Here’s our first unobstructed view of the new Pagani Huayra Roadster, revealed ahead of its formal introduction at next month’s Geneva Motor Show.
The new Pagani Huayra Roadster comes with two roof options, the first comprising of a light carbon hardtop with a central glass element that gives it a similar appearance to the coupe, and the other, a fabric and carbon cover which can be “easily” stored inside the car.
Pagani says the Roadster is more than just a Huayra with the top chopped off, claiming that a whole lot of engineering went into developing the car, culminating with a 6% or 80kg reduction in weight over the coupe at 1,280kg while also increasing torsional rigidity, achieved through the use of new composite materials.
The new Roadster will come with an upgraded version of the Mercedes-AMG M158 6.0-litre V12 engine producing 562kW. 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 company also added new Brembo carbon ceramic brakes and tires specifically developed with Pirelli. The updated suspension uses a new lightweight aluminium alloy, called HiForg, also designed specifically for the Roadster, helping reduce weight by 25 per cent over the coupe. Another unique touch is the re-worked ESP that offers five distinct driving modes: Wet, Comfort, Sport, Race and ESC Off.
Only 100 Roadsters will be made, all of which have already been spoken for at a base price, excluding local taxes, of €2.28 million or about $3.14 million.
Stay tuned for more shots of the Pagani Huayra Roadster from the Geneva Motor Show.