We’ve been waiting for quite some time, but we’re finally being graced with the unveiling of the Pagani Huayra BC. The name of the car comes from Benny Caiola, a man who the revealing press release says inspired Horacio Pagani over the years. He was also the first customer to ever buy a Pagani Automobile.
The Huayra BC is not just any normal Huayra. It comes in as the most technologically advanced one yet, welcoming a fine selection of new features that will be used in future Pagani vehicles. When putting the car together, there were specific areas of development and goals that Pagani wanted to focus on. These were:
- Create the lightest, globally homologated, Hypercar.
- Develop chassis and suspension systems that are derived from motorsport to deliver dynamic and secure car, fast and fun, that retains the comfort typical of a Pagani.
- Develop a completely new AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) paying particular attention to both the performance and comfort, without compromising the weight and balance of the car.
On the outside, the Huayra BC is easily recognizable in a crowd from other Huayra. The press release notes that it “has been completely redesigned and except for the roof does not share a single body panel with the Huayra Coupé.” Changes include exposed carbon fiber, new front end, side skirts, rear diffuser and massive rear wing. Of course, the inside of the Huayra BC is just as impressive as you’d expect from Pagani.
Powering the car is a twin-turbo V12 engine that has been exclusively developed for Pagani by Mercedes-AMG. It creates over 750 hp and 737 lb-ft of torque. This engine is mated to a seven-speed automated manual transmission (AMT). Pagani states that the weight of the gearbox, including a brand new electronic active differential, is just about 40% lighter when compared to the dual-clutch of the current generation Huayra.
While the power is most certainly there, so is a drive that handles well. A new bespoke suspension system was installed, which Pagani states to be the lightest and most effective suspension ever utilized in a “hi-performance vehicle.” A savings of 25% in weight was accomplished through HiForg, a lightweight aeronautic aluminum alloy. Along with the suspension, the Brembo brakes, Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires and Bosch ESP system (“Comfort”, “Sport” and “Track” driving modes”) work together to create a ride that will deliver on both the track and road.
The Huayra BC is a great look into what Pagani will introduce to the world in the near future, and it’s made me quite excited. Stay with us for the latest from Pagani as it’s released.