The Pagani Huayra is an already light and powerful car made of carbon fiber and titanium. Now Pagani has introduced the Pagani Huayra BC, which is lighter and more powerful thanks to carbon fiber and titanium.
The new BC drops from 1,350kg for a regular Huayra to 1,218kg. That puts it at 2,685 pounds, which is lighter than any of its top hybrid supercar rivals (just like a Suzuki). In fact, it’s roughly one thousand pounds lighter than a Porsche 918.
And Pagani has gotten 60 more horsepower out of the twin-turbo 6.0 liter AMG V12 mounted behind the driver, totaling 789 hp and 811 lb-ft of torque.
Pagani claims that the car is getting a transmission built from scratch, but it’s still a transverse seven-speed single-clutch automated manual, just as the car has had since 2012. Updates are revised hydraulic actuation, carbon fiber synchros, and faster (75 millisecond) shifts.
Also new for the car is a new electronic rear differential, new tripod axle drive shafts, bespoke forged aluminum suspension components including new uprights, a titanium exhaust that “becomes even more intense and exciting” according to Pagani and sheds 15 pounds from an old Huayra, a big wing at the back, a splitter at the front, all new body panels short of the roof, and a track mode for the traction control.
Did I mention the rear wing? It has one. It is big.
CarScoops reports that “Pagani has developed an entirely new composite material for the Huayra BC which it says is 50 per cent lighter and 20 per cent stronger than carbon fiber,” but has no further details on the mystery material. Pagani’s own press release, however, says the car still uses its carbotanium monocoque with tubular steel front and rear subframes.
EVO reports that the car will go for €2.35 million, or about $2.6 USD. That’s a lot, but only 20 examples will get made. Of course all the cool tech on this car will likely show up in later Huayras, but that’s not the point.
All in all, it’s a very fast, very capable car, only now faster and more capable. When it comes to driver’s cars, light weight always works.
Photo Credits: Pagani
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