New Pagani Huayra Roadster preview image released

New Pagani Huayra Roadster preview image released

Murky preview images show fragments of the Pagani Huayra Roadster; we’ll have to wait until the Geneva motor show to get our first full look

The Pagani Huayra Roadster has been previewed with a third image, released in the run up to the car’s debut at the Geneva motor show in March.

The new picture is of the right rear taillight, showing the back section of the drop-top’s re-designed engine cover. Two previous images showed small details including the centre section of the car’s nose.

The hardtop Huayra is powered by Pagani’s bespoke 6.0-litre twin-turbo V12, producing 730bhp and 738lb ft, and it’s very likely that the Huayra Roadster will share this engine in unaltered form.

Pagani’s previous Roadster, the Zonda Roadster, weighed five kilos more than its hard-top counterpart, so it’s very likely that the Huayra Roadster will closely match the weight of the coupé, at 1350kg.

Company boss Horacio Pagani said of the Huayra Roadster “This is the most complicated project we have ever undertaken”, suggesting the structure has been significantly modified to ensure rigidity.

Pagani released no details with the images, but the Huayra is built at a rate of just 40 per year, so it’s expected that the Huayra Roadster will be built in even smaller numbers, and that it will add to the Huayra’s £666,000 price tag.

The similar power and weight to the standard car means its 3.2sec 0-62mph sprint and 230mph top speed will also be closely matched. 

Pagani’s last unveiling was the Huayra BC at last year’s Geneva motor show.

Source: Car

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