Following the release of a shadowy teaser image late last year, Pagani has formally unveiled the Huayara BC ahead of its official debut at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show Next Month.
This hardcore version of the Huyara was named after the company’s first Benny Caiola, and it is said that the BC shares the bulk of its inspiration with both the track focused Zonda R and its barely road legal cousin The Zonda Cinque. Unlike those two, the BC packs much more punch than the standard Huayra, and brings extensive upgrades and revisions to nearly all of its components.
The headline upgrade is nestled under the hood of the BC where Pagani engineers have shoe horned a modified 6.0 liter bi-turbo V12 engine from AMG which promises to deliver over 750 horsepower to the rear wheels. Final output figures were not released, but look for the engine to surpass the standard models 738 lb-ft of torque. All of this power is delivered to the rear wheels through an all new seven speed sequential gearbox that incorporates an electro-hydraulic actuation system and carbon fiber synchronizers. Pagani claims that the new transmission and active differential components are 40 percent lighter than the dual-clutch drivetrain that sees duty in the standard Huyara.
An extensive diet also highlights the BC transformation with the suspension and the brakes receiving lighter components to help cleave nearly 380 lbs of flab from the car. The end result is a Huyara that now weighs in at 2,865 lbs a substantial difference from the nearly 3,000 lb weight that defines the standard Huyara. Driver’s should notice the benefits when they plant their right foot to the floor with the BC making the sprint to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds before topping out at 230 mph. The BC can also corner at an impressive 2 G when outfitted with formal track tires.
The exterior styling of the BC stands out thanks to its more aggressive lines, a new front bumper and splitter, larger air diffuser, and a prominent rear wing. Pagani revealed that virtually all of the body components are
exclusive to the BC, and that the only part shared with the standard car is the roof panel. The interior has also been prepped for track work and in addition to boasting all new seats, the shifter for the transmission also sheds some of its exterior covering which allows occupants to see the inner workings in action when shifting gears, a cool touch that you don’t see very often in other supercar entries.
Buyers looking to add the BC to their collection of automobiles will have to act quickly, Pagani is only building 20 examples and each one will feature a base price of $2.7 million.