£2 Million Pagani Huayra Roadster Heads Off To Geneva: Possible Speed Uncovered

Lynne Hanson
February 18, 2017

"If we think of the Huayra Coupe as a personification of elegance and timeless lines, the Huayra Roadster was to be the rebellious sister, shapely and lovely, but with a sharp edge for those who are careless", said a poetic Pagani. Using a carbon fiber-titanium hybrid material known as Carbo-Triax HP52, the Huarya Roadster weighs almost 200 pounds less than the Coupe. Pagani will make just 100 units of the Huayra Roadster, with a price of Dollars 2.4 million each.

Pagani is yet to reveal the new car's top speed and 0-60mph time, but we can expect it to at least match the coupe's 2.8-second sprint to 60 and 230mph-plus top speed. Here's what Pagani detailed their latest auto creation.

At just 2,821 pounds, the Huayra Roadster is both lighter and more rigid than the coupe.

The new roadster features an active aerodynamic system in which four flaps move independently to increase downforce, a lighter and more refined suspension, Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes, 20- and 21-inch forged aluminum alloy wheels and Pirelli performance tires. This process also shaves an impressive 176lbs over the Huayra coupe, bringing the total weight down to 2822lbs. The Roadster's weight is down to technology borrowed from the Huayara BC hypercar, which is now still in development. The front and rear substructures are made from steel tubing.

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Buyers get two roof mechanisms. Designed from the ground-up as a convertible, rather than simply re-engineering the coupe's roof, the Huayra Roadster has distinct styling and a re-worked powertrain. One is a carbon-fibre lid with a large glass panel that provides a coupe-like appearance while the other is a carbon-fibre framework covered with fabric that can be stored in the vehicle.

The Pagani Huayra Roadster is powered by the Mercedes-AMG M158 engine. That engine makes 764hp and 740 lb-ft of torque. It also comes with an electronic mechanical differential. Overall, Pagani claims the gearbox is 40 percent lighter than the previous unit used in first-generation Huayras.

Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli stepped up to create a special rubber compound for the Roadster's tires, which Pagani boasts help the vehicle achieve 1.8g of lateral force in skidpad testing.

While Paganis are works of art, the Huayra is no different.

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