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New Pagani Huayra BC takes to the track

Published: 18 January 2016

► Fixed-wing Pagani Huayra BC spotted testing
► Caught on track, previewed on social media
► Pagani Instagram feed shows fixed-wing car

If the standard version of Pagani's twin-turbocharged V12 Huayra wasn't quick enough for your tastes, then you're in luck. According to new spy shots and a teaser image released by the company, a more extreme version – dubbed the 'BC' – is in the works.

We've seen shots of the car before but Samuel Cuthbert, editor of 'The Whole Car' blog, recently spotted the car undergoing trials at Autodromo di Modena – and got a much closer look at it. According to Cuthbert, the engineers on hand said 'they were testing a new transmission and active differential' and that they would 'only make 20 of these'.

The latest spy shots follow Pagani's posting of a teaser image of a monstrous-looking Huayra variant on its social media channels. We’ve brightened up the shadowy image to allow a clearer look at the track-focused car’s giant fixed rear wing, racecar-esque diffuser and QR-code camouflage – which, when read, takes you to Pagani's development page.

Posted in January 2016 on Pagani’s Facebook and Instagram channels, the picture was accompanied by a simple caption:

'2016 is coming. #pagani #huayrabc'

Hence the assumption that this new, more extreme evolution will be badged the ‘Huayra BC’. Expect to find out more, soon, though – it's rumoured that the car may make its debut at the Geneva motor show in March.

As to quite what BC stands for, we’re in the dark as much as the picture. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Haven’t we seen this car before?

This isn’t the first sighting of this particular Huayra. It’s previously been caught on video testing at the San Martino del Lago circuit in northern Italy by YouTube automotive channel PurePerformance. Watch the footage (and hear the exhaust note, notably different to that of Huayras we’ve heard before) in the video at the foot of this story.

It was originally rumoured to be an upcoming Huayra S model, in the vein of Pagani’s past Zonda S variants, which featured enhanced powertrain, aerodynamics and chassis components.

This isn’t its first trailer on social media, either. In October 2015, Pagani posted a spoof Back to the Future image (below) on its Instagram feed showing the silhouette of a Huayra with a fixed rear wing. More details soon…

Click here to watch CAR’s video road test of the original Pagani Huayra supercar.

Pagani Huayra

By James Taylor

CAR's deputy features editor, automotive design graduate, Radical champ

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