Video: Take a passenger ride in the astonishing Pagani Huayra


Take a passenger ride in the astonishing Pagani Huayra

With all the hype surrounding the latest crop of advanced hybrid hypercars – take a step forward McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari – it's easy to forget about the Pagani Huarya.

Packing 700bhp from its twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre Mercedes AMG engine and eye-popping Italian design, the Huarya is the last bastion of the old-school petrol head. No KERS or hybrid-drive here, just rear-wheel-drive, massive power and a shape born for bedroom walls.

To remind us what it is all about, Pagani has created this short film showing the Huarya stalking around Miami, causing a stir with its boosty turbo engine and magnificent active-aero flaps.

The video was created largely to celebrate the Huarya's US market homologation – a significant hurdle in bringing the car to the American market, and a stumbling point for many American petrolheads looking to import esoteric European sports cars.

Click play below to watch the Huarya try (and completely fail) to blend in with other traffic on the streets of Miami.