Geneva: Pagani’s Supercar, the Huayra Roadster Debuts
Crowds cannot keep away.
Pagani’s latest multi-million-dollar, hand-built Supercar, the Huayra Roadster, made its public debut this week at the Geneva Motor Show.
Company founder Horacio Pagani called it the most complicated project he has ever undertaken.
The most significant characteristic of the new Italian Supercar, made in a sold-out production run of 100 units, is its removable rooftop made from carbon fiber and glass.
The work resulted in some major changes.
The removal of the hardtop roof has actually helped reduce weight from the Huayra coupe, since unlike other convertibles it relies on a stiff monocoque chassis rather than extra engineering to keep it steady sans top.
The Huayra Roadster has a dry weight of just 2,821 lb compared with 1350 kg for the coupe, the Huayra coupe was the lightest on the market.
Pagani’s RWD (rear-wheel-drive) Roadster is faster than its forebear even though it has the same power of its predecessor: a 6.0-liter, twin-turbocharged Mercedes-Benz AMG V12 engine and a 7-speed, single-clutch paddleshift gearbox. It has the lighter weight and increased power of 764 hp Vs. 722 bhp for a Zero-60 mph in fewer than 3 secs, it is among the fastest cars in the world today.
On the floor of Geneva’s Palexpo convention center the Roadster looks like transformer in a shell.
The Roadster’s 2 seats are backed by rounded, cone-like mounts that project into the rear of the car. Huge air vents are just behind each front wheel, and a cube of four rear exhaust pipes sits centered between 3 round rear lights on each side.
The Supercar individualistic and priced at $2.41-M
Each Pagani Supercars is a bit different from the others, since the price and manufacturing method includes collaboration with the client.
Our cars are built “to celebrate the harmony between art and science,” the company says, and that means different things to different people.
Have a terrific weekend…
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