We’re big fans of the Pagani Huayra – the finest, most indulgent, most obsessively-detailed hypercar there has ever been.
Any Huayra is special, but this one is extra-extra-special. Extra-special because it’s the tuned and honed BC – of which only 20 were built. And extra-extra-special because it’s probably the most tasteful, most beautiful one made. And it’s for sale.
This particular Huayra BC is called Macchina Volante – Italian for ‘flying machine’ – in tribute to one of Horacio Pagani’s heroes, Leonardo da Vinci, who designed several flying machines. Some of which even worked.
It’s finished in bare carbonfibre tinted a rather fetching shade of Blue Tricolore. The whole chassis has been sprinkled in blue glitter, as well.
The gigantic rear wing is a one-off, designed to provide even more downforce than the standard Huayra BC – if such a thing exists. It’s also fitted with the optional snorkel air intake.
There are many, many ‘Huayra MV BC’ logos dotted around the car, including one engraved into the rear wing that was hand-painted by Horacio Pagani himself. There are even ‘MV’ logos adonised into the exhaust tips.
The number 12 features on the spoiler, as well, in tribute to legendary racing driver and friend of Horacio Pagani, Juan Manual Fangio – it was the number carried by the Mercedes W196 that Fangio raced during the 1955 F1 season.
A further Fangio tribute is found inside, with seats upholstered in the same pattern of tartan cloth found in the W196. There’s Blue Jeans leather, as well, along with more logos and adonised detailing.
The car comes with a seven-piece luggage set trimmed to match the interior, and a pair of black adonised keys.
The Huayra BC is powered by a 6.0-litre, twin-turbo V8 built by AMG, producing a towering 789bhp and 811lb/ft of torque. In a car that weighs little more than 1,200kg.
Pagani has never released performance figures, but bear in mind that the standard, 720bhp Huayra will get from 0-60mph in 2.8secs and run on to 238mph.
The bodywork of the BC – named after another friend and patron of Pagani, Benny Caiola – is honed for better aerodynamics, with very many wings, splitters and other flicks and kicks that control the airflow. And the chassis was heavily retuned to suit. Indeed, the road-going BC could probably worry a proper GT3 race car on a track.
The Pagani Huayra BC Macchina Volante – phew – is up for sale at Miller Motorcars in Conneticut, USA. Many millions will be needed to buy it.
Incidentally, the dealer has no less than three Huayras for sale, probably more than any other in world.
Better get playing Euromillions.
By Graham King