Horacio Pagani and his team of experts explain the roadster's origins.
What's the next best thing to driving an amazing Pagani Huayra Roadster BC? Well, riding shotgun as a passenger doesn't suck, and seeing one or several of these $3.4 million roadsters in the flesh is a pretty droolworthy experience as well. If you can't do any of the foregoing, we have another option for you in the form of a new video featuring Horacio Pagani, founder and chief designer, and his team of experts explaining how the Roadster BC project all began.
Spoiler alert: Massive deposits from deep-pocketed customers who clamored for the most powerful Pagani ever made got the ball rolling. The Roadster BC packs a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter AMG V-12 that spins up 800 horsepower and 774 lb-ft of torque. Naturally, building a wild, 2,756-pound open-air model was a major challenge, but as you can see in the gallery and video below it was worth every single drop of blood, sweat, and tears—and red-blooded cent.
"Our goal was to create a hypercar as light as a Ford Fiesta and clearly the only way we were to save weight was by painstakingly assessing every one of its components, obviously without compromising either functionality or comfort," Francesco Perini, Concept Design manager, explains in the 13-minute video. (As an aside, an 800-hp, V-12 Fiesta is something we'd love to try.)
"For us, every car is a challenge, an awesome challenge that absorbs us and drives us but also makes us suffer when we're short on ideas. Even so, we're very critical of ourselves and we're hardly ever satisfied first off with what we do," Horacio Pagani adds, "We often have to view everything with detachment in order to keep an open mind."
And the results are of course spectacular. If you want to place a deposit on one of the hand-built beauties, know that production is limited to only 40 cars—and that they're all allegedly spoken for. That doesn't mean a slot in line won't open up, though, so maybe drop a note (or several notes) to Mr. Pagani to see if one's available. If we had the scratch, we sure would. โดมิโน่ QQ
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