The exotic manufacturer has finally concluded its extensive teasing campaign for the Huayra Roadster, which actually started years back, and now we have the extra-spectacular open top to crave for.
The car will make its official public debut in front of the worldwide audience of the Geneva Motor Show in March, but we finally get an early preview of the real deal. According to Pagani the new Huayra Roadster is “an unbridled work of art, intelligence and open-air passion,” and considers it the “most complicated project [the company has] ever undertaken.” The model gets lots of common elements with the hardtop version, but also comes with its own distinctive features.
The front end for example has been reworked, and the grille comes with a bespoke hexagonal pattern. That design is also seen at the back, alongside the central quad exhaust tips and carbon fiber diffuser. New alloys and sculpted vents arrive on the engine cover. The cockpit is adorned with beige leather and blue stitching – from the seats, to the dash or the center console. There’s also lots of carbon fiber and the ubiquitous exposed aluminum gear lever.
The Roadster can be had in two versions for the roof – carbon fiber unit as well as a fabric element that can be stored in the car. Power is provided by the same Mercedes-AMG biturbo V12 delivering 764 horsepower (569 kilowatts) and 737 pound-feet (1,000 Newton-meters) of torque, linked to a 764 horsepower (569 kilowatts) and 737 pound-feet (1,000 Newton-meters) of torque. Tipping the scales at 1,280 kilograms (2,821 pounds), the Roadster is 80 kilograms (176 pounds) lighter than coupe thanks to the company’s new “Carbo-Triax HP52″ – a carbon fiber-titanium hybrid build. A mere 100 units will be manufactured, each costing a cool €2.28 million ($2.4 million) – and they all have been pre-sold.