A Falcon-inspired Pagani Just Ruffled Some Feathers at Pebble Beach
Like its namesake, the Huayra Roadster Gyrfalcon can really fly.
Named after the largest falcon in the world, the Huayra Roadster Gyrfalcon is modeled to be the automotive version of its Arctic-dwelling namesake.
Given that intention, Pagani has dressed the supercar’s svelte body in a white coat that is similar to the color of the gyrfalcon’s snow-camouflaging feathers.
In contrast, the dark shade of the exposed carbon fiber resembles the spotted black wings of the massive bird of prey. Similarly, the yellow accents throughout are a nod to the coloring which is visible on the cliff-nester’s beak, talons, and eyes.
While Pagani mainly focused on the aesthetics of the Huayra Roadster Gyrfalcon’s exterior, its aerodynamics didn’t really need much of a tweak as the car boasts a top speed approaching 240 miles per hour and a 0-60 time of under three seconds.
Those speed specs come courtesy of a six-liter twin-turbo V12 engine that is capable of producing a brutish 754 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 738 pound-feet of torque at 2,400 rpm.
Inside the car, Pagani has embroidered an image of a gyrfalcon into the doors, headrests, and included luggage set (in case you need to take off somewhere quickly). They even went far enough to design the roadster’s shift knob to include a special gyrfalcon coin at the top of it.
Unfortunately, this car isn’t for the birds—t’s a one-off model that was built for a yet-to-be-announced owner who was clearly able to save up a fairly sizable nest egg.
However, we did get somewhat of a hint as to where the Gyrfalcon will migrate to courtesy of what company founder Horacio Pagani told The Drive.
“These made-to-measure supercars are well-loved in North America, not only for their intense technology and beauty but also for the appreciation of passionate Italian craftsmanship that goes into making them,” he said.
While we doubt it’ll call northern Canada or Alaska home like its namesake, at least the Huayra Roadster Gyrfalcon will be roosting on the same continent.
In case you were wondering, the actual Gyrfalcon is pretty damn fast too.