Words by Ed Lim, Creative Director, EDOHAUS
Photos by Pagani
Horacio Pagani resembles our modern day Leonardo Da Vinci, his principle—art plus engineering equates masterpiece. This alone, sets Pagani apart from other exotic car manufacturers.
The Pagani Huayra is the successor of the much-revered Zonda. Matched with active aero packages, it sits as one of the most sought after hypercar in the market. Like history repeating itself, Pagani of course wouldn’t put the Huayra on a mass-production scale unlike any Ferrari’s or Lamborghini’s. Instead, it releases various editions throughout its lifespan.
Behold, the latest creation from them, the Pagani Huayra BC — named after Pagani’s firsts every customer, Benny Caiola, it is the most powerful Huayra to date. It comes with a much improved twin turbo 6.0 L V12 AMG engine that gives off 789 bhp and 811 lb⋅ft of torque and is mated with an electro-hydraulic actuation 7-speed single clutch automated manual gearbox manufactured by Xtrac. Pagani also mentions the decision to use single clutch system is down to weight issues.
By employing a new form of carbon fibre that is 50% lighter and 20% stronger, dry weight was reduced by 132 kg. Aside from the standard aerodynamics package of the Huayra, Pagani added extreme front splitters, air channels and diffusers, intakes and a gigantic rear wing. Suspension system uses an aeronautic grade, high-strength and lightweight aluminium alloy. The Huayra sits on Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres that use 12 different rubber compounds.
The interior is pampered with leather, alcantara/suede, carbon fibre, and aluminium materials. An exposed shifter accentuates the iconic car from the rest of the competitors.
A standard Huayra goes from 0-62mph in 3.2 sec and tops out at 230mph, the BC edition is expected break those records. Only 20 units will be made, all sold out for a starting price of $2.5 million.