“A tremendous science and design challenge”, that’s how Pagani Automobili has dubbed its forthcoming Huayra BC Roadster. After being spied testing last year, the open top version of the hardcore Huayra BC finally has its first official teaser released, which instantly indicates an imminent debut.
The Italian marque posted on its Facebook page a picture of the Huayra BC Roadster wrapped in black sheets. The comprehensive cover and lack of lighting hides all the details of the hypercar. What’s clear is that the headlights of the vehicle are on. So basically, nothing new is revealed here, except for the epithet we mentioned earlier.
Now let’s evaluate how “tremendous” the forthcoming Huayra BC Roadster is. Firstly, it’s worth noting that as Pagani’s feat of design and engineering, the Huayra Roadster was made to be lighter than the Huayra (1,280 kg versus 1,350 kg), and it’s the first convertible to be lighter than its coupe counterpart. The adaption of the roofless structure certainly required hard work as many parts of the vehicle needed to be heavily modified.
Secondly, we have the Huayra BC which jumped from the road-going to track-oriented territory in a tremendous way. Coming as an excellent track toy, the BC packs special materials to make it an even lighter machine. Tipping the scales at 1,199 kilograms, it’s even lighter than the Huayra Roadster thanks to its carbon triax construction which is claimed to be much lighter and stronger than the regular carbon fiber.
We don’t know yet how light the Huayra BC Roadster is, but the fact that its coupe sibling could trim down weight that much, the new BC Roadster should indeed be about as “tremendous” as claimed. The 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 engine that develops 745 hp and 811 lb-ft of torque is also expected to be improved for the upcoming hypercar.
According to reports, Pagani will build only 100 BC Roadsters, so only that number of customers will be entitled to own the high-performance vehicle. Of course they won’t be just common car buyers, but the wealthiest ones. Because the open-top hypercar will most likely costs more than $2.55 million, which is the price of the BC track car.