Pagani Huayra’s Request Denied By NHTSA; It Might Not Come To U.S. In The Near Future

by Alex

Three day ago we informed you that Pagani Huayra deubuted in U.S. and only fifteen examples of the Pagani Huayra were set to reach American shores. Well, as it turns out, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is giving Pagani a bit of a hard time in his way.

In 2000, NHTSA published a final rule that upgraded the requirements for air bags in
passenger cars and light trucks, requiring what are commonly known as “advanced air bags.” and all automakers had to comply with the regulations, but a few low-volume manufacturers like Tesla and Lamborghini were given exemptions. As expected, Pagani applied for a similar pass and because the company didn’t have the financial resources to develop such a system, the administration has denied its request. So, as a result, the company will have to go back to the drawing board and develop the required advanced airbag system as required by the NHTSA to sell their car in the United States, but this would cost them around $5.7 million. They can also skip out on this market as they did with the previous Zonda, and probably this will happen.

Pagani Huayra is priced at $1.2 million.

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Source: NHTSA (PDF) via Autoblog
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