Upcoming Pagani Huayra Roadster to have similar specs as the Huayra BC

Article by Christian A., on January 31, 2017

Usually, when a carmaker releases teasers about an upcoming vehicle or concept, the details provided are few and sometimes vague. That was what we first thought when supercar maker Pagani Automobili commenced teasing the roadster version of the Pagani Huayra supercar.

Since last month, the Italian company has been dropping delicious details about the roadster version of the Huayra. These small yet thought-provoking details were posted at Pagani’s Facebook page. One of these details announced the intention of the carmaker to reveal the Pagani Huayra Roadster this year, specifically at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March. Along with the post is a shadowy image of the roadster’s grille and part of its camouflaged hood.

Pagani continued posting more images and details about the Pagani Huayra Roadster. The carmaker even said that the roadster version of the Huayra will have more edges to give it a more aggressive shape than the coupe version. The latest of these posts showed an image of a camouflaged Pagani Huayra Roadster being taken to a drive. Along with the image, Pagani said all the technologies employed in the Pagani Huayra BC – which it described as an incredible piece of engineering – would find their way into the Pagani Huayra Roadster.

The carmaker’s latest post about the Pagani Huayra Roadster could mean that the drop top will be powered by a 36-valve 6.0-liter V12 engine from Mercedes-Benz AMG. This engine will be able to provide – as intended – around 750 hp of max output at 6,200 rpm as well as 1000 Nm of peak torque available at 4,000 rpm. In the Huayra BC, this amount of power could be sent to the rear wheels via a next generation AMT seven-speed transmission with electronic mechanical differential.

To complement that new power in the Huayra Roadster, Pagani might also install the suspension and braking systems found in the Huayra BC like its four-wheel independent double wishbone and four ventilated discs from Brembo. With these components, the new Pagani Huayra Roadster could be more of a convertible version of the Huayra BC. As for the weight, it is expected that the Pagani Huayra Roadster would heavier than the Huayra BC coupe -- which weighs around 1,218 kg -- no thanks to the body reinforcements needed to be installed sans the roof.

With regards to the roof, the Pagani Huayra Roadster could feature a removable hardtop. Gone would be the gullwing doors that have been a big part of the appeal of Pagani vehicles. These gullwing doors are expected to be replaced by conventional doors found in any other roadsters.

We could expect more teasers and details to be released by Pagani before the eventual global debut of the Huayra Roadster at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. To note, the teasers were just confirmation that Huayra Roadster is really on the way, as Pagani first announced plans for the convertible in 2011.

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