Pagani Huayra Roadster Is The Most Extreme Thing From Pagani Ever
Published February 24, 2017
As far as Italian supercars go, it seems that Pagani Automobili brought back the spirit and the mysticism surrounding everything linked to supercars in this erotic country. Now, their latest – the Huayra went topless. Welcome the Huayra Roadster – possibly the most fascinating and the most beautiful car this year.
As ever it presents itself to us as a kind of a superhero car. Built of carbotanium (carbon and titanium weaved together) and surrounded by mystery, the Pagani Huayra Roadster, allegedly brings a whole lot of changes compared to the Huayra Coupe. And it shows. Trying to be the rebel of the car world, the Huayra Roadster is, amazingly, actually lighter than its coupe brother. It can also corner faster (reaching up to record 1.8 G when cornering), have better aero and, after all, with one of two roofs it’s available with, can look like a Coupe.
“If we think of the Huayra Coupe as a personification of elegance and timeless lines,” explains Horacio Pagani, “the Huayra Roadster was to be the rebellious sister, shapely and beautiful, but with a sharp edge for those who are careless”.
Extreme isn’t even the word that starts to describe the Huayra Roadster. In order to remove excessive weight (like there was any), Pagani reworked the suspension. The all-aluminum suspension is said to be 25 percent lighter compared to that on a Coupe. All new aluminum parts on it and specially developed Pirelli tires are the main reason why the car can reach such insane levels of grip. Pagani Automobili even reported they set it up to understeer intentionally after reaching the grip limits. It makes the car more predictable apparently. Keeping the 2,821 pounds in check (176 pounds lighter compared to the coupe) Pagani integrated massive Brembo brakes. Six-piston calipers at the front and four piston at the back provide the 20-inch/21-inch tire combo with an insane braking force. We do not have official details, but this could be a supercar that brakes the best.
The suspension and some exterior elements made the weight slash possible. However, a new type of carbotanium monocoque did the most for it. It is called the Carbo-Triax HP52 and Pagani promises it’s 52 percent stiffer, but has much the same weight as the monocoque in the Coupe. This is a huge deal considering that roofless cars have to be stiffer to provide rigidness and safety comparable to cars with the roof.
As ever, the car continues with the AMG-sourced engine. Specially produced for the Pagani, the six-liter V12 with twin turbo technology produces 754bhp at 6200rpm. That’s 34 hp more compared to the engine in the Coupe. It’s even more than what one may find in an incredible . And then, there’s the torque – 737 lb-ft of it. Massive!
Unfortunately, we have no clue how fast the thing is. Expect 60 mph in less than 3 seconds and the speed of at least 217 mph. After all, it’s more powerful than . So, it’ll go fast.
Pagani capped the production to 100 units. Pagani Huayra Roadster fetches a price of $2.4 million, but that shouldn’t concern you. See, Pagani already sold every one of them. Cheers.