Saturday, January 8, 2011

Huayra Pronello Ford On The Track In 1969 in HD

This is raw footage; not for the feint of heart!

If Pagani names its next supercar "Huayra," it'll have more than just something to do with wind. In the 1960s, Ford of Argentina and motorsports designer Heriberto Pronello teamed up on a racing prototype for the "Can-Am of the South."

Pronello, an accomplished motorsport designer and longtime friend of Horacio Pagani, started working on the car that would become the Huayra Pronello Ford race car in 1966. By 1969, he'd turned out a strange monster whose prospects looked promising. Powered by a five-liter Ford V8 producing 430 hp, the Huayra was the fastest car in both qualifying and race in nearly all of Argentina's Turismo Carretera races in 1969. Driver Carlos "Picho" Pasqualini set a track record at The Autódromo Ciudad de Rafaela with a top speed of 216 mph.

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