The Pagani Huyra BC arrives as a hardcore Huayra with more power, less weight and a £2.18 million price tag. Just 20 being built.
The Pagani Huayra is already a spectacular supercar, although it’s overshadowed by the current triumvirate of hypercars – the Ferrari LaFerrari, Porsche 918 and McLaren P1 – and can’t perform like a Koenigsegg.
But there is a delicacy to the Huayra that makes it appealing, and its daft price tag ensures it’s a seller to the extremely wealthy, who like the bragging rights and the ‘Supercar Poster’ looks.
But now there’s a new Huayra, the Pagani Huayra BC, which takes its name from Pagani’s first customer – Benny Caiola – and is, in many ways, a successor to the Zonda R, except the Huayra BC is a fully road legal car despite its ‘to the extreme’ ethos.
Pagani has taken the V12 AMG engine that powers the regular Huayra and boosted output to 789bhp and torque to 811lb/ft in the BC, and at the same time has also managed to cut weight by 132kg.
The weight drop has been achieved with new AP forged alloys, a titanium exhaust, new carbon fibre mix and tweaks to the suspension.
To add to the additional power and weight loss, the Huayra BC also gets aerodynamic tweaks, and Pagani claim almost every panel on the BC has been modified to make it slippier and increase downforce.
Finally, there’s a new seven-speed automated manual gearbox from Xtrac, which is not only 40 per cent lighter, but manages changes twice as quickly.
Pagani hasn’t revealed performance figures for the Huayra BC, but it wouldn’t be surprising if the raft of changes make it capable of 62mph in 3.0 seconds or less, and the other improvements make it much more effective on track.
It seems all 20 Huayra BCs are already sold, despite a UK price tag of around £2.18 million (inc VAT). But you can bet your boots Pagani are planning the Huayra BC Roadster (at around £2.5 million), so if you desperately want a BC you’d better give Horacio a call and grab a Roadster. Soon.
The Pagani Huayra BC will get its public debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Skow next week.