Ahead of its highly awaited debut at the 2017 Geneva Auto Show, spy shots of the Pagani Huayra Roadster emerged on Instagram. The prototype was spotted in Italy, according to three pictures posted by just_supercars_ and carspotting_af.
If the pictures are to be trusted, it seems Pagani will continue with the removable roof it introduced in the Zonda roadster. This means that despite the increased power under the hood, the Huayra roadster will weigh roughly the same as the coupe model, at around 3,000 pounds or 1,360 kg (the Zonda’s gullwing doors were sacrificed to keep the weight low).
The increased power will come courtesy of a Mercedes-AMG twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V-12. Pagani promised in 2015 that the Huayra’s V-12 would have a bump of 20 hp over the coupe’s 720 hp and would weight 50kg less. Combined with the new transmission, bespoke chassis and revised front and rear sub-frames, this should translate to an enormous increase in performance.
In the design department, the Huayra roadster has evolved a great deal from the coupe. The removable roof will be accompanied by a vertical rear windshield, a new diffuser, and subtle flics just about the tail lights. Pagani has also redesigned the decklid to include two buttresses that will stretch all the way from the passenger cabin to the tail light, to make for a very aggressive look.
In keeping with Pagani’s tradition, only 100 units will be produced.