Pagani Huayra Roadster BC drops top, gains 791 hp

Pagani Huayra BC Roadster Review

Pagani Huayra BC Roadster

The engineers at Pagani were able to shave some weight off by using lighter materials, such as carbon-titanium HP62 comprising the monocoque structure. "Seeing the Pagani Roadster BC's smooth and elegant racing on the streets of CSR2 is a triumphant amalgamation of science and art". The twin-turbo V12 makes 590 kw at 5,900 rpm and 1050 nm of torque between 2,000 and 5,600 rpm.

As with other Huayra variants, the engine is hooked up to a transverse-mounted single-clutch automatic transmission that drives the rear wheels via an electro-mechanical differential.

With the introduction of the Pagani Huayra Roadster and BC in recent years, it was only a matter of time before the Modenese put the two together. Front brakes are 398 x 36mm rotors with 6-piston monolithic calipers.

Equipped with a six outlet, titanium exhaust system, the BC rides on 14-spoke, forged APP alloy wheels measuring 20-inches at the front and 21-inches at the rear, wrapped in bespoke Pirelli PZero Trofeo R tyres said to have generated a lateral acceleration of up to 2.2 g during testing.

The new vehicle comes with an open top with a short, curved front hood and deep vents near each headlight, large air vents near the rear wheels and a high slim spoiler perched on the back.

According to Pagani, in 2017 "a demanding research project was launched with a meticulous, nearly obsessive focus on details and design in order to create a highly distinctive, street-legal Pagani hypercar that would combine the unparalleled sensations of driving a roadster with the most advanced technology available today". There's also double wishbone suspension at both ends, and electronically-controlled shocks. Dropping the top also claims not to affect performance. As for the actual auto, well, that will set you back around $3.4 million.

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