Thursday, August 11, 2011

Huayra Supercar from Italian Automaker Pagani Blocked by U.S. Authorities Due to Insufficient Safety Measures

U.S. authorities have refused to allow the sale of Italian supercar ‘Huayra’, twin-turbocharged 12-cylinder carbon-titanium car, due to less-than-required safety standards followed by Pagani, the manufacturer of Huayra.

$1 million, 700 horsepower Huayra supercar blocked in the U.S. due to less-than-required safety standards.

Italian automaker Pagani had plans to start selling $1 million, 700 horsepower Huayra supercar in the U.S. later this year but federal safety regulators have said "Not so fast."

At about 3,000 pounds, Pagani boasts that the Huayra is the lightest car in its class, enabling it to go from a zero to 60 miles per hour in about 3.5 seconds.

According to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA); Pagani was looking for discharge from federal auto safety rules involving child-safe "advanced" airbags, with a viewpoint that conforming to the rule would have caused "substantial economic hardship." Therefore, NHTSA blocked the sale of car in U.S. which was expected in somewhere in last quarter of 2011.

Paganai spokeswoman Sanaz Bakhtiari told that the company will not step back and will try to start selling the car next year, after complying with required safety standards. 

The Huayra, pronounced "why-rah," is named after the ancient Andean wind god Aymara Huayra Tata.

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