2016 Pagani Huayra BC Has Arrived in Geneva, Looks like $2.5 Million

Huayra BC 1 photo
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How wealthy and insecure are you? Because if you're a billionaire with a wooden leg, this all-new Pagani will make the ladies love you. And if they don't, we'll love you anyway. It's called the Huayra BC, and it pushes the technological envelope into new territories while asking Lamborghini Veneno money for the ownership privilege.
The Huayra BC is supposed to come out next week at the Geneva Motor Show. But as usual, there are ways for us to have a quick look at the car before everybody else. Youtuber SellerieCimes did a 1-minute walkaround video of the hypercar and the Disco Volante Spider while they still had plastic covers to keep the wheels clean.

Power continues to torrent down the rear wheels from an AMG-sourced 6.0-liter V12 twin-turbo engine. However, nobody knows exactly what to expect. The version of the press release we've received says to expect 588 kW, which is equivalent to 800 PS, while other publications said it was only 750 PS.

The suspension also received an update and is now built out of something called HiForg, a lightweight, high-strength aeronautic aluminum alloy that reduces the weight by 25 lbs (11 kg). As you may have been able to tell already, the Huayra BC belongs on the track, and for that reason, it has been fitted with bespoke Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires and a racing interior with red leather and carbon fiber.

Overall, the BC is 300 lbs (136 kg) lighter than the regular model, coming in at a Subaru BRZ-like 2,685 lb (1,218 kg). All these mechanical changes are dressed in a shell that's almost entirely new. The roof and mirrors are the same, but every other element has been tuned to maximize downforce and hints at the Zondas of yesterday.

So why did they call it BC, does it have Biblical powers? No, the company founder, Horacio Pagani, says this car is dedicated to Benny Caiola, Pagani's first customer and a close friend of his. That's just as Italian as anything Ferrari and Lamborghini pull. If Benny wants his namesake car, he may have to pay €2.3 million ($2.55 million) for one of only 20 expected to be built.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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