Tested: Pagani Huayra Roadster BC Exists on a Higher Plane


Tested: Pagani Huayra Roadster BC Exists on a Higher Plane

Imagine if the Louvre handed over the Mona Lisa for a day. Your own private masterpiece. Take it home, hold it up to your nose for a close look, hang it on your wall. Want to run your fingers over the brushstrokes? Go ahead, no one is looking.

For an auto enthusiast, seeing a $4.0 million Pagani Huayra Roadster BC in the wild is akin to laying eyes on the Mona Lisa. Getting handed the Huayra-shaped key and testing one is like tucking La Gioconda under your arm and making for the exit.

A 3051-pound tribute to the carbon-fiber medium, the Roadster is as much a sculpture as it is a car. It’s the latest in the Huayra Roadster line, which dates to 2017. Only 40 of the targa-top-style BCs will ever exist, so the company is able to labor over each one for a while. Meticulously aligned carbon-fiber panels, titanium fasteners engraved with “Pagani,” leather straps that lock the front and rear clamshells in place—the creator’s marks are all over the thing. There’s artistry in the build quality. Finding imperfection becomes a game. Hey, the carbon weave where the glovebox meets the dashboard is a little off. Oh, wait. It’s not fully closed. Click. Perfect.

It’s hard not to be taken in by the Huayra’s alien-insect aesthetic, the beady little arachnid-eye headlights, the skinny fender-mounted mirrors probing upward like antennae, the chitin-esque gloss of the clear-coated exposed-carbon exoskeleton, the movable flaps in the front, and that tail with its wing and four big exhaust tips.

For the full story, check out this article from Car And Driver.

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