Pagani pulls out all the stops for its crown jewel – the Roadster BC
Ladies and gents, we have a new Pagani: the Huayra Roadster BC. “Looks like the other one with the roof chopped off!” I hear you scream. But it’s not. It’s all-new.
Let’s start with the engine – a 6.0-litre twin-turbo V12 specially designed for Pagani by AMG, whose engines have powered all of Pagani’s cars. It’s now the only V12 AMG makes and is bespoke to Pagani to futureproof 12 cylinders for years to come. It’s a thumper, too – there’s 791bhp and 774lb ft for the bespoke Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R rear tyres to try to deal with.
It uses a completely new composite of carbon that’s stiffer and lighter (overall weight is 1,250kg), although it does increase costs by 450 per cent. Oops. There’s 500kg of downforce at 174mph, and still decent ground clearance, a brand-new titanium six-exhaust-pipe system plus a new constantly variable damper set-up that allows for lateral acceleration of 1.9g. But the Huayra Roadster BC ain’t cheap. Remember when the Huayra rocked up at £800k and was seen as pricey? Well, the Roadster BC has a sticker price of £3.7m… and the run of 40 is already accounted for.