The Pagani Huayra BC and Drift King Will Join Forces at the 2016 World Time Attack Challenge
There’s a 60-year-old Japanese man that’s a better driver than you and specializes at hitting high speeds. That’s certainly something you don’t hear every day but it’s probably true. Keiichi Tsuchiya defies the driving stereotypes surrounding both Asians (a false belief to begin with) and old people (he isn’t all that old) and the Drift King is about to prove his metal once again. This time he’ll be competing in the World Time Attack Challenge behind the wheel of a sleekly-styled Pagani Huayra BC.
Tsuchiya started out racing in the streets and made it to the big leagues through skill alone. The Drift King took second place at Le Mans, holds a number of national championship victories, and has no wealthy racing background to speak of. He also runs multiple racing teams and serves as a stunt coordinator on plenty of media projects, namely television and film, all while filming the Best Motoring video series.
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If that doesn’t convince you that the man knows exactly what he’s doing behind the wheel, then tune into this year’s coverage of the World Time Attack Challenge. There, Tsuchiya will get behind the wheel of the expensive and powerful Pagani Huayra BC. Only 20 examples of the Huayra BC ever left the production floor, making it one of the most sought after and exclusive supercars to date.
The Huayra BC packs a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged AMG V12 engine that produces 789 hp and 811 lb-ft of torque. The aerodynamically-designed car weighs less than a Toyota Corolla and boasts a price tag of nearly $2.6 million. With the Drift King and Pagani Huayra BC joining forces, this year’s World Time Attack Challenge is an event racing enthusiasts and speed demons won’t want to miss!
“The Huayra BC is much more than just a beautiful, expensive car,” said Dino Dalle Carbonare, Pagani’s PR and Marketing Manager for Asia Pacific. “It’s been designed with a race track in mind, and we want to showcase the car in it’s natural habitat – on a race track.”
The 2016 World Time Attack Challenge takes place in Sydney, Australia on October 14th and 15th.
Joseph Pudlewski is somewhat of a writer and editor living in the village of Anna, Ohio. A graduate of Wright State University, he holds a B.A. in English and enjoys reading anything by Jules Verne. A third generation American, he chose to forego joining the Air Force, unlike his father and grandfather before him. He would much rather keep his feet on the ground, hence his interest in the automotive industry, although he has no fear of flying. In addition to reading and writing, he also enjoys playing video games and spending time with family.