Posted on: March 4, 2011
Italian sports cars might be getting a little risky for the U.S. According to news reports, U.S. federal safety regulars are blocking the latest Pagani supercar to hit the U.S. market, at least for now.
U.S. federal safety regulars said the Italian Huayra supercar car will likely not go on sale in 2012. The vehicle is estimated to cost $1 million and has 700 horsepower.
“NHTSA denied the request, essentially blocking the car from sale in the U.S., because Pagani failed to show that installing the airbags on the twin-turbocharged 12-cylinder carbon-titanium car would cause the company undue financial strain. Also, the Italian carmaker didn’t show that serious efforts had been made to comply,” the agency said to news reports .
Pagani says it meets U.S. safety standards for crash tests and engineering.
The vehicle, which can reportedly go from zero to 60 miles per hour in about 3.5 seconds, might still be for sale in 2013, instead of 2012.
As a Charleston car accident attorney , I think it’s important to make sure all vehicles are safe before they enter the market, especially if people will likely speed in them.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact a personal injury attorney in Charleston.