When car makers host a track day event they bring along the very best of their range, which is fine, but they’re just one brand. Now, Pirelli recently hosted one such event at Estoril circuit in Portugal to launch their new Pzero tire, and they brought a full host of super cars from a multitude of makes, including hyper cars such as Pagani Huayra BC.
Don’t despair if you couldn’t make it there, though. You are not alone. Only a handful of journalists and high profile media people were invited, among them Shmee150 to managed to secure some seat time in the Pagani Huayra BC, but not before sampling a Ferrari 488 GTB and a Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 himself around the track:
The philosophy behind Pagani Huayra BC:
The name “BC” represents the initials of Benny Caiola, a person who has greatly inspired Horacio Pagani over the years. Benny was so impressed by the passion and technology of the cars Horacio was designing from the very beginning, he made history as the first customer to buy a Pagani Automobile.
In recent years we have been presented with products that have delivered a new direction for the supercar, introducing hybrid propulsion, a combination of combustion engine and electric motor.
After much careful consideration and research, Pagani Automobili decided not to go the route that others have followed and chosen instead to focus efforts on other technological areas of development that aimed to:
- Create the lightest, globally homologated, Hypercar
- Develop chassis and suspension systems that are derived from motorsport to deliver dynamic and secure car, fast and fun, that retains the comfort typical of a Pagani.
- Develop a completely new AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) paying particular attention to both the performance and comfort, without compromising the weight and balance of the car.