Pagani Huayra Roadster revealed

Pagani Huayra Roadster revealed

When it comes to the list of the most gorgeous cars, the Italian manufacturer Pagani is up there. The Zonda was replaced by the Huayra a few years ago. And now the latter is taking its top off for Geneva. The Pagani Huayra Roadster will be revealed at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

The open-top Pagani is similar in design to the coupe but it also has a more tapered front-end and a unique hexagonal grille up front. The rear of the car features central quad exhaust tips and a carbon fibre diffuser. The wheels and the vents on the engine cover are all-new for the Huayra Roadster.

Inside, carbon-fibre is almost everywhere. The beige leather finish of the whole cabin is accentuated by blue stitching. The Roadster offers two roofs, a carbon fibre unit and another cloth unit that can be folded away into the car when not needed.

The Roadster is powered by the same 6.0-litre Mercedes-AMG Biturbo V12 which churns out 764 hp and 1000 Nm. The seven-speed single clutch gearbox handles this power and drives the rear wheels. A 789 hp BC variant will follow soon. The exclusion of the roof hasn’t affected the rigidity of the car due to the usage of a new blend of carbon fibre-titanium that Pagani calls “Carbo-Triax HP52”. At 1280 kg, the Roadster is even 80 kg lighter than the Coupe.

Only 100 of these Roadsters will be built, all of which have been already taken at US$ 2.4 million apiece.

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