Pagani introduces lighter and more powerful roadster version of Huayra hypercar

Article by Christian A., on February 18, 2017

Italian car maker Pagani Automobili had been involved in a teasing game about the open-air version of its Huayra. But now, the game is over, and Pagani is heralding another era in its fancied history with the arrival of the new Pagani Huayra Roadster.

In its Facebook page, Pagani finally revealed the new Huayra Roadster, and it is nothing short of stunning and mesmerizing. The Italian carmaker posted a number of images of the roadster version of the Huayra, but didn’t provide details about its performance. Since January, the Italian company has been dropping delicious details about the roadster version of the Huayra. One of these announced the carmaker’s intention to reveal the Pagani Huayra Roadster this year, specifically at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March. Thus, we could expect Pagani to properly debut the Huayra Roadster in Geneva, while providing more details about its specs and performance.

The carmaker continued posting more images as well as details about the new Huayra Roadster. It also disclosed that the roadster version of the Huayra will feature more edges for a more aggressive shape than the coupe version. In addition, the company remarked that all the technologies employed in the Pagani Huayra BC – which it described as an incredible piece of engineering – would be eventually employed in the Pagani Huayra Roadster.

Horacio Pagani, the Argentine founder and chief executive of the Italian specialty car maker, described the new Pagani Huayra Roadster as the pursuit of beauty that is an unbridled work of art, intelligence and open-air passion. He added that he hopes the new open-air Huayra would touch its customers – both rationally and emotionally.

In terms of exterior looks, the new Pagani Huayra Roadster still features most of the styling cues found on the Huayra coupe. However, as Pagani earlier said, the roadster version has more edges and is more aggressive. This is evident on the roadster’s significantly tapered front fascia, which is further defined by a grille and air intakes different from its coupe sibling. Unlike the Huayra coupe, the Huayra Roadster features a new grille pattern. The grille on the rear end also features the same pattern as on the front. Also very notable is the absence of the gull-wing doors. This is to be expected, since the gull-wing doors also serve as the roof on the coupe version.

Thanks to a new carbon fiber-titanium hybrid material called Carbo-Triax HP52, the Huayra Roadster weighs just around 1,280 kg (2,821 lbs), making it around 80 kg (176 lbs) lighter than the coupe unit. Power will be sourced from the Mercedes-AMG biturbo V12 engine that is rated to deliver 764 hp (569 kW) of max output and 737 lb.-ft. (1,000 Nm) of peak torque, as mated to a seven-speed single-clutch transmission.

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