In the three years since the Pagani Huayra made its debut, Pagani has been a little gun shy on building special-edition models of the supercar. It was a far departure from the Huarya’s predecessor, the Zonda , which had its fair share of special edition models. But according to Autoblog, that’s about to change because Pagani is already planning to build a roadster version of the Huayra, and its coming in the next 24 months.
It’s still not a special-edition model like the ones the Zonda had, but it does give the Huayra that sort of variety it’s been missing since making its debut in 2011. Pagani spokesman Luca Venturi confirmed the company’s plans, and while he stopped short of spilling all the beans about the Huayra Roadster , all signs seem to point to the car receiving the same mechanical features as its coupe counterpart.
So if you’re wondering, there’s a good chance that the Huayra Roadster will come with the same AMG -sourced 6.0-liter, twin-turbo, V-12 engine that produces 730 horsepower. A seven-speed, sequential transmission is also expected to be part of the mechanical framework of the supercar , as is the likelihood of a folding hard-top like the one we saw on the Zonda Roadster that debuted back in 2005.
It’s a welcome development for fans of the Pagani Huayra and that includes us. We still held out hope that something like a Huayra Roadster was in the pipeline even if it became apparent that Pagani wasn’t in a rush to build one. But now that there’s confirmation of it, we’ll definitely keep an eye on its development.
We’re just hoping that the two-year timeframe is accurate, because like everybody else, we’ve already waited for the Pagani Huayra Roadster long enough.
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Why it Matters
The Pagani brand, much like the other heavy-hitters in the auto industry (Bentley, Rolls Royce, Bugatti, etc.) do not change much. Change for them is like doing a 180-degree turn with a half-mile-long barge, it takes some time and persistence. However, this does show that Pagani is listening to its fans and responding to please them. This may also spell the beginning of a run of special-edition Huayra models in the coming years.
Named after the "God of Wind" in the Incan language of Quechua, the Pagani Huayra was the brainchild of the Horacio Pagani, a man known for introducing the Zonda to the auto world.
The Huayra is based around a carbon-titanium monocoque and uses exotic metals in its construction. Even the way carbon fiber sheets are woven is unique to Pagani. Then comes the intricate layering process where the weave off the material is matched on every part made. Likewise, the interior of the car is nothing short of an art gallery. The materials you touch and feel are all real. There is leather, aluminum, magnesium, titanium and what have you. Even the key is milled out of a solid block of aluminum.
Power comes in the form of an AMG-sourced, 6.0-liter V-12 with twin-turbochargers that produce a staggering 730 horsepower and 1.000 Nm (737 pound-feet) of torque. The engine is built specifically for the Huayra. No other car in world uses the same engine or its components. The top speed of this massive thing of beauty is way above 200 mph and the sprint from 0 to 60 mph is done in under 3 seconds.