Standard Huayra not hardcore enough for you? Say hello to Pagani’s track-focused limited edition 'BC'
Pagani has released the first images and details of the Huayra BC, a more extreme track-focused version of the turbocharged AMG-powered supercar. Headline figures include power of ‘around 800bhp’, a 132kg reduction in weight as well as a price tag of €2.3m.
Pagani launched the standard Huayra in 2012, and while the company continued to produce more extreme special versions of the Zonda, including the Revolución and 760RS, it has now turned its attention to the turbocharged Huayra. Although the 6.0-litre twin-turbo AMG V12 engine remains largely unchanged, the power and torque figures have both swelled to c800bhp and c811lb ft.
The name pays tribute to Benny Caiola, Pagani’s first ever customer, and despite looking like a Huayra with a few bits of aero added on at first glance, the changes run much deeper. Apparently every single exterior panel on the BC has been honed for optimal aerodynamics and cooling.
Although it’s still a simple single-clutch gearbox set-up (with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters), the brand new seven-speed transverse transmission from XTrac is where a lot of the car’s weight has been saved. There’s also a new E-diff and other various electronic systems to sharpen things up considerably.
The new aerodynamic additions, including that huge rear spoiler and diffuser developed with Dallara, have increased the loading on various components. As a result, the suspension has been improved with new uprights and four-way adjustable Ohlins dampers, while the subframes have also been heavily revised. Despite all of these changes, weight has been kept to a minimum, tipping the scales at 1218kg.
Unlike some of the more extreme Zondas, the BC remains fully road legal. A total of 20 BC Huayra coupes are planned for production, and if you’re feeling the need to place an order, there’s some bad news: Pagani has already sold them all…