- The 94th of 100 Huayra roadsters built
- Single ownership and less than 500 miles from new
- Incredible specification, including full carbon-fiber exterior
- Undoubtedly one of the most stunning creations of the 21st century
Introduced to the public at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show as the third body style of Pagani’s Huayra, the roadster combines rakish good looks with unrivaled performance as only Pagani could deliver. With only 100 examples produced, all of which were spoken for before it was unveiled, the Huayra roadster offered here is one of the very last built.
Taking the lessons learned from the Huayra coupe and applying them to an open car meant there were several details that differentiated the coupe from the convertible, aside from the obvious open top. To start, the gull-wing doors of the coupe were replaced with conventional doors. Impressively, Pagani’s engineers managed to both strengthen and lighten the tub’s carbo-titanium weave, helping to reduce weight to 1,280 kg dry, some 80 kg less than that of its closed sibling. The rear bodywork was redesigned to be more curvaceous, and the suspension was retuned to address the roadster’s lighter weight.
Equipped with a Mercedes-AMG–sourced engine built specifically for Pagani, the twin turbocharged V-12 engine fitted to the Huayra roadster produces a monstrous 753 bhp and 738 ft lb of torque at 2,400 rpm. Surprisingly, this engine makes 34 bhp more than the Huayra coupe and even 15 bhp more than the track-focused Huayra BC. The power is managed through the same seven-speed automated manual gearbox fitted to the Huayra BC. As a result, the roadster can sprint from 0–62 mph in just 3.1 seconds, leading to a top speed of 210 mph. Of course, reeling all that performance in is paramount, and the Pagani is fitted with massive Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes. The discs measure 380 mm in diameter at all four corners, with six-piston calipers at the front and four-piston calipers at the rear.
Purchased new through Pagani Miami, this Huayra roadster boasts a truly brilliant specification. At a cost of nearly $225,000, the exterior is finished in fully exposed Black Mamba carbon-fiber bodywork. In keeping with Pagani’s well-known attention to detail, the weave perfectly lines up on each panel throughout the car, something that needs be seen to be appreciated. Inside, the red leather with diamond-style stitching and anodized titanium trim make for a lovely environment, just as stunning as its exterior and a combination that is flawlessly executed.
Additional options include Huayra-style wheels finished in black with red calipers to match the interior, as well as the stunning Schedoni fitted luggage set, trimmed to match the car in black and red leather, a $25,000 option. Retained by its first and only owner, the roadster has been driven less than 500 miles and is presented today in virtually as-new condition throughout. This example checks all the right boxes and would be the ideal example for someone who missed out on acquiring a Huayra roadster when new.
Breathtaking to behold, both as an object of automotive art and a driving machine, the Pagani Huayra served to solidify Pagani’s place in the hotly contested marketplace for bespoke hypercars, proving that the Zonda was not a one-hit wonder. While this may be Pagani’s second creation, it has carved out its own niche within the brand, and one that will be fondly remembered for decades to come.