The Pagani Huayra BC has been launched days before its unveiling at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. According to Pagani, the Huayra BC is the “most technologically advanced Huayra coupe ever”. So, how is it different from the standard Huayra? What do the initials ‘BC’ signify? These are some of the questions that everyone has been asking. Read on to find the answers to these questions and more.
The Pagani Huayra BC is a test bed for future technologies that will be part of all Pagani supercars yet to come. It is the most advanced supercar the company has ever built and it is much more than just a “restyled” Huayra.
The great man behind the company- Mr. Horaccio Pagani decided to dedicate the car to Benny Caiola- a close friend and first ever Pagani customer and hence the initials ‘BC’. What a wonderful gesture that is, right?
One of the highlights of the Pagani Huayra BC is its engine. The AMG-built 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 engine makes 60 hp more than the normal Huayra. 789 hp and 811 lb-ft of torque makes the Huayra BC the most powerful among the breed.
The 7-speed automated manual gearbox uses new carbon fiber synchronisers and revised electro-hydraulic actuation. The benefit of these modifications is that the transmission weighs 40 percent less than a dual-clutch unit and shift times are halved to just 75 milliseconds.
Furthermore, the Huayra was put on a diet. For that, Pagani had to reinvent the carbon fiber structure altogether. A completely new composite material was developed for the Huayra BC which was 50 percent lighter and 20 percent stronger than normal carbon fiber.
The result is a car that weighs just 1350 kg (2,976 lbs). Overall, Pagani engineers were able to shave off 132 kg (291 lbs). This was possible partly because of the new titanium exhaust (15.6 lbs lighter than standard) and new Brembo brakes that are 6 percent lighter than before. The car rides on a set of bespoke forged wheels that further reduce un-sprung mass.
Inspired by Horaccio Pagani’s Dallara project, the Huayra BC’s aerodynamics have been tweaked massively for improved downforce. The fixed rear wing, larger front splitter and canards, unique side skirts together keep the car planted to the tarmac.
The exterior panels on the Huayra BC are all new except for the roof. The interior of the car is equally sporty and bespoke to the Huayra BC. It is a blend of bare carbon fiber and Alcantara along with other expensive materials resulting in a truly unique cabin.
So, what’s the price you might be wondering. Well, the Pagani Huayra BC costs $2.5 million. Only 20 examples will be built but sadly all have been sold.