Italy’s Pagani has released a faster, lighter, and altogether more extreme version of the Huayra supercar that will be produced in strictly limited numbers.
The coupe is named Huayra BC after the late Benny Caiola. Pagani chose to use the real estate magnate’s initials because he was a close friend of Horaco Pagani, the man who in 1992 founded the company that bears his name, and who was the first Pagani customer. Mechanically, the BC carries on with the standard Huayra’s AMG-derived, twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 engine but its output has been generously bumped to 789 horsepower — 60 more than stock — and 811 pound-feet of torque.
The twelve-cylinder is bolted to a brand new quick-shifting seven-speed automatic transmission that uses synchronizers made out of carbon fiber, a manufacturing solution typically reserved for the world’s most expensive race cars. Surprisingly, performance specifications haven’t been published yet. For what it’s worth, the basic Huayra hits 60 mph from a stop in 3.3 seconds.
The extra power is complemented by a 291-pound diet. According to Top Gear, Pagani has added a quad exhaust system crafted out of titanium, forged alloy wheels wrapped by Pirelli P Zero tires that feature no less than 12 different rubber compounds, specific Brembo brakes, and suspension components made out of aerospace-grade Avional. Finally, the BC boasts a new kind of carbon fiber that’s 50 percent lighter and 20 percent stronger than the type commonly used today. All told, it tips the scale at less than 2,700 pounds.
Keeping the Huayra BC glued to the ground is a muscular-looking body kit that includes a new front bumper with a splitter and winglets, deeper side skirts, a wide air diffuser that stretches the entire width of the lower rear bumper, and a massive wing out back. Most of the add-ons are, of course, made out of carbon fiber.
Pagani will build just 20 examples of the Huayra BC, and each one will carry a base price of approximately €2.3 million, an eye-watering sum that converts to roughly $2.5 million. For that price, you could put in an order for Bugatti’s upcoming Chiron, pick up a used Porsche 918 Spyder, and have money left over, or speed up your daily commute by investing in a helicopter.
Still want one? You’re out of luck, because the entire production run has already been spoken for. However, don’t splurge on flying lessons quite yet because Pagani has hinted that a topless version of the BC is right around the corner.