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Pagani To Build Huayra Roadster and Possible 'Entry Level' Model

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On: Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 4:58PM | By: Chris Weiss


Pagani To Build Huayra Roadster and Possible 'Entry Level' Model

Well, here's some good news straight from the top of the Pagani food chain. Horacio Pagani confirmed that his supercar company plans to build a Huayra convertible within the next couple years. According to its founder, the company is also considering an entry level model. When your current car slots in at well over a million dollars, we're not sure how "entry level" we're talking, but it's just good to know that more Paganis are [potentially] on the horizon. 

Pagani discussed the new offerings with Autoblog Argentina recently. He said that the Pagani Roadster is being developed for release in about three years, meaning we should see it in 2013 or 2014.

Obviously, it's way too early to say how the Huayra's looks will change to accommodate the loss of the top, but the model should share the Mercedes AMG 6.0-liter V12 engine with its hard-headed brother. And with an estimated 230-mph of speed in coupe form, the Huayra roadster should still be plenty fast. It will, however, lose the gullwing doors, a feature that we've become mighty fond of.

As to the entry level model, the supercar maker is considering it, but has yet to make a final decision.

Pagani also did some talking about his current model and copped to the fact that "Huayra" wasn't even his first choice of names. The "Huayra" name has drawn some question and criticism—from those that can even manage to say it—due to the fact that it's difficult to pronounce and not exactly a powerful, catchy supercar name. Horacio Pagani preferred the name "Da Vinci"—which we would have loved for its simplicity and familiarity—but due to trademarks on that name, he went with Huayra when a marketing firm suggested it. It's interesting that "Dues Venti"—a name that was used in Pagani's truncated teaser campaign and bears a close resemblance to Da Vinci—didn't end up getting the green light.


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