The Pagani Huayra BC goes topless, keeps its spaceship looks
The Pagani Huayra BC follows in the footsteps of older Pagani hypercars and is one of the maddest looking cars of the current generation. It has beautifully crafted wing mirrors, more aero-focused parts than one can shake a stick at and a wing that would look at home attached to a Boeing 747.
Two years since the release of the coupe version of the BC, Pagani has finally given us a roadster version and it was well worth the wait. The new topless version of the car has just as much of a dramatic look while giving us something all petrolheads love: buttresses.
However, instead of making the roll hoops subtly blend into the engine cover, Pagani has chosen to make them gently curve towards the centre of the car. This emphasises the unique exhaust design that has featured on Paganis since the company was created in the late 1990s. Although visually the exhaust exit looks the same to previous Huayras, the BC Roadster has two extra exit pipes ending within the diffuser.
It wouldn’t be a Pagani without a howling V12 behind the driver and the BC Roadster definitely has that keeping the same AMG-developed 6.0-litre twin-turbo V12 producing over 800hp and 1050Nm of torque. To achieve that power figure, the engine has been slightly tweaked with new turbos, twin throttle bodies and more intercoolers.
The coupe version of the BC has a top speed of 210mph and can perform the 0-60mph dash in 2.9 seconds. Due to the Roadster’s less than aero efficient roofless design, the top speed drops to 174mph although one can expect the acceleration time to be slightly faster due to the engine modifications.
The car weighs just 1,250kg giving it a very impressive power to weight ratio. Along with the seven-speed sequential gearbox and Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tyres, the BC Roadster can achieve 1.9 lateral G under acceleration. This means that in perfect conditions, a force of nearly twice the driver’s head will be pushing it into the headrest. To put that into context, current Formula 1 cars manage to generate 2G on acceleration.
That acceleration can be tested in the popular mobile drag racing game, CSR Racing 2 which is soon to feature the new hypercar.
Pagani has said that it will make just 40 examples of the Huayra BC Roadster each of them priced at a minimum of €3,085,000.