This Is The New Pagani Huayra Roadster In All Its Open Top Glory

Here’s our first completely unobstructed view of the new Pagani Huayra Roadster, revealed ahead of its formal introduction at next month’s Geneva Motor Show.

As with its closed-top brethren, the Huayra Roadster is a sight to behold, especially in the display model’s transparent blue carbon fiber finish with an equally impressively detailed three-tone interior.

Pagani says the Roadster is more than just a Huayra with a top chopped off, claiming that a whole lot of engineering went into developing the car, culminating with a 6 % or 80kg (176 pounds) reduction in weight over the coupe at 1,280kg (2,822 pounds) while also increasing torsional flexional rigidity. This was largely achieved through the use of new composite materials.

Furthermore, the Roadster comes with an upgraded version of the Mercedes-AMG M158 6.0-liter V12 engine producing 764PS (754hp) at 6,200rpm and peak torque of “over 1,000Nm” (737.5 lb-ft) available from 2,400 rpm. The V12 is paired to the same new seven-speed automated manual transmission engineered and built by Xtrac that’s found in the Huayra BC.

The company also made changes to the suspension that uses a new lightweight aluminum alloy, called HiForg, which was designed specifically for the Roadster, helping reduce weight by 25 per cent over the coupe.

New Brembo carbon ceramic brakes with 380×34 mm discs and 6-piston calipers in the front, and 380×34 mm discs, 4-piston calipers at the rear provide stopping power, while Pagani worked with Pirelli to develop a specific tire for the Roadster (20 inches front, 21 inches at the back) that display the company’s founder initials “HP” on the shoulder. Another unique touch is the re-worked ESP that offers five distinct driving modes: Wet, Comfort, Sport, Race and ESC Off.

Pagani has developed two types of roof for the Roadster, the first comprising of a light carbon hard top with a central glass element that gives it a similar appearance to a coupe, and the other, a fabric and carbon cover can be “easily” stored inside of Huayra Roadster. The exotic automaker did not say nor does it show how the doors open in any of the press pictures, so we’ll have to wait for that bit of info.

Only 100 Roadsters will be made, all of which have already been spoken for at a base price, excluding local taxes, of 2,280,000 euros or about $2.41 million.

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  • Honda NSX-R

    One question: Does it have conventional doors or not?

    • Kaisuke971

      Looks like they’re teasing us by putting only pics with the doors closed. My bet is on a dihedral mechanism, revealed on the Geneva stand.

      • JohnCarscoop

        I think it has conventional doors – the press release says: “From the very beginning, the Huayra Roadster door design followed in the tradition of the Mercedes-Benz models of the 1950’s, specifically the gullwing doors of the 300-SL, and its Roadster variant featuring conventional doors. In the end, the design closely follows in the tradition of Pagani – the vehicle best represented in the Huayra Roadster design: the Zonda Cinque Roadster.”

        • Kaisuke971

          Oh that’s a bit of a let down. The car looks more like a space shift than ever before, thought Horacio would top it off with something cool

  • Mill0048

    Beautiful car, but boy do those rear quarter panels look odd from certain angles, like the lead image. What a great color too!

  • annon

    kinda wondering where the hardtop goes when taken off, from the pics don’t see much room in the front, especially with those flaps?, apart from that…looks pretty damn cool IMO, still prefer the Zonda Cinque though

    • JohnCarscoop

      You get 2 tops, the hardtop goes into your garage, while the fabric one can be stored in the car per Pagani

      • annon

        aahh OK, thanks for the clarification John,

  • Shtekeris

    Beautiful, amazing, stunning, unique, epic… Wow, nice

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Cinque FOREVER!!!

  • nastinupe

    Fap Fap Fap Fap Fap Fap Fap

  • An Existing Person

    Pagani managed to make the Huayra even more beautiful than what it already was!

  • AnklaX

    Look at a small part of a car and it looks great but as a whole a weird looking car this.

  • Kash

    Hmmm. I’m ore curious about the doors and how they open tbh.

    • TheHake

      Doesn’t really make a difference. We can’t afford one in any ways…

      • Kash

        lol. Meh. I like Pagani but i wouldn’t buy one living in America. Living in Italy near their HQ? Definitely, but if something goes wrong there’s no dealer network in America for them or anyone at all stateside you’re SOL.

        • TheHake

          If you have $2.5 mil for a car, then you just fly out the mechanic from Italy to fix it… All the components are so light that he can bring it in his hand luggage.

          • Kash

            lol. i think i’d rather just buy something like a 918 or P1. Both are better cars and I don’t have to fly someone out from Italy.

          • TheHake

            Lol. You’re right. They have to come from Germany or England… 😉

          • Kash

            Or i can just go to the dealership in town with well trained professionals. lol.

  • much sexy than laf

  • Six_Tymes

    awesome

  • TheHake

    Fook… this bloke knows how to make pretty cars.

  • disqus_83g6mJmr6l

    the overall stance is cool & way more dramatic then the coupe.the rear/side surface looks plain wrong from this angle & the air vents graphic looks cheap dated

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  • Pagani really is the Bugatti of our days. I’m sure is Ettore Bugatti was alive his cars would be more like that (but making engines himself). Or a mix between Pagani and McLaren.

  • SteersUright

    Not usually a fan of Pagani’s design but I love this for some reason. Looks pretty amazing without a roof.

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