Pagani is sending an open-air version of its Huayra out into the wild. Although the roadster lacks the fixed roof of the Pagani Huayra Coupé, the open air version of the car is said to be stiffer according to Pagani. The stiffness of the chassis does not come with a weight penalty, overall the roadster loses 80kg in weight. The Pagani Huayra Roadster will first be presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
The name Huayra has its roots in the south American language of the Quechua and means “Father Wind”. The 764hp custom built turbo engine by AMG will most likely cause more than just some wind when you put the pedal to the metal. The new chassis has been reworked from the ground up and the lavish use of the “further refined” carbo-titanium composite called Carbo-Triax HP52, brings the weight down to 1280kg dry weight.
The rear-mounted 6.0 liter V12 throws 737 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels via a seven-speed automated manual transmission. To bring this slick hyper car to a screeching halt, Brembo contributed its newest and best braking components. Ventilated carbon-ceramic rotors grabbed by six-piston calipers are employed up front, while the rear carbon-ceramic discs are squeezed by four-piston units.
The open-air experience is enabled by two removable roof arrangements. One is a carbon-fiber lid with a large glass panel that provides a coupelike appearance when installed. The other is a carbon-fiber framework covered with fabric that can be stored in the car for use in bad weather.
To experience this dream of a car firsthand you should have a huge pile of cash lying around. The Pagani Huayra Roadster will set you back $2.4mil, and there is another little caveat, only 100 cars will be produced. Tellingly, all of them have already been sold.[widgetkit id=”8″ name=”pagani-huayra-roadster”]