Pagani’s ultra-exclusive, mega-quick Huayra BC hypercar is finally coming to Australia – albeit only fleetingly.
Its whirlwind visit is set to be a spectacular one. Not only will it be making its first Australian appearance at the World Time Attack Challenge in October - an on-track battle between some of the fastest production-based cars on the planet - but the Pagani Huayra BC will also be turning its wheels in anger.
The 552kW Huayra BC will be driven during the Midday Mayhem break on both Friday and Saturday, with Keiichi Tsuchiya at the helm. Never heard of him? His nickname of ‘Drift King’ might jog your memory.
The cherry on top? Those who purchase a ticket to the World Time Attack Challenge before September 4 will go into the running to win a hot lap in the Huayra BC with the Drift King himself.
“The Huayra BC is much more than just a beautiful, expensive car,” said Pagani’s Asia-Pacific PR chief Dino Dalle Carbonare.
“It’s been designed with a race track in mind, and we want to showcase the car in its natural habitat.”
The Huayra BC, named for Pagani’s first-ever customer Benny Caiola, turns up the heat on the regular Huayra’s twin-turbocharged 6.0 litre V12 engine to make a massive 552kW and 1000Nm of torque.
Weight is pared down to 1218kg (slightly lighter than a Toyota Corolla) from the standard Huayra’s 1350kg, and titanium strands are woven into its carbon fibre chassis to increase rigidity.
The BC’s brakes use motorsport-grade Brembo calipers and carbon ceramic discs, while the aerodynamics package retains the Huayra’s active flaps but features bigger wings, splitter diffusers and canard surfaces to help pin it to the road.
Like the standard Huayra, the Huayra BC takes power to the rear wheels exclusively through a seven-speed single-clutch automated manual gearbox.
Want one? Too bad. Besides costing in excess of $3.3 million, the Huayra BC is strictly left-hand drive – and all 20 units in its limited production run already have names against them.