Excuse us if we’re feeling a bit faint. Pagani has taken the wraps off the Huayra Roadster and its epic 760bhp V12.
As with the hard-top, the Huayra sits on a monocoque made of the coolest-sounding material in the world, carbotanium, but it skims knowledge gained from the ballistic Huayra BC project to improve outright performance.
Check out these numbers. It’s actually 80kg lighter than the coupe, it’s going to be 3.0 seconds or so to the 62mph benchmark, not much more to hit 100mph and a top speed somewhere in the region of LOTS. The 380mm brakes are as big as some superminis’ wheels and the staggeringly gorgeous forged aluminium wheels measure 20 inches at the front and 21 at the back.
New suspension components are mostly responsible for the weight saving. They are made out of a Pagani-developed lightweight aluminium alloy it calls HiForg, which cuts 25 per cent out of each piece’s weight.
The engine is a bespoke V12 built by Mercedes-AMG, with two turbos pushing torque all the way up to 737lb ft.
More numbers. The Huayra Roadster only weighs about as much as an Audi TT, at 1280kg, and with the benefit of new aero flaps at both ends, which optimise downforce both on the road and the track, it can achieve lateral G-force measuring 1.8G. Yes, really.
To reach 1G lateral acceleration on the road you need a great car, ultimate confidence in the surface and a bucket of bravery pills, so 1.8G is likely to apply to the track, where it’s well beyond the understanding of mere mortals. And, for that matter, all the sickeningly rich people who’ve bought one of the 100 that will be built.
Obviously they’ve all already sold at the asking price of about £1.93 million. Did we also mention that it’s incredibly, breath-stealingly stunning? If you ever see one on the road it might just be the greatest moment of your life.