“Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” Those are wise words from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who understands the value of a day of hard work. He also understands the value of building that work up to a level of success and greatness that other people can see. But it’s not all about working hard. There’s also plenty of play time in his life. Some of that occurs behind the wheel of his Pagani Huayra, which is a car most people wouldn’t even know about. Very few of the cars are made, so it’s extremely rare. But then again, so is someone like Johnson. His choice of car should reflect that. Want to learn more about man and machine? Read on to discover all you need to know.
Just a Sunny, California Boy
About his career and his life, Johnson has said, “l’ll never, ever be full. I’ll always be hungry. Obviously, I’m not talking about food. Growing up, I had nothing for such a long time. Someone told me a long time ago, and I’ve never forgotten it, ‘Once you’ve ever been hungry, really, really hungry, then you’ll never, ever be full.’” That mantra stayed with Johnson all his life, and he knew he had to take what he was doing seriously if he was going to succeed at it. It has definitely paid off, because he’s succeeded at becoming a very big star in his own right. From a professional wrestler onto the big screen, and then into the role of a producer, Johnson has been serious about his life, his career, and the kinds of cars he chooses to drive and appreciate, as well.
Who’s Heard of the Pagani Huayra?
Most people have never heard of a Pagani Huayra, unless they’re really into the exotic car market. This mid-engine sports car is a very limited production vehicle, and not something a person can just walk onto a car lot and buy. For the 2019-2020 model year, only 40 have been produced. Past years have seen as many as 100 produced, but no more than that. The cars are built in Italy, and come in two-door coupe and two-door roadster models. With a 0-60 time under three seconds, this car is extremely fast. Of course, that’s what it’s built for. These kinds of vehicles aren’t really designed for comfort, but they’re designed to get noticed. They definitely succeed at that, which is the main reason people like them so much.
Johnson seems happy with his Pagani Huayra, knowing that it’s not something just anyone is going to be driving around. One of the most interesting features of this car is the active aerodynamics it’s equipped with. That means it can change its ground height and other factors just slightly, in order to make sure it’s reducing wind drag as much as possible. The chance of rolling the car is also reduced through its precision suspension systems, as this is a car that’s meant to be taken — and driven — seriously. A roadster version of this car has been created after two years of development, and was unveiled in 2017 in Geneva. There are some differences in the body style of the roadster, including the removable top and more narrowed rear end.
One of the best things about such a specialty car is that customers can request a special edition or version of the Pagani Huayra for their needs. As such, the company has developed several of these. A carbon, white, Da Vinci, and Mona Lisa version of the car all exist, and all have slightly different features, colors, or looks to them that make them distinctive. Other unique editions are available, as well, and continue to be popular with those who can afford this level of luxury in a vehicle. It looks like Johnson may have some competition when it comes to who wants a car like this, but it’s doubtful he’ll have much competition based on who will be able to afford this type of vehicle, either now or in the future.
Johnson played college football for the University of Miami, and was signed as a professional wrestler in 1996. Then in 2001, he had his first role on the big screen. Doing well in that movie, he was given parts in a number of other films, as well. But what’s most clear about Johnson isn’t the roles he plays. Instead, it’s the work ethic he’s shown all through his life. That has taken him far, and allowed him to do all the things in life he’s wanted to do. Of course, it also allowed him to buy the car he loves, so he has something unique. With rare cars, owning them can be both a pleasure and a challenge. For Johnson it’s likely both, but there’s a lot of joy in driving something amazing, and it’s a part of living life to the fullest.