The Roadster is powered by the same 6.0-litre Mercedes-AMG Biturbo V12 which churns out 764 hp and 1000 Nm. The seven-speed single clutch gearbox handles this power and drives the rear wheels. A 789 hp BC variant will follow soon. The exclusion of the roof hasn’t affected the rigidity of the car due to the usage of a new blend of carbon fibre-titanium that Pagani calls “Carbo-Triax HP52”. At 1280 kg, the Roadster is even 80 kg lighter than the Coupe.
Performance specifications have yet to be revealed but it is expected to – at worst – match the 0-100kmh time of the Huayra coupe of just under 3secs. It is fitted with the same Mercedes AMG 6-litre V12 twin-turbo in the regular Huayra but power has been increased from 720 horses to 764.
Elsewhere, the design is intended to look even more aggressive than the hard-top version – an impossible task, you would have thought, but one Pagani has managed to muster.
Up front is a new grille design and more aggressive wheel arches, while at the rear there are pronounced aerodynamic flicks surrounding the customary square-mounted quad-exhaust layout. It even has active aero flaps – two at the front and one at the back – to keep the car planted to the tarmac at pace.