 kg’s per wheel up front, and 2.5 kg’s per wheel out back.

To better handle the higher downforce applied by the improved aero, suspension tweaks are included with the package as well. Four way adjustable Ohlins shock absorbers were developed just for the Huayra, and I have a sneaking suspicion that they do a bit more than just give the car a tight looking stance when parked.
RELATED: See Photos Of The 2016 Pagani Huayra Tempesta

You might be expecting me to close with a bit about how the Tempesta pack gives the Huayra a modest bump in power. Well, I’m sorry to disappoint you, but not only is there no power bump, there’s no powertrain upgrade of any kind.

 The 6.3-liter twin-turbo V12 still puts out the same 730-horsepower, as it normally does, but with improved aero, a tighter suspension, and lighter wheels, performance will surely improve by a marginal amount.

Will you be able to tell the difference from the driver’s seat? Probably not, I’ll make one more safe assumption about Huayra owners, they won’t care. For them it’s all about having the best of the best, and the Pagani Huayra Tempesta definitely qualifies as such.