The Pagani Huayra is one of the most breathtaking supercars on the road today, but of course Pagani doesn’t plan to stop there.
Since the Huayra was first revealed in 2011, a topless roadster version has been expected, and it looks like the wait is almost over.
Speaking to Autoblog, Pagani spokesman Luca Venturi confirmed that the company is working on a Huayra roadster, and said it would arrive within two years.
Now, that’s a bit of a delay considering that initial reports pointed to a late-2014 arrival time for the car, but time flows differently for small Italian supercar makers.
After all, it will probably take some time to reshape the Huayra’s outrageously-styled skin to account for the missing roof.
It’s likely the roadster won’t be a true convertible with a folding top, but will simply have a removable roof panel like the previous Zonda Roadster. Those gull-wing doors will have to go, too.
Removing the roof should also expose the Huayra’s gorgeous interior, which features unparalleled craftsmanship from the exposed gear linkage to the titanium nuts and bolts used to hold everything together.
What won’t change is the 6.0-liter, twin-turbocharged Mercedes-Benz AMG V12, which is mated to a seven-speed single-clutch sequential transmission. Pagani chose this over a more fashionable dual-clutch unit to save weight.
Two years seems too long to wait for something like that, but at least it gives prospective buyers a chance to save up enough money for the sticker price, which will likely be well over $1 million.
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