Feast your eyes on the S$14 million Pagani Huayra Roadster BC

By jaytee, 07 February 2023

Feast your eyes on the S$14 million Pagani Huayra Roadster BC

Bombardier Aerospace, Singapore - Often, we TopGear Singapore staffers find ourselves in the company of fast cars and even faster machines. A year ago, we were in the company of a Bell 505 Jet Ranger and a MSO-specified McLaren 765LT.

This year however, we found ourselves in the Bombardier Aerospace Service hangar standing before a Bombardier Global 7500 jet and this: The Pagani Huayra Roadster BC.

To break it down, the “BC” suffix is named after the late Benny Caiola, a personal friend of Horacio Pagani and owner of the very first Pagani.

In this application, the BC means that this Huayra Roadster is the track-ready variant of the Huayra Roadster, which is the open-top version of the already ludicrously powerful and absurdly fast standard Huayra. If one can even refer to the Huayra as “standard”.

How fast and powerful you ask? The “normal” Huayra produces 730 horsepower from its hand-built twin-turbocharged Mercedes-AMG 6.0-litre V12 engine mated to a 7-speed sequential gearbox from Xtrac. Mind you, that V12 is made specifically for Pagani, so you wouldn’t find that powerplant in any other road-legal vehicle. Top speed of the Huayra is rated at 230mph (370km/h).

In the case of the carbon and titanium sculpture pictured here, that V12 is tuned to produce 802 horsepower and 1050Nm of torque and it has a top speed of 238mph (383km/h).

Because it’s intended as a track vehicle, the Huayra Roadster BC is a hundred kilos lighter than the Huayra, tipping the scales at just 1,250kg. The car also has 12% more torsional and 20% more flexional rigidity than Pagani’s outgoing vehicles, thanks to its Carbo-Triax HP62 and Carbon-Titanium HP62 G2 construction (we’re not sure what this means, but we’re quite certain it’s lighter and stronger than carbon fibre).

It also gets additional winglets on the front bumper and a massive fixed wing mounted in the aft. According to Pagani, the Huayra Roadster BC generates half a ton of downforce at 280km/h. To further aid in its aerodynamic efficiency, the engineers devised a lighter titanium exhaust system that sees the standard central stack of 4 tailpipes in the rear fascia, as well as two exits mounted low into the diffuser.

Here’s the question on everyone’s mind: How much is this €4 million euro (S$5.7 million) 1-of-40 V12 powered carbo-triax and carbon-titanium sculpture?

According to Eurokars Supersports, the total cost of registering one such Huayra Roadster BC for use in Singapore would set you back north of S$14 million. Reportedly, two Huayra Roadster BCs have been purchased through Eurokars Supersports Pte. Ltd. One of which, has been registered for road use.

S$14 million is an enormous sum of money. But all things considered, it’s a relative bargain compared to the S$73-78 million you’d have to shell out for the Bombardier Global 7500. Plus, it’s not as if the jet’s high cruise speed of 955km/h (593mph) is over five times that of the Huayra Roadster BC’s top speed of 383km/h (238mph).


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