The Pagani Huayra was named after the Huayra-tata, a Quechua wind god. But the glorious machine was depriving its occupants of the fun that a super-fast “wind in the hair” drive lends them. Pagani listened to the prayers and answered with this – the Pagani Huayra Roadster. It took them years to come up with this beautiful combination of automotive engineering and art. And the official pictures are out before its big reveal at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.
With a mighty 6.0-liter V12 engine taken from Mercedes-AMG, the Pagani Huayra Roadster spits out 764bhp of power and 740Nm of torque. The engine is mated with a XTrac seven-speed single-clutch gearbox which is also used in the Huayra BC. In fact, the track-ready Huayra BC did serve as a parts bin for the new topless Huayra. The suspension components are made of an aluminium alloy called HiForg and stopping power is provided by Brembo carbon ceramic units. The aluminium wheels can be shod in either Pirelli P-Zero Corsas designed specifically for Pagani or P-Zero Trofeo Rs.
The whole package is wrapped up in a sensational-looking body made of carbon-fiber and titanium. They are calling the new material Carbo-Triax HP52. Hmm… that isn’t quite as awesome a name as Carbotanium. But it gets the job done.
The removable roof is crafted out of carbon-fiber to save weight and it houses a glass window to let the sun in. There is also a fabric roof which can be stowed away with ease. Tipping the scales at 1280kg, the Pagani Huayra Roadster weighs 89kg less than the coupe version. A remarkable achievement, since usually the convertible versions end up being heavier than their respective coupes, thanks to the additional chassis strengthening and structural changes.
And here comes the line which we are so much used to keying in every time a rare and exotic supercar is launched. Don’t bother saving up, as all the 100 copies that Pagani is planning to build have already been spoken for.