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New Huayra BC offers extreme performance

Relaxnews
 - 01/03/2016

Italian hypercar firm Pagani is building a very special, very limited production run of its already rather rare Huayra that promises to be a remarkable as anything Ferrari or Porsche can offer without resorting to hybrid trickery.

A standard Huayra is one of the few current cars that deserves the hypercar label. Its 6-liter V12 turbocharged engine gives it 720hp, a 0-100km/h time of 3 seconds and a top speed well in excess of 200mph. Its exterior is woven from a unique blend of titanium and carbon fiber and its interior is overflowing with intricate leather and metalwork. Then there's the million-dollar price tag.

However, Pagani is about to take everything to another level with the Huayra BC -- a car dedicated to Benny Caiola that pushes the laws of physics to their limit in the search of extra speed, road holding and aerodynamics.

In terms of achievements, getting a supercar named in your honor is up there with being singled out for thanks in the liner notes for the next Paul McCartney or Beyoncé album.

But Benny Caiola, an Italian multimillionaire was the very first person to take a chance on Horacio Pagani, the man, his company, and his first hypercar, the Zonda, when, for the sums involved, he could just as easily have settled for a Ferrari, a Lamborghini and a Porsche.

As a tribute to the man and what he enabled Pagani to achieve, the company is dedicating its fastest, most extreme and most exclusive road-legal vehicle to date to his memory.

Just 20 will be built and each comes with a €2.35 million (plus local taxes) price tag but for that those lucky people will get a car with between 740-800hp (engine fine tuning is still in progress) which will translate into a 0-100km/h dash of roughly 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 230+mph.

But that's just the start; although the new car and the existing Huayra look almost identical, save for the large rear spoiler, Pagani claims that every external panel has been redesigned to cut weight, aid downforce or improve aerodynamics. It's also why the suspension components have been made from aluminum alloys and why the usually opulent interior has been slightly pared back, to boost the car's power to weight ratio and its ability to continue slicing through the air as acceleration increases.

The result is a car that should perform on the road and on the track but, sadly one that will most likely be put into storage the moment it is delivered.

 

Photo credits: ©Pagani Automobili S.p.A.