Pagani is one of those outfits that you just have to admire. From an unknown name to one that has come to represent high quality Italian craftsmanship, to stand shoulder to shoulder with Ferrari is quite the achievement. Horacio Pagani is the Leonardo da Vinci of the automotive world and crafts his machines using engineering as an art form. I was fortunate enough to speak with the man a few years ago and he is a humble, but very inspirational individual. The Zonda lit the fuse and today the Huyra is the latest embodiment of the brand at its best. However, the new Pagani Huayra BC has arrive to provide a more hardcore character for this Italian beauty.
Whilst the Pagani Huayra BC retains its elaborate set of active aerodynamic flaps, the BC doesn’t share a single body panel with the standard car. An aggressive bodywork package incorporates a large front splitter and rear wing. A 6.0 litre turbocharged Mercedes-AMG V12 engine sends power to the rear wheels via a 7 speed automated manual transmission. A new active differential that is 40% lighter features. 740BHP and a mammoth 738lb ft of torque is produced. Whilst official 0-62 MPH and top speed hasn’t been announced, you can bet your house that it will be faster than the standard cars 3.2 second time. Lighter suspension components, carbon brakes by Brembo, and a new driveshaft derived from Le Mans enhance the driving experience. The Pagani Huayra BC is equipped with a new driving mode labeled “Track” which alters the ESP for performance driving. The interior is as beautiful and intricate as ever, but hosts more carbon fibre and has a weight saving focus. Alcantara is lovingly incorporated.
What does BC stand for? Benny Caiola was the first ever Pagani customer and so this car is named in his honour.
The Pagani Huayra BC will make its debut at the Geneva motor show.