in honor of the first

You know you’re spe­cial when a su­per­car bears your ini­tials

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su­per­car fans will no doubt be fa­mil­iar with Pa­gani’s mon­strous Huayra ( pro­nounced wai-ra), which boasts a cool 720hp pro­duced by a 6.0- liter V12 hand-built by Mercedes-Benz’s AMG di­vi­sion. What you see here, however, is no reg­u­lar Huayra—it’s the Huayra BC. The suf­fix stands for ‘Benny Caiola,’ Ho­ra­cio Pa­gani’s good friend and first cus­tomer. This ver­sion named after him is a lighter, faster, and more hard­core in­car­na­tion of an al­ready ag­gres­sive su­per­car.

The BC sports the same twin-turbo V12 as the stan­dard Huayra, tuned to a meatier 789hp. The beefier en­gine is mated to a sin­gle-clutch seven-speed au­to­mated man­ual gear­box from Xtrac, which is 40% lighter than a stan­dard dual-clutch unit. Ad­di­tional weight sav­ings are im­parted by a new ti­ta­nium ex­haust, weigh­ing in at 2.9kg ( 7.1kg lighter than the stan­dard pipe sys­tem.)

Stop­ping power is pro­vided by a be­spoke unit from Brembo, fea­tur­ing an all-new mono­lithic de­sign with six-pot front calipers and four-pot rear; all in all, the sys­tem re­duces weight by 6% ver­sus the reg­u­lar car’s setup. The wheels are lighter forged units from APP, shod in be­spoke Pirelli P Zero Cor­sas. In line with Pa­gani’s ob­ses­sion with weight sav­ings, the car­bon fiber tub and the sus­pen­sion are also con­structed from lighter ma­te­ri­als. These com­bined mea­sures make the BC some 132kg lighter than the ‘ base’ Huayra.

All 20 units of the BC coupe have been sold out, and or­ders for the BC road­ster are al­ready stack­ing up. Gone with the wind in three, two, one.

as if it al­ready ain’t light and fast enough...

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