5 Astonishing Facts About The 778bhp Pagani Huayra BC

The more hardcore Huayra we've all been expecting has arrived, with a near 800bhp output and a dramatic weight loss

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The Huayra is - without a doubt - one of the most exciting supercars on the planet. But for some, a car can never be exciting enough, which is probably why Pagani has seen fit to give the Huayra an extra shot of madness to create this: the BC.

Contained in the syringe is a cocktail of ingredients to make the supercar especially bonkers. We’re talking more power, less weight, and lots of aero bits.

The engine and gearbox are even more fierce

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The 6.0-litre twin-turbo V12 has been cranked up from 730bhp to 778, with the torque ballooning from 738lb ft to 811 lb ft. The fury of this AMG-sourced engine is fed through race-derived tripod driveshafts to the rear, via a seven-speed Xtrac automatic manual gearbox with carbonfibre synchronisers. The ‘box is 40 per cent lighter than before, and offers up shifts that are twice as fast - 75ms down from 150.

The exhaust is incredibly light

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The BC is rocking a titanium quad exhaust which weighs just 2.9kg. 2.9! That makes it 7.1kg lighter than the pipework on the regular Huayra. In other weight-saving news, the Forged APP wheels are 9kg lighter.

It's made of exotic carbonfibre

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The BC (that stands for Benny Caiola by the way - Horacio Pagani’s friend and first customer) has been on a diet that goes much further than just a few kilos knocked off a part here and a part there. Its body is made of an as-yet unnamed kind of carbonfibre, which is 20 per cent stronger and a whopping 50 per cent lighter than boggo CF.

This, along with the weight savings mentioned above and a few other bits and pieces cut the BC’s weight figure by a massive 132kg, bringing the total down to just 1218 kg. There’s no word on performance stats just yet, but since the standard car will do 0-62mph in 3.2 seconds, we can expect a figure starting with a 2 for the BC.

Almost every body panel has been modified for aero efficiency

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The BC gains an extensive aero package developed with Dallara that includes a particularly massive rear wing, a huge rear diffuser, chunky front splitter and all manner of winglets and vents. What’s more interesting is the less obvious changes: every single body panel bar the roof is different from the regular Huayra, all in the name of better aero efficiency. Pagani has even had to develop new front and rear subframes - with new Ohlins dampers and suspension uprights - to cope with the increased aero loads.

It's really flipping expensive

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OK, more of an obvious fact than a fascinating one, but yeah, it’s monstrously expensive. It costs €2.35 million (£1.8m), and even if you have that kind of cash lying around, you’re a bit late: all 20 have been sold. According to Top Gear, a roadster version will be made, and orders are already coming in for that car thick and fast.

If you had the cash and this was still available, would you buy one, or something else?