It’s been a couple of months since we last heard about Pagani’s upcoming Huayra ‘Dragon’, a limited version of the mid-engined hypercar that’s expected to be even more extreme than the already pretty hardcore Huayra BC.
The company has apparently started testing the new Huayra on track, with a camouflaged test mule spotted by 19Bozzy92 doing some hot laps at the Franciacorta circuit in Italy.
Pagani’s latest project is reportedly going to adopt the ‘Dragon’ nameplate, with the boutique manufacturer said to produce just five examples once the production of the Huayra Roadster is finished, with the first car having reportedly been commissioned by the TopCar Design tuning company.
The new Italian hypercar will continue using the AMG-sourced biturbo V12, which in the case of the Huayra BC produces 745 hp and 811 lb-ft (1100 Nm) of torque that are sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed single-clutch paddle-shift transmission.
If the reports about the ‘Dragon’ sitting higher in the Pagani food chain than the BC are true, then it’s safe to expect a bit more power than that.
The extreme Huayra will distinguish itself thanks to its even more aggressive bodywork that includes a bigger roof air scoop, a deeper front splitter and side sills, a different but still massive wing and a ridiculously wide rear diffuser that looks like it’s been borrowed straight from a Le Mans racer.