2020 Pagani Huayra Review, Pricing, and Specs (2024)

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  • Highs Burly and potent V-12, exquisite cabin design, sculptural sheetmetal.
  • Lows Does without Android Auto and Apple CarPlay interfaces, production numbers are very limited.
  • Verdict The Pagani Huayra BC roadster looks like a work of art, and it's built to deliver a memorable and rewarding driving experience.
By Warren Clarke


With its shapely fenders and sprawling rear wing, the Huayra looks like it was built to conquer the racetrack. And much like a race car, it's constructed with an eye on minimizing curb weight. It's made from materials such as carbon-titanium HP62, a substance that's lighter and stronger than standard carbon fiber. The current Huayra is scheduled to be the last of the line. Still, that may change, since Pagani has a history of acquiescing to the requests of private collectors seeking a one-off or limited-edition model. With only 40 production models planned, the Huayra is rare and magnificent.

What's New for 2020?

Wrapping things up to prepare for the hypercar's announced retirement, Pagani slims the Huayra's lineup to a single all-new trim for the 2020 model year.

Pricing and Which One to Buy

The price of the 2020 Pagani Huayra starts at $3,400,000.

The Huayra's sole trim is the BC roadster, a convertible with enough fire and flash to stir the hearts of the brand's longtime devotees. The initials in this trim's moniker are a tribute to the late Benny Caiola, a car collector who holds the distinction of being Pagani's very first customer. Specially designed Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires wrap 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels in front and 21-inch rims in the rear. The Huayra BC comes standard with lower-body aero elements and a massive wing, and Pagani claims these features work hand in hand to produce a maximum of 1102 pounds of downforce at 174 mph. All models are equipped with a titanium exhaust that directs exhaust gases to the functional diffuser, much like the blown diffusers of Formula 1.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

A twin-turbocharged V-12 lives in the middle of the car. Sourced from Mercedes-AMG, this engine generates 791 horsepower and 775 lb-ft of torque. A seven-speed single-clutch automatic sends power to the rear wheels. Pagani notes that this single-clutch setup is lighter than a dual-clutch transmission. Speaking of weight, the Huayra BC is relatively svelte, tipping the scales at about 2755 pounds. Given the engine's output, we weren't surprised when it leapt to 60 mph in just 3.3 seconds at our test track. According to Pagani the roadster can generate up to 1.9 g's of continuous lateral acceleration when taken through a corner, with peaks of up to 2.2 g's. Carbon-ceramic Brembo brakes are on hand to quickly bring this hypercar to a standstill.

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Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

Fuel-economy figures haven't been released for the 2020 Huayra.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

Able to seat up to two passengers, the Huayra's interior has a look that's distinctly artisanal. The attention to detail is extraordinary, and you get the sense that every aspect of the cabin's design was lavished with care. A gorgeous gear selector sits between the driver and front passenger. This simple component bears elegant lines and handsome exposed-metal detailing. Sitting above the occupants is a removable carbon-fiber roof with a glass insert. Supple leather is used lavishly, and wood accents help give the cabin a warm and inviting ambience. The front seats have graphic lines, and their curves mimic the bold forms of the car's sheetmetal. A four-point seatbelt keeps you strapped in tight during hard turns.

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Infotainment and Connectivity

Pagani's Huayra BC roadster comes with a nine-channel sound system. But if you're looking for Apple CarPlay or Android Auto compatibility, you're out of luck.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

The 2020 Pagani Huayra hasn't received an overall crash-test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Key safety features include:

  • Standard backup camera

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Pagani Huayra Roadster BC
Vehicle Type: mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door targa

Base/As Tested: $3,618,085/$4,058,360
Options: Roof scoop, $150,150; hi-fi system, $65,675; two-tone bodywork, $47,650; Pagani Grigio Mercurio paint, $41,875; fitted luggage, $29,325; Pebble Beach style stripes, $21,675; black-diamond wheels, $18,475; interior aluminum in black, $12,650; brown leather, $10,325; dark gray Alcantara, $10,325; exterior anodization in black, $9675; two-tone interior, $6675; instrument dials in black, $6450; Italian tricolore stitching, $4600; dark-red brake calipers, $4100; "20" on roof and doors, $650

twin-turbocharged and intercooled V-12, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
Displacement: 365 in3, 5980 cm3
Power: 791 hp @ 5900 rpm
Torque: 774 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm

7-speed automated manual

Suspension, F/R: control arms/control arms
Brakes, F/R: 15.7-in vented, cross-drilled, carbon-ceramic disc/15.0-in vented, cross-drilled, carbon-ceramic disc
Tires: Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R
F: 265/30ZR-20 (94Y) HP
R: 355/25ZR-21 (107Y) HP

Wheelbase: 110.0 in
Length: 187.7 in
Width: 80.7 in
Height: 46.5 in
Passenger Volume (C/D est): 50 ft3
Cargo Volume: 3 ft3
Curb Weight: 3051 lb

60 mph: 3.3 sec
100 mph: 5.7 sec
130 mph: 8.2 sec
1/4-Mile: 10.4 sec @ 148 mph
160 mph: 12.1 sec
180 mph: 16.5 sec
Results above omit 1-ft rollout of 0.3 sec.
Rolling Start, 5–60 mph: 3.5 sec
Top Gear, 30–50 mph: 2.5 sec
Top Gear, 50–70 mph: 2.5 sec
Top Speed (C/D est): 230 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 139 ft
Braking, 100–0 mph: 271 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft Skidpad: 1.15 g

Combined/City/Highway: 12/10/15 mpg


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