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Pagani Unveils Huayra BC Model

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 BC 4R 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 738BC 7 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 BC 1

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.

 

Pagani Teases Huyara BC Variant

Pagani has released a shadowy teaser image that previews a more extreme version of the Huyara known as the BC.

Pagani has not revealed what the “BC” designation stands for, but the image does reveal that the coupe will benefit from an all new body kit that features a beefy rear spoiler, bigger air diffuser, and revamped side skirts. The BC would also feature model exclusive wheels that could embrace carbon fiber or other lightweight materials to help shave precious pounds.

The BC is expected to retain the standard car’s AMG sourced 6.0 liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine, but performance  is expected to spike upwards with the BC boasting 730 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque. These figures would allow the car to make the sprint to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds before topping out at 230 mph.

In addition to the increased grunt, the BC will also benefit from a comprehensive diet that would include copious amounts of carbon fiber and other lightweight materials to help cleave excess flab. However it is currently unknown how much weight the Huyara would actually lose. The standard Huyara weighs 3,064 lbs, but it would be plausible to see the BC bring that figure to about 2,800 lbs.

Prior rumors suggest that the BC will make its debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March before launching at an unspecified date. Production would be allegedly limited to 20 examples, with each one featuring a lofty base price of $2.7 million. This would be a bit higher than the 1,500 horsepower Bugatti Chiron and its alleged $2.2 million sticker price, but unlike the luxury oriented Chiron, the BC will most likely be a track focused beast that would be an exercise in function over form.