Details are often overlooked, but not with the Pagani Huayra Roadster. Ever little detail adds up to one magnificent work of art to reestablish the great Huayra in roadster guise.
First off, let’s mention the 1.8 of lateral acceleration which Pagani claims is the highest lateral acceleration “ever seen on a car with road tyres” – To put things into perspective, a Formula 1 car turns in at a lateral acceleration of 2.0 G.
Equipped with Mercedes-AMG’s ‘M158’ V12 with two turbos which produces 760-bhp and 737 lb-ft of torque. This unit is specifically built for Pagani to utilize every bit of performance.
The Pagani Huayra Roadster is cocooned with a carbon-titanium monocoque and power is sent to the seven speed X-Trac gearbox for optimum acceleration and balance. The body is fully made out of carbon fiber as well, clearly displayed as you can see.
Pagani worked on installing two active aero flaps at the front and another two at the back – this all works in tandem with the active suspension giving you insane downforce on the track. Besides that, the Pagani Huayra Roadster is equipped with a flat underbody and front section extractors.
If you happen to remember the hardcore Huayra BC, a lot of the developments that were successful in the BC were carried on to the roadster version. For instance, the new forged suspension called the “HiForg” makes the roadster 25 per cent lighter than the coupe version – dry kerb weight is set at 1,280kg which is a full 80kg lighter than the coupe version.
Pirelli was named to develop new tires for the Pagani Huayra Roadster capable of taking the extra grip and G force. The brakes are huge too, 380mm carbon ceramic Brembos up front and at the back coupled with 6-piston calipers at the front and 4-pot calipers at the back.
Founder Horacio Pagani says; “If we think of the Huayra Coupe as a personification of elegance and timeless lines, the Huayra Roadster was to be the rebellious sister, shapely and beautiful, but with a sharp edge for those who are careless”.
Only 100 units of the Huayra Roadster will be produced – each one will run you about €2,280,000 – £2m – $2,478,900. Yes, it’s pretty expensive to say the least.