Italian carmaker Pagani creates some of the most desirable cars on the planet. The new Pagani Huayra Roadster BC is set to continue this trend.
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The latest Pagani is powered by a Mercedes-sourced engine, as with all Pagani models made since day one. The twin-turbocharged 6,0-litre V12 produces 590 kW of power and 1 050 N.m of torque. Drive is fed to the rear axle via a single clutch Xtrac sequential transmission. Pagani chooses this option as it is lighter than a dual-clutch unit. The V12 breathes through a Titanium six-exhaust pipe system. Mass reduction was a key target for Pagani’s engineers. As a result, the Pagani Huayra Roadster BC tips the scales at just 1 250 kg.
The Pagani Huayra Roadster BC is said to generate 500 kg of downforce at 280 km/h. To achieve this, the team of engineers adopted active aerodynamics, such as an F1-style blown diffuser, along with fixed items such as the front splitter and prominent rear wing.
Pirelli PZero Trofeo R tyres were tailor-made for the Roadster BC, born from a partnership between Pirelli and Pagani. The result is a road-legal tyre than can achieve lateral grip of 1,9 g during constant running, with peaks of 2,2 g. These sticky tyres are fitted to rims developed with APP are made of forged Avional alloy. Brembo carbon-ceramic brake discs that measure 398 mm at the front are clamped by six-piston one-piece calipers, 380 mm rotors with four-piston one-piece calipers are used at the rear.
Pagani is known for producing limited numbers of its hypercars, and so just 40 units of the Pagani Huayra Roadster BC will be produced. The press blurb states that: “Pagani Huayra Roadster BC came to life from a curious set of circumstances, a demanding research project was launched with a meticulous, almost 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.”