Horacio Pagani took the wraps off one of the most artistically beautiful supercars in 2012, the Pagani Huayra. It took a painstaking six years for the Italian team to chop the top off, but the resulting product is immensely gorgeous, to which they call the ultimate roadster ever.
Enter the Pagani Huayra Roadster. There’s no hybrid electric gizmos used, and at its heart is the good old 6.0-litre twin-turbo V12 engine commissioned by AMG. The hand-built engine develops 764 hp and 1,000 Nm of torque, and all that power is delivered through the rear wheels via a seven-speed automated manual transmission. No 0-100 km/h figures have been revealed, but the G-force meter shows a reading of 1.8G during standstill acceleration, so it’s not for the faint of heart.
Generally, convertibles weigh more than their hardtop counterparts due to added structural reinforcements. However, things are reversed here. At 1,280 kg, it is a full 80 kg lighter than the standard coupe. The usage of lightweight Carbo-Titanium and Carbo-Triax HP52 materials help contribute to the slimming process, while increasing stiffness by up to 52 percent. The top can be specified to either a fabric or carbon hardtop with central glass element.
Its sticker price of €2,280,000 with taxes (approximately RM10,725,000) is actually 120 percent more than the original Huarya (it costs €1,000,000 at launch), but that won’t be a problem for the 100 well-heeled customers. Yup, just 100 units of the Huayra Roadster will be made, and it will make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month.