First hinted at about six years ago, the Huayra Roadster is mere weeks away from being presented in all its glory during the Geneva Motor Show March celebrations.
Of course Pagani is keeping us entertained with a long string of teasers – the latest making a point the roadster derivative has been enhanced compared to the coupe, including being lighter – meaning it will not reach the coupe’s 1,350 kilograms (2,976 pounds). This goes against the usual stance for convertibles – transforming them into open tops commands a weight penalty due to the needed reinforcements to keep its body in check. This is tying in with the fact that Pagani has decided to use the experience from the Huayra BC, a more hardcore version of the coupe. The limited edition tips the scales at just 1,218 kg (2,685 pounds), but we simply can’t expect the Huayra Roadster to obtain the same weight credentials.
Of course, those lucky and affluent enough to own one of the few examples Pagani will produce, will make use of carbon fiber removable hardtop, and Pagani’s previous teaser also talked about implementing the upgrades from the BC in the Roadster, so we may be in for a treat. We could be looking at the biturbo 6.0-liter V12 engine from AMG reworked to showcase more than 730 horsepower (544 kilowatts) and 1,000 Nm (737 pound-feet) of torque as is the case with the regular coupe – maybe the full 789 hp (588 kW) and 1,100 Nm (811 lb-ft) from the BC.