The Pagani Huayra BC: A Modern Masterpiece

Pagani is a company that has become world-famous for creating some of the most exquisite automobiles to grace public roads. In 2012, the Huayra was revealed. This was a 730 horsepower, 230 mph hypercar hand-crafted with an unbelievable attention to detail. Now that the original production run of 100 cars has concluded, the company's founder Horacio Pagani was tasked with creating a follow-up; an even more performance-oriented car to take on the fastest cars the planet has to offer. Now, this has finally been revealed. Named with the initials of Pagani's first ever customer, this is the Huayra BC.

Powered by the same 6 liter, twin-turbocharged AMG V12 as the original car, the BC produces an astonishing 789 horsepower and 811 lb ft of torque. This immense power is sent to the rear wheels through a new 7-speed automated manual transmission (which shifts twice as fast as the outgoing one). No specific performance figures have been quoted yet, but expect a 0-60 time comfortably below three seconds and a top speed that will put most of the automotive world's fast cars to shame.

The power upgrades, however, are not the biggest changes to this new Huayra. Not even close. To say the Huayra's body has received a proper aerodynamic improvement would be an understatement, as you can probably tell by the extreme bodywork. At the front end, the front bumper and splitter have been completely revised, and now include a set of menacing dive planes to channel air around the car. The fenders have also been revised, along with the carbon-fiber side skirts and side intakes. The rear now features a new diffuser with ten (yes, you read that right) fins, along with extra vents to let heat out of the vehicle. There's also a massive new rear wing, which will do wonders to keep the back end planted. It also features a titanium exhaust, which is lighter (and, of course, louder) than the original. To complete the look, it rides on a set of 7-spoke, lightweight wheels. Not only is the BC much more aerodynamic than the "standard" Huayra, but it also weighs nearly 300 pounds less. This Huayra weighs in at 2,685 pounds, giving it an astonishingly good power-to-weight ratio.

The Huayra BC is yet another example of Pagani's obsessive tendency to improve their cars. Only 20 units will be produced, and they've all been sold before the car was even revealed to the public. The price, you ask? An eye-watering $2,600,000. But, for a car this special, and rare, that number doesn't surprise me one bit. For more news on Pagani, as well as everything else from this year's Geneva Motor Show, stay tuned to Oh So Lofty.