The hypercar world, in my opinion, is becoming stale. Manufacturers are pushing hard to create something to get us, petrolheads, excited, but that excitement is short-lived. The designers try their best to think of something that’ll reignite that wow element, but sadly, we’ve seen too much of the same thing already. Therefore, the only option that’s left is to keep old models attractive via updates. That’s what Pagani has done with their flagship model, by introducing the Pagani Huayra Roadster BC.
Don’t Judge A Book By Its Covers
On the outside, there’s not much to talk about. The roof is missing, which explains the roadster attribute, while the flowing body is pure carbon-fiber, instead of aluminum. It’s also worth noting that every panel is Huayra Roadster BC specific.
But, the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover” fully applies here because there’s been some stuff going on under the skin. The elegant body beautifully hides the all-new carbon-fiber and titanium monocoque and reworked aerodynamics. The whole operation helps keep the weight down to 2755 lb. Impressive, considering it’s a roadster.
The limited-run Huayra Roadster BC features a completely new engine, courtesy of Mercedes-AMG. It’s still the glorious bi-turbo 6 liter V12, but with more grunt, while the brand-new titanium exhaust lets it scream. Compared to the Huayra Roadster, the BC edition V12 gives out 39 hp and 37 lb-ft more, equating to 791 hp and 774 lb-ft. The drivetrain remains a seven-speed paddle-shift operated gearbox which supplies power to the rear wheels.
Speaking of the wheels, they are also new and lighter. Stopping the Huayra Roadster BC from full tilt are massive six-piston calipers on the front and four pistons on the rear, which squeeze the massive lightweight carbon-ceramic disks. The whole wheel assembly on the BC hangs from the tried and proven electronically controlled dampers, giving you that planted feeling.
The Huayra Roadster BC Interior Is Same Old Same Old
Moving on into the driver’s office, Pagani’s interior department is always on the top of their game. Lots of carbon-fiber, aluminum, wood, and leather are always welcome in a top-dollar hypercar, which is exactly what the Huayra Roadster BC has.
The signature exposed gated shifter is beautifully made out of polished wood and metal. I love the fact that the shifter mechanism is completely visible. It just shows how proud Pagani is about their work. Pair that with an abundance of carbon-fiber and you get a stunning center console, sandwiched between two all-new leather bucket seats.
The dash is also full-carbon fiber, while the multi-function steering wheels is a blend of carbon and Alcantara. The interesting thing is that the Alcantara portion forces you to keep your hands in the perfect driving position. One thing that caught my eye is the Roadster BC embroidery on the leather door panels.
As if the run-of-the-mill Huayra isn’t expensive enough, the price tag on the Roadster BC is $4.1 million, which is just insane. Another interesting thing is the fact that it had a digital debut in the popular CSR Racing 2 Android game, ahead of its Concourse d’Elegance debut at the Monterey Car Week.
I’m a bit biased towards the pointless side of models like the Huayra Roadster BC. I’m not in the on the limited-run on a limited-run on a limited-run of cars. It doesn’t make sense, at least not looking at it from the way of a driver. A car belongs on the road, not in storage.