Pagani Huayra Roadster finally spotted

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2017 Pagani Huayra Roadster spy shots - Image via just_supercars_

2017 Pagani Huayra Roadster spy shots - Image via just_supercars_

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We’ve known for some time that Pagani was planning an open-top version of its Huayra supercar. Now a prototype has been spotted, ahead of the car’s likely debut during next March’s 2017 Geneva auto show.

Instagram user just_supercars_ has posted up two photos of the new Huayra Roadster, revealing its distinct roof panel, vertical rear windshield, and engine cover.

It looks like Pagani has given the Huayra Roadster a removable roof panel rather than an automated roof, just as it did with the previous Zonda Roadster. This means the curb weight should remain close to the coupe's 3,000-pound dry weight. (Sadly, the design means the coupe’s gullwing doors have had to go.)

Also like the Zonda Roadster before it, the Huayra Roadster should be mechanically identical to its coupe sibling. This means power will come from the Mercedes-AMG twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V-12, though hopefully this time producing more than the coupe’s 720 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque.

Just 100 Huayra Roadsters are expected to be built, matching the production run of the coupe. Of course, there will likely be limited edition models, too, similar to what we saw with 2016's Huayra BC.

 
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