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2018 Pagani Huayra Roadster

2018 Pagani Huayra Roadster

The highly-anticipated drop-top is set to debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show

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.

Keep reading to learn more about the 2018 Pagani Huayra Roadster.

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Video: Pagani Zonda Cinque Chases its Own Tail in China, Genuine or Kit Car?

Video: Pagani Zonda Cinque Chases its Own Tail in China, Genuine or Kit Car?

China has really become quite the unexpected hotbed of supercars and this next one is very surprising. Someone has caught a video of a Pagani Zonda Cinque doing a number of donuts outside of the Chinese Supercar Club. Keep in mind the rarity of the Cinque... There were only five of them ever built – yeah, f-i-v-e – and each one costs €1.3 million ($1,631,760) at the current exchange rates). We would be damned if we had one of those five and were out in in the rain, let alone doing donuts in the rain.

Then again, is this really a true Cinque? It’s honestly really hard to tell, as the camera is too far away. The exhaust tone sounds almost identical to every other Cinque video that we have seen, but the engine just doesn’t seem as quick to respond as others we have seen. Then again, the driver may just be feathering the accelerator lightly.

You be the judge by checking out the above video. If it is the real deal, this is the unicorn of all car videos. If it is a kit car – remember, China pretty much invented knocking off high-end sports cars – then it is one hell of a knock off, but it is still a complete fail...

What do you think, real or fake? Let us know in the comments.

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Last Pagani Zonda F Roadster On Its Way

Last Pagani Zonda F Roadster On Its Way

The Pagani Zonda Roadster F made its debut at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show. It was similar to the coupe version, except that it featured a removable carbon fiber roof and canvas side curtains. It was made very clear by Horatio Pagani at that time that it would only be built in 25 units and, unfortunately, the day has come when the final unit has been pieced together.

The last Pagani Zonda F Roadster unit features a full on carbon fiber body colored in purple and black. The interior takes the drama a bit further with pink leather and carbon trim.

Under the hood, the Zonda F Roadster features the same 7.3 liter Mercedes-Benz AMG V12 engine that delivers a total of 680 HP. The hypercar weighs only 2711 lbs and makes the 0 to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds. Top speed halts at an impressive 214 mph.

Now that Pagani has closed the chapter on the Zonda F, they will switch their focus to the new Huayra, and all of its intended variations.

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2011 Pagani Zonda F Roadster Clubsport Final Edition

2011 Pagani Zonda F Roadster Clubsport Final Edition

The release of Pagani’s new supercar - the Huayra - prompted an immediate memory loss of their previous beast, the Pagani Zonda F. However, the Zonda was not going to go down without a fight and SuperVettura Sales Ltd. in the UK is making sure of that with the new Zonda F Roadster Clubsport Final Edition - number 24 of the original 25 Zonda F Roadster models built back in 2006.

The Pagani Zonda F Clubsport Roadster "Final Edition" will be distinguished by a full visible carbon fiber body dressed in black, followed by grey hide for the interior. Some of the original features of the Zonda F were retained such as the folding roof with central carbon fiber spine and the lower canvas areas. The best tool kept from the original model is the 7.3 Liter naturally aspirated AMG engine mated to a manual transmission that together deliver a total of 650 hp.

If anyone is interested in purchasing this one of a kind vehicle, then they’d better break open more than just a few piggy banks. This beauty is currently selling for $2,300,000, which is well worth it considering its exclusivity.

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Horacio Pagani sets release of Huayra Roadster by 2014

Horacio Pagani sets release of Huayra Roadster by 2014

When the Pagani Huayra first took our breath away at the Geneva Motor Show, our first thoughts were about what we’d have to do to make enough money to buy this Italian hyperbeast. When we realized that we’d probably have to hit the lottery to be able to afford the Huayra, we immediately shifted our focus from starstruck fan to professional journalist and began to wonder if a roadster version of the Huayra will be released in the future.

Turns out, according to Horacio Pagani himself, it’s not a question of ’if’ as it is a question of ’when’.

In an interview with Autoblog Argentina, the man behind Pagani Automobili bared the company’s plans of building a drop-top Huayra. When asked if there was going to be a future Huayra roadster, Pagani answered in so simple terms: "Yes, surely there will be a model Huayra Roadster in approximately three years."

So there you have it, folks. While we’re not all that surprised to find out that a Huayra roadster is going to be in the production block soon, it still helps to get confirmation straight from the horse’s mouth.

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Pagani Zonda HH goes to David Heinemeier Hansson

Pagani Zonda HH goes to David Heinemeier Hansson

When Pagani unveiled the Zonda HH earlier this month, everyone wondered what the "HH" stood for. Now we have the answer. The HH just happens to stand for its owner, David Heinemeier Hansson in Chicago. Of course, now the big question is, who is David Heinemeier Hansson?

Unless you are as computer addicted as we are, you probably have never heard of the guy before a few seconds ago. This man is a 30 year-old software guru. He created the Ruby on Rails web development framework and is a partner at a software development firm called 37signals. Unfortunately for Mr. HH, he will only be able to enjoy his precious ride during his vacations in Italy since the Pagani Zonda HH cannot be imported to the USA.

As a reminder, the Zonda HH will be powered by a Mercedes-Benz AMG V12 engine that produces over 680 horsepower that’s similar to the output of Pagani’s other super machine, the Zonda Cinque. As for the materials found on this one-off machine, they include a carbon titanium tub, a ceramic-titanium exhaust, and a carbon-ceramic braking that will make the Zonda HH even lighter – somewhere in the neighborhood of 30% - than the standard Zonda.

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2010 Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster

2010 Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster

The Italian super car manufacturer who relies on Mercedes Benz for their power plants, Pagani, has just unleashed an all new roadster version of the stunning Zonda R. The new Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster, as it is known, will be a very valuable commodity, limited to only 5 units priced at 1.3 million Euro each.

Behind the driver’s head in the Pagani Cinque Roadster is a hand built twin turbocharged AMG V12 engine that makes 678 HP. That tremendous amount of power lets the rocket ship inspired vehicle to sprint to 60 MPH from a standstill in just 3.4 seconds and hit 200 km/h in under ten seconds and it won’t stop until it reaches a top speed of 217 MPH.

As the coupe version, the roadster features a ceramic-coated titanium exhaust system, the same magnesium/aluminum rims and the same magnesium/titanium suspension.

Press release after the jump.

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