Pagani Teams With Dainese To Create Revolutionary Soft Top For Huayra Roadster

The Pagani Huayra Roadster is a work of art, so it only makes sense that the Italian automaker would go above and beyond to ensure that the soft top is just as exotic as the supercar itself. To do just that, Pagani partnered with Dainese, an Italian company known for making high-end gear for motorcyclists, and ended up creating a new material.

The Huayra Roadster debuted last March and the automaker claims that it’s lighter than the coupe. That’s mostly due in part to the choice of two roofs: one that utilizes carbon fiber and another that’s a soft top. While one would assume that the carbon-fiber unit would be the more difficult option to develop, it sounds like the soft top was a little more time consuming.

Both companies were inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci’s flying machines and set out to create an “innovative and sophisticated” soft top. What they came up with is a top that utilizes High Elastic Modulus Carbon Fiber, a material developed by Pagani. That component is held together by aluminum and titanium billet joints, which are used to stretch the fabric that Dainese designer’s created.

That sounds complicated, but it gets a little more technical. Dainese’s R&D department, alongside Pagani, created a fabric with the perfect combination of resistance and flexibility across every zone. This allows the fabric to have predetermined folding areas that allow it to follow the structure when it closes, like a piece of origami.

Besides matching the rest of the vehicle’s incredible design, Pagani states that the intricate way the soft top folds reduces the amount of space that’s needed to stow it and will help keep it durable over time. On a $2.5 million supercar, you can’t overlook things like the roof, even if it is a soft top.

A Huayra Roadster with the soft top will be on display at the Geneva Motor Show, where it’s sure to get lots of attention.

more photos...
  • Man what a beauty, only Horacio than can mix science and art.


South African Driver Tries To Flee With Police Officer On Her Hood To Avoid Ticket

The South African driver was charged with reckless driving and resisting arrest.

Beige 2009 Mercedes SLR McLaren Roadster Is One Of A Kind, Thankfully

This 2009 Mercedes SLR McLaren Roadster features a bespoke factory special order paint job.

Kia Considers Turning The Picanto City Car Into An Affordable EV

Nothing is confirmed yet but Kia really wants to have a mini electric vehicle in its European range.

Lamborghini Sian’s Design Will Not Influence Next Aventador

The Lamborghini Aventador’s successor may have been pushed back until 2024.

Amazon Places Order For 100,000 Electric Delivery Vans From Rivian

The first Amazon-branded electric vans from Rivian will enter service in 2021 .

Tuscan Sun Rolls-Royce Cullinan Is Pure Wealth On Wheels

Aside from its Tuscan Sun exterior, this Rolls-Royce Cullinan features a dual-tone Dark Spice and Tan interior.

Genesis G70, BMW 7-Series And Others Awarded For Their Infotainment Systems

Kia and Hyundai took top honors in four out of a possible eight vehicle segments.

B&B-Tuned VW Beetle Convertible Has 380 PS, Hits 62 MPH In 5.2 Sec

It will cost you almost €10,000 to get B&B’s Stage 4 kit for the Beetle Cabrio 2.0 TSI.

Fiat Chrysler Planning To Test Vehicle-To-Grid Technology In Italy

FCA is joining forces with Terna for an innovative technology laboratory able to trial various electric mobility services.

France-Only Dacia Duster Black Collector Edition Goes On Sale Exclusively Online

The Duster Black Collector will be built in a limited run of 500 units solely for the French market and is priced at €19,490.