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The Monterey Car Week has returned after skipping the pandemic-infested 2020, and indeed, this year’s lineup is great—as you can imagine. Pagani is celebrating 10 years of Huayra by showcasing the evolution of the model from 2011 to date. Part of the celebrations is a new version of Huayra BC named Pacchetto Tempesta, previewed at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering.
Pacchetto Tempesta translates to “Storm Pack” for us, non-Italians. What that means is, in simple terms, it’s a Huayra BC with more aerodynamics-enhancing elements, including a new front splitter, flics/canards with a tiny intake, a new rear wing that is connected to a central fin/spine, and a six-pipe exhaust system (four at the top, two housed in the diffuser). There’s also a revised suspension setup with a new Soft Driving mode, which appears to be Pagani’s branding for a comfort mode.
The 6.0L Mercedes-AMG V12 biturbo powerplant in the Pacchetto Tempesta pumps out 616 kW (838 metric hp/827 bhp) and 1,100 Nm (811 lb-ft) torque. Compared to the BC, those numbers are up by 74 metric hp and 100 Nm but are exactly the same as the Huayra Imola.