Everything About the Pagani Huayra Roadster is Beyond Extravagant, Not Just the Price

Matt Posky
by Matt Posky
everything about the pagani huayra roadster is beyond extravagant not just the price

Originally slated for first-ogling at March’s Geneva Motor Show, Pagani shared its new Huayra Roadster with the world a month early, which keeps in with the Italian supercar tradition of if you’ve got it, flaunt it.

As with the hardtop, the Huayra ‘vert uses a carbotanium monocoque but comes with a removable glass targa top and some performance improvements made on the molto speciale Huayra BC. That means the roadster keeps the coupe’s seven-speed sequential gearbox and the 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 from AMG, but receives a bump in output to 754 horsepower and 738 ft-lb of torque.

Ludicrous numbers are made even more ridiculous when you read the glass-top model is 80 kilograms lighter than the coupe, a car that clears zero to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds already.

“From the beginning we set for ourselves some rather ambitious targets. The first, from a technical point of view, was to make a Roadster that would be lighter than the Coupé, which was already the lightest hypercar on sale at the time,” said company CEO Horacio Pagani in the announcement.

Updated suspension components are where much the weight saving takes place. Pagani uses an in-house lightweight aluminum alloy it calls “HiForg” and claims it reduces the heft of an individual piece by 25 percent. The result is a super-stuff 2,822 pound road car with over 750 horsepower. We live in truly wonderful times.

There are also loads of new active aerodynamics to help keep the car planted at high and low speeds. Pagani says the new roadster will be capable of the same 1.8 lateral G-force as the BC when outfitted with the correct set of tires. However, we dare guess few people who buy one of these $2,410,815 automobiles will ever approach those gravitational limits.

[Images: Pagani Automobili]

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  • Stuki Stuki on Feb 16, 2017

    Who doesn't dream of going 200mph along a bumpy, twisty road. In a vehicle held up by suspension made of some seemingly hard enough looking slush of aluminum and other detrius, mixed up by one of the 4 guys at an "automaker" who, due to it's dependence on exclusivity to move metal, is unlikely to have build even as much as a single prototype to destruction test it in?

    • Hgrunt Hgrunt on Feb 16, 2017

      They have to be crash-tested to be approved for sale in certain markets like the US and both Pagani and Koenigsegg have crash-teseted some of their models. Because they're built out of carbon fiber, they're able to repair the crash-tested cars back to factory spec, and use them as factory cars, for R&D and press drives.

  • CarDesigner CarDesigner on Feb 17, 2017

    carbotanium? Really??? Is it low carbotanium? Sounds like bsotanium. What a joke.

  • Chuck Norton For those worried about a complex power train-What vehicle doesn't have one? I drive a twin turbo F-150 (3.5) Talk about complexity.. It seems reliability based on the number of F-150s sold is a non-issue. As with many other makes/models. I mean how many operations are handle by micro processors...in today's vehicles?
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  • Saeed Hello, I need a series of other accessories from Lincoln. Do you have front window, front and rear lights, etc. from the 1972 and 1976 models
  • Probert Wow - so many digital renders - Ford, Stellantis. - whose next!!! They're really bringing it on....