The Pagani Huayra is one gorgeous and incredible super Coupe. To make the supercar even better, Pagani is going one better with the Huayra. The Italian exotic car maker is set to release a drop-top version of the Huayra. If you felt that the headroom in the Coupe was too constrained for your liking, the Roadster gives you all the headroom in the world to ensure you enjoy being behind the wheels of your Huayra. According to credible reports, the 2017 Pagani Huayra Roadster was recently unveiled at a private event at the automaker’s factory. Although details about the model are still scanty, we have managed to establish the following:
2017 Pagani Huayra Roadster Exterior
During the private unveiling, Pagani kept reporters away. As such, we have limited information on the supercars exterior looks. However, except for the open roof top, I don’t expect the model’s exterior profile to be significantly different from that of the Coupe.
However, there are reports that the model will use its own chassis, sub-frames as well as a new aerodynamic kit. Further, the reports indicate that the Roadster’s curb weight will weigh 50 kg less than the Coupe which means the Roadster will weigh around 1,300 kg.
It also goes a long way to show the extent the automaker’s design team went to design the Huayra Roadster, as it is unusual for a Roadster to weigh less than the Coupe it is based on.
2017 Pagani Huayra Roadster Interior
The interior styling is a mystery but don’t expect it to vary much from that of the Huayra Coupe. The good thing about the Roadster is that it will offer all the headroom in the world. Expect an excellent crafted cabin.
In fact, Pagani has made a name for itself in crafting some of the most luxurious and exotic cabins in the supercar and hypercar segment. Make sure to check back later for more information.
Engine Specs and performance
The new Roadster will be powered by the same mill that powers the Huayra Coupe. The unit is sourced from Mercedes. The unit is a 6.0 L, AMG bi-turbo M158 V-12 mill which produces 720 hp on the Coupe.
According to credible reports, Pagani will upgrade the engine to produce more power on the Roadster. Due to aerodynamic changes, and increased power output, the model may better the Coupe’s 2.8 seconds run to 62 mph from standstill.
The engine will be paired with a new transmission system as revealed by Pagani; however, the automaker did not give exact details of the change. Its top speed will be slightly lower than the Coupe’s 231 mph.
Price and release date
According to reports, the Roadster will be limited to 100 units just as the Coupe was. Having been already released to buyers at a private event, the model maybe already sold out. The Huayra does not come cheap. The Coupe had a starting price of $1.4 million which means the 2017 Pagani Huayra Roadster will have a starting price of around $1.5 million.
I have never understood why Roadsters cost significantly more than their identical Coupe sisters bearing in mind the only difference is the roof. Pagani has confirmed that the model will be showcased at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance which will be held on 21st August 2016.