Feel the God of Wind in your hair with the 754bhp Pagani Huayra Roadster

The long-awaited convertible version of the Pagani Huayra has been revealed ahead of its Geneva debut next month. The 754bhp ‘carbotanium’ titan defies convention by weighing 80kg less than its hard-topped counterpart, thanks primarily to knowledge gleaned from the hardcore ‘BC’ model…

Pagani panache

When removing the roof, we’re pleased to report that the Huayra has lost none of its signature Pagani outrageousness — if anything, the subtle aesthetic changes, such as the gills on the rear deck, flared rear headlights, and elongated nose, have added to the 2.3m-euro hypercar’s menace. If the changes above the surface are minimal, those under are far more significant. The twin turbocharged 6.0-litre V12 has been reworked to produce 754bhp (34bhp up on the coupé) and 738ft-lb of torque, while the use of a lighter gearbox and suspension system, an ultra-stiff ‘Carbo-Triax’ monocoque, and the brand’s patented 'carbotanium’ bodywork make for a 1,280kg dry weight, an impressive 80kg less than the coupé. The conventional side-opening doors, as opposed to the hardtop’s ‘Gullwings’, might be a point of contention, but the scarcely believable headline figures surely compensate. Suffice to say, all 100 Huayra Roadsters — which will be delivered with either a carbon-fibre and glass or stowable fabric roof — have already been allocated to their lucky new owners. 

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