Published on August 1st, 2019 | by Subhash Nair0
Pagani Huayra Roadster BC: Ultra Rare, Ultra fast
Meet the new Pagani Huayra Roadster BC. Only 40 of these will be built, so you’re probably not going to see one in real life. Ever. In fact, to experience one, you’ll probably need to download and play CSR Racing 2 on iOS or Android where the car is also making its digital debut.
Powered by an AMG-built 6-litre V12 that produces 800hp and 1050Nm of torque, the Huayra Roadster BC is capable of some insane hypercar level stuff. Even more impressive considering it has a removable roof.
The BC was made for carving up corners at maximum speed rather than win drag races.
With its tailor-made Pirelli PZero Trofeo R tyres, the hyper car is able to handle up to 1.9Gs of lateral force. That’s insanely high, even by hypercar standards.
The press release contains a lot of nice fluff and statistics surrounding the car.
We’ve highlighted the most important information in bold text for your convenience.
The Pagani Huayra Roadster BC was designed to generate an aerodynamic load with a downforce target of 500 kg at 280 km/h (1,102 lbs at 174 mph) while maintaining a ground clearance that will allow passengers to enjoy driving at its finest, whether it’s on public roads or racetracks.
To achieve this the team focused on finding a balance between its internal air-flows system and its external aerodynamically-sleek silhouette in all driving conditions. While the front has been developed to guarantee the heat exchange required for the Pagani V12 engine and simultaneously generate an effective downforce, the rear completes air extraction and keeps the vehicle’s pressure centre constant and the wing becomes extremely effective even at average road speeds.
Besides, the active aerodynamics system combined with its dynamic suspensions enhances the car stability by adapting its aerodynamic setup to suit specific driving requirements. The Roadster BC offers you maximum control during a thrilling experience, especially when the new Titanium six-exhaust pipe system starts to exalt the roar of the Pagani twelve-cylinder engine. For the first time in Pagani Automobili, this exhaust system features two extra direct outlets from the catalytic converters to exploit the blown diffuser principle and generate further downforce.
CHASSIS AND MATERIALS
The Pagani Huayra Roadster BC features new, exclusive composite technologies based on carbon fibre and carbon-titanium that offer an increase of 12% in torsional rigidity and 20% in flexional rigidity compared to Pagani Automobili’s state of the art technology till today. This increase in the mechanical properties of the materials applied, in particular in the chassis torsional and flexional rigidity, also allows its dynamic response to be augmented when driving, as well as its safety in critical conditions.
Know-how, tradition and over 125 years of technical history for Mercedes-Benz and 50 for AMG plus 20 years of close cooperation with Pagani, a universe of knowledge for giving birth to the Pagani V12. A completely new engine that boasts a level of power and elasticity that will glue drivers to their seat and leave its mark on their shoulders. 800 hp and a torque of 1,050 Nm already at 2,000 rpm, with one of the best weight-power ratios in the category. The Pagani V12 features a set of innovations, including two new turbos, a revolutionary hydroformed manifold, twin throttle bodies and four water- air intercoolers; all of this supported by a sophisticated electronic system designed by Bosch for making the maximum use of its potential.
Last, but not least, this jewel complies with the latest international carbon footprint and gas emission standards, including California’s environmental regulations, without having to resort to a hybrid system.
Roadster BC is trustworthy and exciting as it is the result of endless work on numerous elements: the rigidity of the chassis, the vehicle’s dynamics, the elasto-kinematics of the suspension and the lowering of its centre of gravity and weight, to name just a few. Having explored, tested and perfected all these aspects, electronics were then added to further increase performance, stability and safety. These improved electronics not only reduce dive, squat and roll effects intensely but take the control and safety of the vehicle to a new level. Plus, the system offers a great chance of exploring the entire vehicle’s mechanical platform, giving its best performance in extreme situations by facilitating the driving experience.
The Pagani by Xtrac transverse seven-speed sequential gearbox allows all the power and exceptional reactivity of the Pagani V12 to be transferred to the road.
The flywheel-clutch unit consists of a triple-disc clutch, an electronically controlled differential and a racing-style three-way coupling system. The complete transmission system is 35% lighter than a dual-clutch transmission unit. This transversal structure not only helps save overall weight; it also allows polar inertia to drastically limit oversteering, typically dangerous in mid-engine cars.
TYRES AND RIMS
The Pirelli PZero Trofeo R tyres, tailor-made for the Roadster BC, are the result of the close working relationship, partnership and passion that Pirelli and Pagani have shared for the last decade. Created in the Modular Integrated Robotized System, or “MIRS”, the Pirelli high-performance tyre department, the aim of the project was to create a tyre that would combine high performance with the challenging specifications that Horacio Pagani and his Atelier’s latest creation had set: to transmit, above all, a sensation of total safety and control even for the least expert driver, regardless of weather and driving dynamics.
Remarkable results were achieved on a number of major test tracks, where the ultimate Pirelli tyres performed outstandingly: millimetric precision in bends and an incredible grip allowing a lateral acceleration of 1.9 g during constant running, with peaks of 2.2 g, and a longitudinal deceleration of 2.2 g. The PZero Trofeo R is not only synonymous with superior performance, but it is also designed to have less rolling resistance which fosters driveability and comfort.
The rims developed together with APP are made of forged Avional alloy. With a lightweight manual finish 14-spoke design, they express at a glance all Pagani Huayra Roadster BC’s character and elegance.
The relationship between Brembo and Pagani has always been a story of mutual understanding focused on the development of safety, technology, performance and lightweight design. The Pagani Huayra Roadster BC is fitted with a Pagani by Brembo carbon-ceramic system measuring 398x36mm at the front with a 6-piston one-piece caliper brake and 380x34mm at the rear with a 4-piston one-piece caliper. Once again, the most advanced technology hand-in-hand with fascinating design.
Stepping into the Pagani Huayra Roadster BC is a sensory experience combining elements that tribute to the past legends of motorsports and Gran Turismo with present and future features. Elegance and style are transmitted by materials like the carbo-wood and finely embossed leather, as well as by mechanisms such as the racing style, four-point seatbelt and sophisticated accessories like the nine-channel audio system.
- ENGINE: Pagani V12 60° 36 valves 5,980 cc twin turbochargers, developed bespokely for Pagani by Mercedes AMG
- POWER: 590 kW at 5,900 RPM
- TORQUE: 1,050 Nm from 2,000 to 5,600 RPM
- TRANSMISSION: Rear-wheel drive
- GEARBOX: Xtrac 7 speed transversal AMT with electro-mechanical differential
- BRAKES: Brembo 4 ventilated CCM discs brake unit: Front 398×36 mm with 6 pistons monolithic caliper; Rear 380×34 mm with 4 pistons monolithic caliper
- WHEELS: APP forged monolithic aluminum alloy: Front 20 inch; Rear 21 inch
- TYRES: Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R: Front 265/30 R20; Rear 355/25 R21
- SUSPENSIONS: Forged aluminium alloy independent double wishbone with helical springs and electronically controlled shock absorbers
- CHASSIS: Pagani Carbo-Titanium HP62 G2 and Carbo-Triax HP62 monocoque with front and rear tubular steel subframes
- DRY WEIGHT: 1,250 kg