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Pagani Huayra Roadster previewed again, BC power hinted

January 30, 2017

Pagani has revealed a couple of teaser images for the drop-top version of the incredible Huayra supercar, this time revealing some of the engine detailing and a bit of the body.

Pagani used its Facebook page to release the images, which show part of the engine and crazy detailing for the intake plenums, as well as a shot of a camo-themed prototype. What is the engine exactly? It’s a 6.0-litre twin-turbo V12 by AMG, and it is likely to produce the same output as the BC special edition.

The Huayra BC, based on the coupe, was boosted to produce 588kW and 1098Nm, which is up from the standard 543kW and 1000Nm tune. Although Pagani hasn’t specifically confirmed the upped output for the roadster, it seems pretty likely after you read what accompanies the teaser images. Pagani says:

“As we moved forward with the Roadster, we decided to give her a bit more of an edge in order to create a slightly more aggressive shape than the Huayra Coupé… We realised the Pagani Huayra BC was an incredible piece of Engineering so all this technology was built into the Pagani Huayra Roadster…”

From this we can probably assume the Huayra Roadster will develop around 588kW, which would make it one of the most powerful rear-wheel drive convertible production cars in the world. It probably won’t be as quick as the BC though due to some added weight to make the roadster rigid even with no roof. Reports predict it will be around 50kg heavier than the coupe.

The roadster will make its public debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March. Production is expected to be very limited, to around 100 units, and all of them are likely to be snapped up very quickly.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.