Pagani has done it again with the awe-inspiring Pagani Imola Roadster – a convertible masterpiece that’s been dubbed “the best-performing open-top the brand has ever created.”
Originally intended to be a mirror image of the Imola Coupe, Pagani took an unexpected turn to pay homage to the Huayra R, giving birth to the phenomenal Imola Roadster.
The beating heart of the Imola Roadster lies in its 6.0-litre, twin-turbo V12, a powerhouse crafted by AMG exclusively for Pagani. Boasting an upgraded version, this monstrous engine churns out a staggering 838bhp and 811lb ft of torque. Paired with a seven-speed Xtrac sequential gearbox, power is unleashed through the rear wheels, ensuring an adrenaline-pumping driving experience.
Attempting to make a turbocharged V12 sound fascinating is no easy feat, but Pagani embraces the challenge. The Imola Roadster features a six-pipe titanium exhaust system, promising not only an astonishing auditory experience but also the capability to accelerate with a jaw-dropping force of 2g and reach speeds exceeding 217mph.
While top speed isn’t the primary focus, the Imola Roadster is all about enhancing aerodynamic efficiency. Every inch of its design is meticulously crafted to achieve 600kg of downforce at 173.98mph. Enlarged front air intakes, dual warm air outlets, and strategically designed wheel arch openings contribute to reduced pressure and enhanced stability, making this convertible track monster a force to be reckoned with.
Built on Pagani’s ‘Carbo-Titanium’ tub, the Imola Roadster is lighter and firmer than ever, weighing in at a mere 1,260kg. The use of composite materials, coupled with innovative design choices like a roof scoop and a central fin, adds to both the aesthetic appeal and the structural integrity.
Despite its bewinged and finned track-monster appearance, the Imola Roadster is fully road-legal. Special forged wheels clad in Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires hint at its road-going status, while the interior boasts a seven-channel audio system, embossed leather, carbo-wood trim, and Pagani’s signature attention to detail.
With Pagani producing only eight of these extraordinary machines, the price tag is expected to soar into the millions. Yet, for those fortunate enough to claim one, the Imola Roadster promises an unparalleled driving experience.