Another day, another supercar that we can’t afford. After taking a look at this vintage Porsche 959 Sport, we now set our sights on the art-meets-science marvel that is the Pagani Huayra Roadster.
A lighter, more powerful spin-off of the Huayra Coupe, the Roadster’s weight savings are down to technology borrowed from the Huayara BC hypercar, which is currently still in development. According to Pagani, the transmission is 40 percent lighter than the dual-clutch unit found in its predecessor.
As you might expect, the beastly vehicle packs some rather speedy specs. A twelve-cylinder engine, custom-built for Pagani by Mercedes-AM, delivers power of 764 HP at 6200 RPM, with a torque of over 1000 NM available at 2400 RPM.
Really though, this whip is all about looks. Pagani, without a hint of hyperbole, describes the car as, “an unbridled work of art, intelligence and open-air passion,” and go on to say that it was the “most complicated project [the company has] ever undertaken.” Inside, a beige leather finish is complemented with intricate blue stitching, with lavish carbon fiber and an aluminum gear lever completing the opulent look.
Only 100 models of the supercar will be produced, each one at a cost of €2.28 million. Tellingly, all of them have already been sold.
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- Source: urdesignmag