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754 HP Pagani Huayra Roadster Unveiled

Limited edition of 100 already sold out

Ed Tahaney
Feb 15, 2017

The Pagani Huayra Roadster is Horacio Pagani's open-air tribute to the god of wind. If there ever was a drop-top to die for, the Huayra Roadster, which was just revealed ahead of its debut next month at the 2017 Geneva auto show, is probably the one.

"The pursuit of beauty as a fundamental concept, an unbridled work of art, intelligence and open-air passion," founder Horacio Pagani said in a statement.

Here's what we know about the Pagani Huayra Roadster, aside from its gorgeous looks so far. Like the Huayra coupe, the roadster gets a twin-turbo Mercedes-AMG V-12 engine tuned to produce 754 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque -- more than the ultra-limited Huayra BC. The mid-mounted engine is mated to an AMT seven-speed gearbox built by X-Track. Production is limited to just 100 units at roughly $2.4 million a pop (minimum, not including applicable taxes), and the run is already sold out, so no need to keep counting your pennies.

Pagani Huayra Roadster Front 641x453 Photo 2/24   |   Pagani Huayra Roadster Front

The chassis features steel tubes in the front and rear with a Carbo-Titanium and Carbo-Triax HP52 monocoque. The combination of those materials results in "a 52-percent increase in stiffness, at the same weight," according to Pagani. But the roadster doesn't weigh the same as the coupe version. At 2,822 pounds, the new model is 176 pounds lighter than the coupe.

The Huayra roadster gets an aggressive lower grille, wider wheel arches, roll bars, a carbon hard top with glass moonroof, and a soft fabric roof that can be installed quickly.

"If we think of the Huayra Coupe as a personification of elegance and timeless lines, the Huayra Roadster was to be the rebellious sister, shapely and beautiful, but with a sharp edge for those who are careless," said a poetic Pagani, in a release.

Pagani Huayra Roadster Side 641x453 Photo 3/24   |   Pagani Huayra Roadster Side

Its suspension system was designed specifically for the roadster and features a lightweight aluminum alloy, called HiForg.

"This lightened the car by 25 percent, compared to the Huayra coupe, an extraordinary result for a car already considered the paragon in optimizing power-weight ratio," says Pagani.

Brembo carbon ceramic brakes, forged aluminum wheels, with Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires — 21 inches in the rear and 20 inches in the front — complete the pricy package.

Source: Pagani

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