Thursday 11 August 2011

Pagani to install airbag on Huayra

After getting rejected by the U.S Department of Transportation (DOT), Pagani will begin installing an airbag system on the Huayra hyper-car. Initially, DOT didn't homologate the Huayra as no airbag was fitted. Hoping to acquire an exemption on grounds of financial hardship, the plan backfired.

Pagani says it will cost €4m ($5.7m) to apply an smart airbag system on the Huayra, which adds hefty costs to produce the 15 units intended for the United States. It would add €267,000 ($374,000) extra to a vehicle that costs €1 million ($1.4 million) when deliveries start in 2013.

Horacio Pagani said in a previous statement: "This automobile is the result of five years of dedicated effort from the Pagani team and we see this [U.S. market entry] as an unprecedented opportunity to continue expanding our vision of the future for the supercar industry."

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