New Pagani Huayra Roadster unveiled ahead of Geneva debut

The new Pagani Huayra Roadster has been unveiled ahead of its official debut at next month’s Geneva Motor Show.

Finished in transparent blue carbon fibre bodywork, there’s only one word to describe Pagani’s latest model – stunning! Complementing the spectacular exterior is an exquisite three-tone interior that shares its styling with the coupe.

The Roadster is offered with two types of roof, the first comes with a light carbon hard top with a central glass element that gives it a similar appearance to the coupe, while the other is comprised of a fabric and carbon cover which can be “easily” stored inside the car.

Unlike most drop tops which are heavier than their closed roof counterparts, a great of engineering work has gone into developing the Huayra Roadster, resulting in a 6 percent or 80kg reduction in weight over the coupe, tipping the scale at just 1,280kg while also increasing torsional flexional rigidity. Pagani says this has been achieved through new composite materials.

It also comes with an uprated version of the Mercedes-AMG M158 6.0-litre V12 engine, churning out 563kW at 6,200rpm and more than 1,000Nm of torque from 2,400rpm. Power is sent to the road via the same seven-speed automated manual transmission as the Huayra BC.

Elsewhere, the Roadster’s bespoke suspension uses a new lightweight aluminium alloy known as HiForg, cutting weight by 25 percent over the coupe. It is equipped with carbon ceramic Brembo disc brakes measuring 380 x 34 mm clamped by 6-piston calipers up front, and 380 x 34 mm with 4-piston calipers at the rear.

It rolls on 20-inch front wheels and 21-inch back wheels shod with high-performance Pirelli tyres developed specifically for the Roadster. The special tyres display the company founder’s initials “HP” on the shoulder.

Pagani has also recalibrated the car’s ESP which now offers five distinct driving modes: Wet, Comfort, Sport, Race and ESC Off.

Pagani will build just 100 units of the Huayra Roadster, priced from €2,280,000 each. If you haven’t already booked one, all cars have been spoken for.

 

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