The name “BC” represents the initials of Benny Caiola, a person who has greatly inspired Horacio Pagani over the years. Benny was so impressed by the passion and technology of the cars Horacio was designing from the very beginning he made history as the first customer to buy a Pagani Automobili.
The Huayra BC is the most technologically advanced Huayra Coupé yet, introducing technical upgrades which will be applied in the Pagani cars of the future. The BC is not just a “restyling” of the Huayra, but a product that includes changes in every part of the vehicle. Essentially it is a car that has a completely different personality to that of the Huayra Coupé.
The BC was conceived primarily as road going car that will give the driver maximum exhilaration and performance during track days and special events, the Huayra BC has been inspired by its “track focused” predecessors: the Pagani Zonda R and the Zonda Cinque.
In regards to the engine the BC retains the Huayra’s Mercedes-AMG-sourced 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12, but output increases to over 750 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque. The company says the final figures should be ready “soon,” and the specs at the bottom of the announcement also show the equivalent of 789 hp, which hints the actual number may be in that range. Pagani doesn’t mention performance specs yet, which is probably because the engine output isn’t final.
Pagani also sheds significant weight off the original coupe. The BC weighs 2,685 pounds versus about 2,976 pounds for a standard Huayra, depending on specification. Some of the biggest cuts come from the new seven-speed automated manual transmission and electronic active differential that are 40 percent lighter than the previous gearbox. Suspension components from an aeronautic aluminum alloy called HiForg also weigh 25 percent less than before. It gets a new exhaust that’s significantly lighter than before, as well as lightweight alloy wheels. Pirelli even created custom P Zero Corsa tires with increased grip but three percent less weight. In addition to the P Zero Corsas, Pirelli also has created a P Zero Trofeo R track tire for the BC that will allow for 2G of lateral acceleration, the automaker claims. These tweaks create a hypercar that sticks like glue on a circuit but is still road legal.
The BC features a new front splitter, massive rear wing, and huge diffuser, but the styling differences go much deeper compared to the original Huayra. According to Pagani, the roof is the only shared body panel between the two vehicles. Pagaini won’t yet say how many BCs it will make or how much they will cost. However, the company already sold out of the original Huayra. We wouldn’t be surprised if the company didn’t already have several pending orders for the new one.