It was here in Geneva Motor Show back in 2011 that we first saw the hardcore Huayra supercar. Five Years later, the iconic Italian brand returns with a more hardcore-looking supercar, one that can stand out among the big crowd and steal the show in Geneva.
The company’s latest creation is called Pagani Huayra BC, the most technologically advanced Huayra ever. Pagani named its new supercar after Benny Caiola, Pagani’s first ever Zonda customer and a close friend of Horacio Pagani. The name “BC” represents the initials of Benny Caiola.
Unlike its predecessor, the 2010’s Zonda R supercar, the Huayra BC is a much lighter, more powerful and track-focused version of the Huayra. The new supercar went through strict diet to lose 132 kg over the regular Huayra’s 1,350 kilograms weight. This put the BC’s overall weight at 1,218 kilograms, which is also lighter than any of it top supercar rivals in the race road.
The BC has given a major facelift, its body, chassis and even powertrain have all changed. The new car has a carbontanium monocoque. Its front and rear frames are all made from a steel alloy known as Chromium-Vanadium steel.
In addition, it’s also fitted with an extended front splitter, large front canards, bespoke side skirts, aggressive diffuser and large rear wing, complemented by 7 double-spoke rims and wrapped in Pirelli PZero Corsa rubber.
Developed by specialist Xtrac, the BC’s gearbox is a brand new seven-speed automated manual transmission that boasts a new electro-hydraulic actuation system, carbon fiber synchronizers, and updated clutch control program. The new gearbox is said to weigh 40% less than the standard Huayra’s seven-speed transmission, this improves the car’s traction and stability.
Other major highlights include a new electronic rear differential, new tripod axle drive shafts, bespoke forged aluminium suspension components, and a new titanium exhaust system. The car also features a new composite material, which Pagani claims that 50% lighter and 20% stronger than carbon fiber material.
The company hasn’t released any performance details for the BC, but it’s expected to be faster than the standard Huayra’s zero-to-100 kph sprint time of 3.2 seconds and 383 kph top speed.
The Huayra BC will be built in limited run, just about 20 units this year. But all units have been already sold out in the market, despite its huge $2.5 million price tag.
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FIRST LOOK: Pagani Huayra BC - Geneva 2016