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Over the course of fourteen years of production, Pagani made more special editions and versions of the Zonda than we would care to count. But over the past three years since its debut, we've only seen the one version of the Huayra.

That won't be the case forever, though. In correspondence with Autoblog, company spokesman Luca Venturi confirmed that Pagani is indeed working on a roadster version of the Huayra, just as it had done with the Zonda before it. The Huayra Roadster will likely carry all of the same mechanical features as the coupe on which it is based, including the 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 which Mercedes-AMG builds for Pagani.

Expect all 720 horsepower to continue being transmitted to the rear wheels through the Huayra's seven-speed, single-clutch sequential gearbox, which Pagani chose over a more advanced dual-clutch gearbox due to its lighter weight. By the same token, we wouldn't expect a complex folding hard-top like you'd find on the likes of the Ferrari 458 Spider or McLaren 650S. Pagani would more likely go with removable roof panel like the one found on the Zonda Roadster or Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport.

Pagani tells us that the Huayra Roadster is currently under development and will debut sometime within the next two years, which is a little behind the three-year timeframe we were told to expect... three years ago. But despite the epic pace at which their supercars can cover ground, things can move slower than expected at exotic automakers like Pagani. You can bet that when it does arrive, though, the Huayra Roadster will command even more than the $1.5 million Pagani gets for the existing coupe.

As for the prospect of special editions like Pagani made out of now-retired Zonda, perhaps Venturi put it best: "There's nothing planned yet in this direction, but let me say that every single Pagani is a kind of special edition: they're so suited around the customer that we might call every Huayra as a special Huayra."


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      zero
      • 1 Year Ago
      It will be interesting how the roadster version will turned out given that the gulling door will not work.
      tbird57w
      • 1 Year Ago
      700+hp to rwd going to be rough on traction/tires i would think. seems they buy parts from other manufacturers and then try and put them all together into one vehicle.
        Moreno636
        • 1 Year Ago
        @tbird57w
        Never ever....ever ever ever ever comment on another automotive article ever again.
        Yas
        • 1 Year Ago
        @tbird57w
        30 minutes to understand Pagani and the Huyara. It is put together from 5000 parts. The AMG engine is counted as 1. Most of the rest is produced by suppliers created and maintained by Pagani, to ensure quality: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b5IMor7Hb4
        Lancelot
        • 1 Year Ago
        @tbird57w
        the pagani are kit cars.
      Goahead
      • 1 Year Ago
      But can they make one for under $30k so ordinary people like us can afford it?
      Lancelot
      • 1 Year Ago
      meh. The 2015 NSX, 2016 GTR, and 2017 ZR1 will SMOKE overpriced eurotrash!
      11fiveoh
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wish they could find a way to keep the gullwing doors, but I don't see that happening.
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