Pagani’s new Huayra Roadster teaser hints at BC performance credentials image

The Italian exotic automaker has once again teased its upcoming Huayra Roadster, with the expected reveal during the Geneva Motor Show possibly bringing Huayra BC performance credentials.

The teaser photo is depicting the entire car, but it’s not helpful since it’s quite blurry and it shows a fully camouflaged prototype, but the accompanying description is far more interesting. “We realized the Pagani Huayra BC was an incredible piece of Engineering so all this technology was built into the Pagani Huayra Roadster…” said the company on its Facebook page. If they’re serious about this, then the Roadster will come with the upgrades from the hardcore Huayra BC coupe. Motivation would thus be provided by a biturbo AMG V12 6.0-liter engine massaged for 789 horsepower (588 kilowatts) and 811 pound-feet (1,100 Nm) of torque, delivered to the wheels using a seven-speed automated manual gearbox engineered specifically for the BC.

With the Huayra Roadster lacking the roof it will surely be a smidge heavier than the BC coupe, which is lightweight at just 2,685 pounds (1,218 kilograms). More so, the gullwing doors will be forsaken for a more conventional setup – and the hardtop removable panel will probably use carbon fiber to keep the weight in check. The Modena-based exotic brand is also allegedly making just 100 units of the Roadster to keep the exclusivity credentials, all for a heftier price than the coupe’s $2.55 million.