Since 2011, year when the Pagani Huayra was revealed to the world at the Geneva Motor Show [LINK VIDEO], I was already hearing all sorts of rumors going around of a new, more agressive version of the car. Obviously, it was a bit early to think about another model in a realistic way. Back in early 2015, we started having more info. Something new was coming. The Pagani Huayra has proven to be a huge sucess worldwide, no doubt. Countless units have been sold across various countries (we even have one in France, that’s something). I couldn’t help but think of a spider version or a “Huayra R”, both very logical steps in the Huayra’s legacy.
And then it came, the Huayra BC
The Huayra BC is everything you’d expect from an upgraded Huayra: more agressive, lighter than its older brother, yet more powerful (unofficial sources mention something close to 800bhp – that’s roughly +100hp compared to the Huayra). That being said, despite all these upgrades, everything suggests this is not a “Huayra R” (the “track version”) – but another road-legal car. Though I’m secretly crying deep inside, I found my silver lining: eventually, the Huayra R will come.
At first we only had spyshots of the car, then mouth-watering teasers from Pagani, then real pictures. But since the beginning, one part of the car stood out, as far as I’m concerned. The wing. Everything suggested there was a new, characteristical feature on the car. The shape of the wing is unique and instantly recognizable, especially when you look at it from the sideview. To me, it makes me think of an aquatic creature body part, probably a shark fin. Yeah, it looks like a shark fin. Though the Huayra had aerodynamic flaps in the back, this is something else.
There also seems to be a new front bumper, giving that “bigger, better, faster” look that all manufacturers look for on upgrades. That being said, all those details really make you wonder: where is the line between the racecar and the road-legal car? Whatever the answer, I can’t wait for Geneva 2016!
Also, and this is for the interesting anecdote, we eventually learned what “BC” stood for. It’s an hommage to “Benny Caiola”, a famous american car-collector & long-time client of Pagani who passed away in 2010. He also happened to be known for his awesome Ferrari collection.