The name of the car comes from Benny Caiola, a man who the company says inspired Horacio Pagani over the years. He was also the first customer to ever buy a Pagani Automobile. The Huayra BC is not the 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. On the outside, the Huayra BC is easily recognizable in a crowd from other Huayras. Pagani 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 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 789 hp and 811 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 percent 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 says is the lightest and most effective suspension ever utilized in a “high-performance vehicle.” A savings of 25 percent 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 both on the track and road.