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The Expensive Material Behind the Huayra's Incredible Speed

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The Expensive Material Behind the Huayra's Incredible Speed

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While much of the Pagani Huayra's speed comes down to innovative design, one material used in its Formula 1-inspired monocoque is crucial.

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Horacio Pagani took the world by storm in 1999 when his upstart company's first supercar, the Zonda, wowed both critics and car fans. But 15 years later, his customers have grown impatient for a new machine and have questioned whether this genius car designer's vision for greatness could be repeated. See how Pagani answers that question with his amazing follow-up act, the Huayra, a 730-horsepower, airplane-inspired work of art, with four computer-controlled aerodynamic flaps, a 238 mph top speed, and an asking price of just under $1.5 million.

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