Totally drop-dead gorgeous or what? Pagani – not afraid to invoke even the name of Leonardo da Vinci in its creations – calls the new Roadster a masterpiece. And there’s no argument about that from us. Take your time to go through the pictures… as ever with a Pagani, it’s the jewel-like details and that exquisite interior that impress as much as the whole.
The numbers behind the car are just as spectacular, such as 754bhp and €2,280,000 base price. Plus VAT naturally. But there are only 100 to be built and they are all presold.
At this stage of the game – just a few weeks to its official unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show – Pagani isn’t bothering with a 0-62mph time, but the Huayra BC coupe delivers it in 2.8 seconds, along with a top speed of 238mph. Will the Roadster be slower? Unlikely.
At 1280kg, the Roadster weighs a little more than the BC but crucially it tips the scales at 80kg less than the standard Huayra coupe. One of the aims was to make a convertible both lighter and stiffer (by 52 per cent) than the coupe, already one of the leaner hypercars around with its hybrid carbon-titanium monocoque construction. That it has done so is quite some claim to fame.