Here’s Your Chance to Own the First Pagani Huayra Roadster!
The Pagani Huayra Roadster is one hell of a car, and what makes it all the more special is that it is limited to just 100 units worldwide. The Huayra Roadster is based on the Huayra coupe and includes one huge improvement - unlimited headroom. Now, the very first example, chassis No. 001, is up for sale on James Edition. You can have it to call your own, assuming, of course, that you’re not afraid to ask how much the seller wants for it.
2018 Pagani Huayra Gyrfalcon
Pagani dropped a surprise at “The Quail — A Motorsport Gathering” event over the weekend when it unveiled the latest special edition Huayra Roadster, called the Gyrfalcon. Named after the White Gyrfalcon, the largest of all falcon species, the Huayra Roadster lives up to its namesake with a color scheme that matches the majestic colors of the bird of prey. The Pagani Huayra Gyrfalcon is a one-off model, and there’s a good chance that it already has an owner.
You Can Buy a Pagani Huayra Roadster for $25k a Month
Unveiled in early 2017, five years after Pagani debuted the coupe model, the Huayra Roadster is arguably one of the most spectacular supercar you can see on the road today. However, because only 100 were built, spotting one outside supercar meetings is as difficult as it gets. And buying one is equally hard, not only because they cost $2.4 million before options, but mostly because all 100 units are already accounted for. But if you missed your chance back in 2017, Putnam Leasing has a deal for you. As weird as it may sound, you can buy a Huayra Roadster through a car lease program with only $25,339 per month.
It’s been more than a year since the Pagani Huayra Roadster was released and now we’re getting our first glimpse at the Huayra BC Roadster – the lighter, more powerful, go-faster version of the Huayra with unlimited headroom. These are the first spy shots we’ve had the pleasure of seeing and we don’t think that’s it’s quite ready for production yet. Keep reading to see more shots and learn a little more about it.
All Pagani Huayra BC And Huayra Roadster in America Are Being Recalled
Recalls happen all the time in the auto industry. What’s rare is when the automaker that’s doing the recall is a niche Italian supercar brand that’s known more for building some of the most gorgeous cars on the planet. But alas, strange things happen in this strange business, which is why, of all auto brands in the world, Pagani is recalling all 2017 MY Huayra BC and Huayra Roadster supercars in the U.S. All 16 of them.
Because Supercars Aren’t Enough, Pagani Just Invented Its Own Fabric
Pagani is known as an Italian automaker that’s responsible for giving us the Zonda and Huayra supercars. Now, it’s taking its influence to a new level with what’s called the Pagani Fabric, a new and innovative material that was created through a combination of technical fabric and high elastic modulus carbon fiber components. In other words, it’s a sophisticated material that Pagani plans to use as the soft top roof of the Huayra Roadster.
The Gift That Keeps On Giving: A New One-Off Pagani Zonda Is On The Horizon
Just when you thought it was safe to assume that the Pagani Zonda will now get to rest in peace, those assumptions are once again getting thrown out of whack because a new one-off Zonda is about to be unveiled. At this point, thinking of the Zonda as a departed model has turned into a futile exercise. It’ll always be around for as long as there’s someone out there willing to pay for an opportunity to get one. That seems to be the case with this new one-off Zonda, which comes to us by way of Pagani and Russian tuner TopCar.
Judging by the visible presence of TopCar’s shark logo in the photos, this particular one-off Zonda appears to be some sort of collaboration between the Italian automaker and the Russian tuning company that’s known in the new world for some racy exotic tunes in the past. The full details on the nature of the build have yet to be revealed, but the project itself has been billed as an “original car,” suggesting, it seems, that this particular Zonda is a new model and not a reconfiguration of an existing model like the three other one-off Zondas that have already made their debuts this year. Regardless of its roots, this new one-off Zonda will live up to the legacy of its one-off predecessors as a bonafide head-turner. It already looks the part of a legitimate one-off, and at this point, the only thing it needs now is a fancy nickname.
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You Can Now Configure The Pagani Huayra Roadster Of Your Dreams
As expected, the Pagani Huayra Roadster made a heck of an impression at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. It came with a revised design that featured, among other things, a new fascia, two removable roof panels, and nacelles behind each seat. It also featured a Mercedes-AMG-sourced 6.0-liter biturbo V-12 engine that pumps out 752 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque. Most of all, even with the Roadster configuration, it still managed to shed off 176 pounds compared to the coupe, thanks in large part to the abundance of carbon fiber and titanium used in the car. Knowing all of this makes the Huayra Roadster a must-have supercar. And no more is that true than with Pagani’s claim that all 100 units of the supercar are already spoken for, leaving the rest of us peasants with nothing more than an online configurator to turn our dreams of owning one into (virtual) reality.
On the contrary, the online configurator is actually a very good thing, because not a lot of us have $2.4 million to spend on the car. Luckily the alternative is rather fun, especially since it costs about as much as the oxygen that you’re inhaling right now.
Like most online configurators, the one for the Huayra Roadster is easy to navigate. You can pick from as many as 20 different color schemes, each having its own appeal. There’s also a choice of four different wheels and three interior trims, all of which you can mix and match to create the Huayra Roadster of your dreams.
Apparently, Pagani even keeps track of those who play with the online configurator, ranking the combinations that were used depending on popularity. At the moment, everybody seems to be on the hook for the Blu Francia-colored Huayra Roadster, which occupies the top four spots in the leaderboard of sorts. That’s hardly a surprising turn of events because it’s the same color Pagani used on the press shots of the supercar. The top combination not only makes use of the Blue Francia paint, but it also comes with Transparent Black Mamba gloss exterior, Black alloy wheels, and a Black interior trim.
Are you in favor of this combination for the Huayra Roadster, or are you digging the convertible supercar in another garb? Go to the online configurator and find out.
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2018 Pagani Huayra Roadster
Pagani debuted the Huayra in 2012 as the replacement for the aging Zonda, despite the fact that the manufacturer continued to roll out special edition Zondas through 2014. The Huayra name may sound odd at first, but it is based on the God of the wind, Wayra Tata, from the era of the Inca empire. The Huayra coupe was limited to only 100 units and has been sold out since 2015, but since then, Pagani has launched the hardcore BC version and a handful of unique, bespoke models. In 2017, Pagani introduced the Huayra Roadster, a drop-top with bespoke chassis and features.
Reports of a roadster version started circulating shortly after the coupe debuted, with initial reports claiming a release was planned for 2016. That obviously didn’t happen, but the Italian firm confirmed that the open-top supercar will make its global debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March. Come February and the Huayra Roadster unveiled itself to the world.
Unlike other supercars in this expensive niche, the Huayra Roadster isn’t just a hacked-up coupe. Instead, the Italian manufacturer prepared a healthy power increase, made it lighter than the coupe, and gave it a revised chassis with bespoke settings. Granted, the Huayra is already expensive, so it’s only natural to ask yourself whether the Roadster is awesome enough to warrant its massive price tag? Find out more about that in the review below.
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The Pagani Zonda may no longer be in production, but to this day, it’s still regarded as one of the fiercest modern-day exotics in the world. Throughout its life, the Zonda received numerous special edition iterations, including the 760LM Roadster, a bare, carbon-fiber bodied, one-off exclusive that Pagani built to pay homage to Le Mans. Yes, that’s what the LM in “760LM” stands for.
In any event, the owner of this incredibly rare Zonda recently took the supercar out on the track to show its mettle. Since it runs on a 7.3-liter V-12 engine, expectations are that the Zonda 760LM Roadster is bonafide track monster. As the video clearly captures, it’s certainly that…and a whole lot more.
In between the blistering lap runs and the incredible cackling of that massive V-12, the Zonda 760LM Roadster is shown in full bloom. A lime green Lamborghini Gallardo even accompanied the car on the track and it might as well have been invincible. That’s the kind of presence the one-off Zonda commanded in its run on the track. Heck, even a sudden downpour couldn’t stop the car, or at least its driver, from running roughshod over the track. That’s dedication to the highest extent possible. The video is close to four minutes long, but it’s still worth watching in its entirety.
As a refresher, the Zonda 760LM Roadster has an output of 760 horsepower, enough to justify its one-off billing.
Now that Pagani has sold its allotment of 100 Huayra supercars (although Mr. Pagani might build you one more if you ask nicely and have plenty of cash), the company has begun work on its next model. The Huayra Roadster is slated to debut in 2016 and will be built at a new, larger factory, not even 200 meters away from Pagani’s current facility near Modena, Italy.
Speaking with Netherlands’ De Telegraaf Autovisie, Pagani spokesman Luca Venturi said the new factory will open in September, with a capacity of between 200 and 300 cars per year. That’s quite a jump from Pagani’s current output, which is normally in the low double digits. Despite the new factory’s larger capacity, the Huayra Roadster will also be limited to 100 units to maintain exclusivity. But, the new factory could have broader implications for the Huayra’s replacement.
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We’ve all heard it before — the manual gearbox is going the way of the dodo. Automatic transmission technology is so good nowadays, many of the best performance carmakers in the world are ditching the clutch pedal for paddles.
However, that’s not a problem for the wealthy. Case in point – this one-off Pagani. Its owner spilled enough cash to provoke the Italian automaker into creating a row-your-own version of its inimitable Zonda 760. Not only that, it’s a roadster.
Giving us an intimate look at this unique hypercar is none other than Shmee150, who caught the vehicle on his HD camcorder at Topaz Detailing in London as it underwent a protective film treatment in preparation for delivery.
This thing is beyond gorgeous. The carbon-fiber bodywork is in a mesmerizing deep blue finish, the enormous snorkel that feeds the mid-mounted engine sits just above the seats, and every detail of the aero is correct and accounted for, from the front canards to the broad rear wing.
If you had the money, what car would you bless with a manual transmission? Given an unlimited budget, I’d have to choose the McLaren P1. Something about dropping the clutch on 900 horsepower just sounds so right. I’d also chop the top. I don’t care if it screws up the downforce and drag figures – if you’re going to mess with the best, you might as well go whole hog.
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Of the many problems there are to worry about in life, not knowing how to remove the hardtop from a Pagani Zonda 760 Roadster would be a nice one to have. But if you ever do have the pleasure of crossing paths with one of these ultra-rare hypercars, Schmee150 has just released a video showing exactly what it takes to open up the Zonda’s closed cockpit to the elements.
This particular Zonda is reportedly a one-off creation, and it was visiting the London detailing shop to have protective film applied to its blue carbon-fiber body panels. Although the roof panel is super lightweight, made of just carbon fiber and only slightly more fabric than your typical loincloth, it still requires two people for its removal in order to not damage the engine’s snorkel intake, which sits just about the roofline.
After covering up the air intake and opening up the rear clamshell engine cover – an amazing process in itself – then it’s time to get to work taking the top off. There are a total of 12 snaps that hold the rear cloth portion of the roof in the place, while a center latch and two rotating clasps on each B-pillar keep the carbon fiber secured.
This roof-removal demonstration took about 90 seconds from start to finish, which means that it would likely take less time to get this car up to its top speed of well over 200 mph (several times over) than it would to get this Pagani to go topless.
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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The Pagani Zonda made its official debut in 1999 and was in production until 2011. In those 12 years, the Zonda was offered in a number of different variants, with three different Mercedes-AMG sourced engines. The first model was dubbed the Zonda C12, and it debuted at the 1999 Geneva Auto Show. It was offered with a 6.0-liter AMG engine, but that wasn’t good enough, and three years later, Pagani released the Zonda S 7.3 – a better interpretation of the Zonda C12 with an AMG 7.3-liter engine. Just one year later, Pagani released the 2003 Zonda Roadster.
The Zonda Roadster shared most of its components with the Zonda S 7.3 that came before it, but it had the ability to go topless should its owner want to feel the breeze. The car was made possible thanks to a new central monocoque structure that was made entirely of carbon. Thanks to this monocoque, the car had optimal structural rigidity, even with the top removed. The overall design allowed for a dry weight of just 2,821 pounds, which wasn’t bad at the time. To give you an idea of the significance of that weight, the 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder tipped the scales at 3,351 pounds.
There was a total of 40 examples of the Pagani Roadster built. Each model was also different, as customers were allowed to specify things like materials and finishes according to their individual tastes. So, with that said, let’s take a look at a little piece of Pagani history.
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