Pagani has whipped the covers off its new Huayra Roadster BC, which bears an astounding $3,5-million price tag (that’s about R50-million in South African money).
If you happen to have that sort of cash stashed at the bottom of your sock drawer, you’d better dig it out quickly: Pagani plans to build just 40 units.
The engine employed by the Huayra Roadster BC is a 6,0-litre V12 developed by the folks over at Mercedes-AMG. It generates 596 kW and 1 050 N.m, which is directed to the rear axle via a seven-speed (single-clutch) Xtrac sequential gearbox.
While Pagani has yet to share claimed performance figures, we’re guessing the Huayra Roadster BC will be pretty much as quick as the BC-badged coupé, which interestingly makes a smidgen less power. Kerb weight for the Roadster BC, meanwhile, comes in at a claimed 1 217 kg.
Pagani says the new model can generate up to 1,9 Gs of max lateral force through corners, with special Pirelli PZero Trofeo R rubber also playing a role here.
The Huayra Roadster BC is scheduled to go on display at the upcoming Monterey Car Week in California.
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