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The Pagani Huayra Roadster Will Be Based On The Hardcore Huayra BC

Every new detail we learn about the Pagani Huayra Roadster is getting us more excited about its reveal at Geneva.

The Pagani Huayra Roadster is set to debut at this year’s Geneva Motor Show in March, but so far we know very little. We know it will be a very advanced feat of engineering, but we expect nothing less from Pagani. Ahead of its debut, Pagani has shown the most revealing teaser photo of the droptop hypercar yet, though that’s not saying much. It is, however, our first official look at the Pagani Huayra Roadster in full after a series of close-up panel shots.

Of course, Pagani still isn't revealing much. The Roadster shown in the photo is covered in camouflage and shrouded in darkness and blurring effects, but it does appear to have a solid roof as opposed to fabric. It’s the accompanying statement that’s got our attention, however. We expected the Roadster to be based on the standard Huayra coupe. This would mean you would get Pagani’s AMG-built 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12, which produces 720 horsepower and 811 lb-ft of torque. But this is Pagani - a car company that doesn’t do things by halves. "We realized the Pagani Huayra BC was an incredible piece of Engineering so all this technology was built into the Pagani Huayra Roadster," company founder Horacio Pagani said.

Yes, you read that right: the Huayra Roadster will be based on the hardcore BC, which had an increased power output of 789 hp. Pagani hasn’t specified the power output of the Roadster, but you can expect it to match, or possibly even exceed, the BC, which would make it one of the most powerful RWD convertibles in the world. The BC also only weighed 1,218 kg, but it’s fair to assume that the Roadster variant won’t be quite as light due to the engineering required to make the roofless Huayra rigid. Whether the roof will be automatically retractable or have removable hard panels remains unknown. It’s already sounding like Pagani is onto another winner here.

More will be revealed when Geneva opens its doors in March, but production of the Huayra Roadster is expected to be limited to around 100 units – don’t be surprised if they have already been snapped up.

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