The Huayra BC is Pagani’s New Superleggera

At first glance, you might think the Pagani Huayra has gone full racecar. But the Huayra BC is a street legal, leaner and meaner edition, known in Italy as a “superleggera” model. And before we even get into the details, you should know that all 20 Huayra BCs are already sold out, at around $2.6 million a pop.

Naturally the Pagani Huayra BC is spectacular in its execution, as well as in the philosophy behind it. Pagani continues to do things their own way, in a world full of carmakers all jumping on the latest bandwagon. That said, the Huayra BC will surely compete, and likely even win.

Pagani has cranked up the boost on their twin turbo AMG V12, giving the Huayra BC 789 bhp and 811 ft/lbs of torque. That’s nearly a 10% gain over the normal Huayra. Furthermore, Pagani has lightened the car through various painstaking means, and has found a way to take nearly 300 lbs (also around 10%) out of the weight of the standard Huayra, which was already a pretty light car. The Pagani Huayra BC now weighs in around 2,685 lbs. That’s lighter than a Subaru BRZ with four times the horsepower!

The Huayra BC’s gearbox remains a single-clutch automated manual, but is a new unit from Xtrac. It features electro-hydraulic actuation, and has carbon fiber synchros to connect the gears. The long a short of it is, shifts are now 50% quicker.

You may be wondering what the BC stands for. It is the initials of Pagani’s first customer, Benny Caiola. Now how’s that for some customer appreciation?

The Pagani Huayra BC comes with a more classical approach to performance at a time when so many other companies are turning to electricity. Sure, the McLaren P1, Ferrari LaFerrari, and Porsche 918 are impressive, but they also all weigh over 3,000lbs… hardly lightweight as supercars go. Pagani’s emphasis of adding lightness in conjunction with adding a little more power has given the Huayra BC a power-to-weight ratio superior to that of the  P1, LaFerrari, and definitely the hefty 918 Spyder.

Pagani’s technologically advanced approach to the old-school method of speed is refreshing these days, and clearly just as effective.

So the Pagani Huayra BC is exactly the sort of masterpiece we’ve come to expect from Horacio and his team. Feel free to dive into even more detail on the Pagani website.

The only thing I’m disappointed about with the Huayra BC is that I don’t have a spare $2.6 million laying around to buy one, and that even if I did, it would already be too late.

Enjoy the gallery of stunning photos provided by Pagani below!

-Nick Walker


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