By on February 16, 2017

Pagani Huayra Roadster

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. 

Pagani Huayra Roadster

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.

Pagani Huayra Roadster

[Images: Pagani Automobili]

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