The Pagani Huayra is a rear mid-engined hypercar that uses a seven-speed sequential transmission delivering power to the rear wheels. The Huayra uses a twin-turbo V12 engine developed by Mercedes-AMG and derived from the Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series's M275 AMG engine. Displacing 6.0L (5,980 cc), the Huayra's M158 V12 produces 720 hp (537 kW) and 811 ft·lb (1100 N·m) of torque. It 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 Huayra has a 0-60 acceleration time of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 231 mph (372 km/h). Using Pirelli tires, it can withstand 1.66 g of lateral acceleration at speeds of up to 230 mph (370 km/h).
The Huayra also incorporates active aerodynamics, capable of altering front height from the ground and independently operating two pairs of flaps placed at the rear and front.
The Huayra has a curb weight of 3741 lb (1697 kg) and a dry weight of 2976 lb (1350 kg), giving it a minimum power-to-weight ratio of 424 hp per tonne and a maximum power-to-weight ratio of 533 hp per tonne.
The Pagani Huayra is a Tier 7 car and is a prize of Career Cup 9. It costs 320,000 Cash. It is faster than the RUF RT 12 S, Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, and Ferrari 288 GTO, but still not the best, as the Ferrari FXX Evo and RUF CTR 3 have faster nitro speed.
The Pagani Huayra is an early Class S car, with a starting rank of 1509, a MAX rank of 1623, and a MAX+PRO rank of 1701. Due to gaining little from being upgraded, the Huayra receives a modest Tuning Kit boost of +29. Some of the Huayra's rivals across all classes are the Kepler Motion, ONUK Sazan LM, and Mazzanti Evantra.
The Pagani Huayra has a unique Speed Modification of 94.32%.
A hallmark of Pagani-manufactured cars in Asphalt 8 is that they feature extremely high acceleration and nitro stats, while being able to drift around corners better than other vehicles of similar rank, but have subpar top speed versus competitors, and the Pagani Huayra is no exception.
The Pagani Huayra features a high acceleration rating—with a full nitro bar and no Tuning Kit applied, it takes approximately 3 seconds to accelerate from a standstill to its maximum speed of 278.6 mph (448.7 km/h) using level 3 nitro. This is faster than the ~4 seconds that the Lamborghini Veneno and Mercedes-Benz Silver Lightning take to accelerate to their respective maximum speeds of 277.7 mph (447.2 km/h) and 285.9 mph (460.4 km/h). This is also much faster than the ~6 seconds that the RUF CTR 3 takes to accelerate to its maximum speed of 281.3 mph (453 km/h).
Upon release, the Pagani Huayra had the strongest nitro boost among all Class S cars and the longest-lasting nitro for levels 2 and 3. However, since then, the Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package is the only car to surpass its nitro boost (making the Huayra the car with the second-strongest nitro boost). Also, since then, some vehicles have surpassed its nitro efficiency of 7/11/14.5, including the Aston Martin Vulcan (at 6/10/14), Cadillac 16 Concept (at 4/9/14) and Suzuki Hayabusa (at 6/9/12).
The Pagani Huayra's drifting capabilities are well above average. It is one of the few Class S vehicles that can enter the helix at Sector 8 at full speed with level 3 nitro active and drift through the entire section without the driver needing to resort to drift-braking or scraping along the outer wall to stay on course. Ironically, the Huayra's handling capabilities are not as impressive as they may seem due to the Huayra's high nitro boost. Despite it having what appears to be the strongest handling stat of the early Class S cars, the GTA Spano and RUF CTR 3 are often regarded as being considerably easier to steer around bends than the Huayra.
The Pagani Huayra also suffers from a low top speed—the lowest when untuned, and the second-lowest among all Class S vehicles, with only the Lamborghini Veneno having a lower top speed at MAX+PRO rank. The low top speed means that the Huayra is ill-suited for tracks with long stretches, such as Tokyo or Azure Coast. While the Huayra can excel on shorter, technical tracks like Sector 8 or Dubai, the driver must rely on its outstanding acceleration, drifting and handling capabilities, as well as its stellar nitro boost and efficiency, in order to offset its low top speed.
Overall, the Pagani Huayra can be described as an upgraded Pagani Zonda R. While the Huayra's raw top speed is lower than the Zonda R, it accelerates, drifts and handles better, and it has a better nitro boost and better level 2 and 3 nitro efficiency rating than the Zonda R.
The Pagani Huayra is one of the cheaper Class S vehicles to purchase and upgrade to MAX+PRO, so its Car Mastery Challenges are easy source of . However, its higher level Pro Kits require V12 Engine cards, which are also used by top Class S cars like the Aston Martin Vulcan. For this reason, it may not be practical to tune the Huayra to MAX+PRO as soon as possible.
The Huayra also counts towards the Italian Stallions, New Blood and Euro Aces collections.
While it is a decent vehicle that can be used to complete most Class S Career races, it is often overlooked in favour of the Mercedes-Benz Silver Lightning, which costs roughly the same amount of to purchase and upgrade to MAX+PRO, and the W Motors Lykan HyperSport, which is slightly more expensive in general, but is also slightly superior to both in performance, as well as the fact that its Mastery Challenge 15 is a good race for farming .
The Huayra requires 8 Mid-Tech cards, 8 Advanced-Tech cards, and 8 V12 Engine cards in its PRO upgrades.
The Pagani Huayra was added in Asphalt Nitro Update 4. While having identical performance to its Asphalt 8: Airborne rendition, it is now a Class A car and costs 315,000 to purchase.