Pagani Huayra Tempesta 1

For those who felt that the Pagani Huayra needed a little bit more bite in the corners, the Italian carmaker has announced a new dynamic pack for the supercar, called the ‘Pacchetto Tempesta’. Roughly translated, it means ‘Storm Package’, and certainly goes well with the coupe’s name, which is named after Huayra-tata, a Quechua wind god.

Priced at 160,000 euros (RM738,091), the Tempesta pack was developed in collaboration with Dallara, a company pretty well versed when it comes to vehicle handling. There isn’t any power boost here, with the Mercedes-AMG-sourced 6.0 litre biturbo V12 remaining untouched. With 730 hp and 1,100 Nm of torque, we think that is it still mighty capable, with a 0-100 km/h time of 3.2 seconds.

What you get with the new pack are several lightweight composite components that are derived from those used on the hardcore Huayra BC. First up, the entire underbody of the car has been reworked for superior airflow. It is joined by a new front splitter and rear diffuser as well.

Pagani Huayra Tempesta 2

The aero changes are accompanied by a modified suspension setup that now features new four-way adjustable Ohlins dampers. These are specially developed for the Huayra. Bolted to them are a new set of wheels, which are larger than the standard car’s set by an inch – 20-inch front and 21-inch rear.

They may be larger, but the wheels, which are forged and machined from aeronautic-grade aluminium, are lighter by a combined 7.2 kg (1.1 kg for each front wheel and 2.5 kg for each rear wheel). A 10-spoke design is adopted here, instead of the blade fan-like look on the regular Huayra.

Even though the large V12 is untouched, it is paired to a new exhaust system. Much like the wheels, the hand-welded, titanium pipes weigh just 7 kg, which is 3 kg less than that on the standard car. The Tempesta pack can be specified as an option for new Huayra orders, or retrofitted for existing owners. However, considering the standard car costs around 1,198,000 euros (RM5,529,379), would it be wiser to tag on the Tempesta pack, or buy another car instead?