Following the path of legendary road cars like the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, Pagani is sending an open-air version of its Huayra out into the wild. Despite the lack of a fixed roof, this version of the Huayra is stiffer than the Pagani Huayra coupe, according to Pagani. The company says the stiffer chassis doesn’t come at a weight penalty, with the roadster undercutting its coupe counterpart by 176 pounds.
The stiffer-yet-lighter chassis is due to a “further refined” carbo-titanium composite called Carbo-Triax HP52. The material is apparently 52 percent stiffer at the same weight, which allows for an open-air car without heavy chassis reinforcements. This Huayra Roadster tips the scale at a dry weight of 2,821 pounds.
Without much mass to move, the Mercedes-AMG sourced V12 should have little trouble getting this roadster rolling. The rear-mounted V12 throws 764 hp and 737 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels via a seven-speed automated manual transmission. Of course, a supercar needs more than just big power figures and a sleek body to live up to the title; the Pagani Huayra Roadster has independent double wishbones on all four corners with adjustable shocks. Responsible for slowing the Huayra is a pair of six-piston Brembo calipers up front and four-piston calipers out back clamping the carbon-ceramic rotors on each corner.
You can check the latest addition to the Huayra lineup at the Geneva motor show. If you happen to miss this supercar’s unveil but still want to buy one, you’ll have to wait until one shows up used. Pagani is building only 100 of these, and all of them are spoken for.