Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Hot Wheels - Pagani Huayra



Recently I was lucky enough to suddenly found this model and without any doubt I grabbed it the moment I saw it. Pagani Huayra is the replacement model to the magnificent Pagani Zonda produced by the Italian car makers called Pagani.

According to Wikipedia:


The Pagani Huayra (pronounced: wai-rah) is an Italian mid-engined sports car produced by Pagani. Succeeding the company's previous offering, the Zonda, it will cost £849,000[1] ($1,300,000). It is named after Huayra-tata, which means "God of the winds" in Quechua, the official language of the Inca Empire.

The Huayra uses a twin-turbo Mercedes-AMG 60° V-12 engine. The Huayra's 6.0-litre engine, the M158, produces 730 metric horsepower (720 bhp (539 kW)) and 1,000 N·m (740 lb·ft) of torque. Its top speed is about 231 mph (372 km/h) and it has a 0–60 miles per hour (0–97 km/h) time of 3.3 seconds. Using Pirelli tires, the Pagani Huayra is capable of withstanding 1.66 g of lateral acceleration at speeds of up to 230 mph (370 km/h).

The Pagani Huayra uses a seven-speed sequential gearbox and a single disc clutch. The choice not to use a dual-clutch in oil bath was because it would lead to an increase in weight of over 70 kg (154 lb), negating the advantage of the ability of such transmissions to change gears faster. As a result, the entire transmission of the Pagani Huayra weighs 96 kg (210 lb).

The car is equipped with bespoke Brembo brake calipers, rotors and pads. The calipers are 6-piston in front and 4-piston in the rear. The rotors are drilled carbon ceramic, 380 mm (15.0 in) in diameter and 34 mm (1.3 in) thick. There are also four independent flaps which can act as air brakes or produce downforce.

Mercedes-Benz's AMG division provides the engine of the Huayra. The 5,980 cc, twin-turbo, 60° AMG M158 V12, has been designed at the request of Pagani to reduce turbo lag and improve response, realized with smaller turbos, a different intercooler configuration and re-programmed ECU settings.



The casting is quite good while the painting finishing and exterior detailing is surprisingly good.



Even the wheel design is very very good looking as well - I love it!!!



The sealed interior is as it is, not much we can say but it seems decent for this scale;



We can see a bit of engine details on this part - not a big deal but still quite a well done result from Hot Wheels;



And the exterior detailing on the rear is just great, again I love it!!!



Overall, its not everyday I could see Hot Wheels produce a highly interesting result on their 1/64 scale die cast model like this one but on this particular model, I think Hot Wheels have done a tremendous job and I personally think one of the best so far I got from Hot Wheels, no doubt about it - it's not perfect but for such scale I think this is simply lovely!!!



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2 comments:

  1. i have seen this Huayra in the pegs of the local department stores but it didn’t caught my attention, maybe because this particular design/brand is not so appealing for me, but now looking at your pictures, i must say that this model is outstanding for the standards of the Hot Wheels’ regular lines and more realistic than other models previously published, also the candy red suits fantastic this car... i guess HW will be more in your radar from now on... =)

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  2. LOL in fact Hot Wheels brand is always on my radar, it's just I'm a little choosy - probably I get used to the nice paint job finishing by the latest Tomica offering and thus it spoiled me and I end up always demand a nice finishing even for regular lines. However, when it comes to American Muscle car, Hot Wheels will be the first on my mind though sometimes I will also jump to Maisto. Apparently this Huayra, it's kind of "rare" for me to find it easily, usually somebody will always grabbed all of them and later sell it again at double price, though this time I think I'm a little lucky to find a good one like this.

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