Stop what you’re doing and listen to the new Pagani Huayra R, or more specifically, it’s naturally-aspirated, 6.0-litre V12 engine, which revs to an incredible 9,000rpm!

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While we’ll have to wait to see the new Pagani Huayra actually driven hard on track, the video above is how its engine sounds. The 838bhp, nautrally-aspirated 6.0-litre V12 engine was built from the ground up by none other than HWA AG, in other words, the same people that built the engine in the Mercedes CLK GTR and also reportedly had a hand in the engine seen in the Apollo IE hypercar. Other Pagani Huayra variations saw the marque use Mercedes-AMG twin-turbo V12 engines.

Pagani Huayra R

The car in which this engine was designed and built for is Pagani’s all-new track-only Huayra R, which follows in the footsteps of the predecessor, the Zonda R.

Rather than develop the regular Huayra into a track-only special, Pagani has reportedly built the car from the ground up, debuting a new chassis, aero package and of course, that V12 engine.

Pagani Huayra R

Officially, that engine weighs just 198kg and produces 838bhp at 8250rpm and 553lb ft of troque between 5500 and 8300rpm. It also revs to a colossal 9000rpm.

HWA also developed the bespoke six-speed sequential gearbox, transferring that power to the track.

Where the magic happens is in the acoustics department, with a bespoke Inconel system that was designed to extract the most performance and sound as possible. It would be fair in saying it’s nothing short of an f1-esque sound.

It’s worth noting now that the Pagani Huayra tips the scales at just 1050kg (dry weight), thanks to not having to comply with safety regulations of the road.

That bonkers, motorsport-tailored aero package helps the Huayra R to develop 1000kg of force at 199mph.

Prices start at £2.2m before taxes, with just 30 examples being built.

Tech Spec: Pagani Huayra R

Engine 6-litre naturally-aspirated V12, 9000rpm redline
Max power 838bhp @ 8250rpm, 553lb ft @ 5500 – 8300rpm
Transmission Six-speed sequential
Suspension Independent double wishbone with helical springs and electronically controlled active shock absorbers
Brakes Brembo CCM-R carbon ceramic discs; 410mm front, 390mm rear, six-piston calipers front and rear
Weight (dry) 1050kg
Power-to-weight 798bhp/ton


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