The Pagani Huayra Roadster has been officially unveiled ahead of its debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show 2017. This is the Pagani Huayra Roadster, and it’s taken seven years to get here. While the coupe was launched in 2011, it seems that development of the Roadster kicked off back in 2010. Now in 2017, you can see the results of all of that work and planning and it’s magnificent. Production of the Huayra Roadster is limited to 100 vehicles, all are sold.
Like the coupe, which premiered six years ago, the Huayra uses a Mercedes-Benz six-liter V12 engine with twin turbos. It churns out 764 horsepower—more than Lamborghini’s new Aventador—and 740 pound-feet of torque. All that power is surrounded by a body of titanium and carbon fiber. The V12 is paired to the same new seven-speed automated manual transmission engineered and built by Xtrac that’s found in the Huayra BC.
The key design element of the car is the Pagani Huayra Roadster’s roof. There are two options. The first is a lightweight carbon too with a central glass element, similar in style to the Porsche Carrera GT. The second is a fabric and carbon cover which can be installed easily in the event of an emergency. As with its closed-top brethren, the Huayra Roadster is a sight to behold, especially in the display model’s transparent blue carbon fiber finish with an equally impressively detailed three-tone interior.
The suspension assembly is made from a lightweight aluminum alloy, called HiForg, designed specifically for the Huayra Roadster. It achieves a 25% weight saving. Brembo brakes are uprated carbon ceramic (CCM) discs measuring 380×34 mm with 6-piston calipers in the front and 380×34 mm, 4-piston calipers at the rear. Unique Pirelli Piero Corsa’s are also redesigned and allow a lateral force of 1.8 G.
Only 100 Roadsters will be made, all of which have already been spoken for at a base price, excluding local taxes, of 2,280,000 euros or about $2.41 million.