Pagani has once again set the automotive world abuzz with its latest marvel, the Imola Roadster. This street-legal hypercar isn’t just a high-performance machine; it’s a testament to the art of car making, limited to a mere eight units worldwide.
The Legacy Continues: Imola Roadster’s Genesis
The Imola Roadster draws inspiration from the track-only Huayra R, yet it’s more than just a convertible sibling to the 2020 Imola Coupé. According to Lorenzo Kerkoc, Head of Pagani Grandi Complicazioni, it represents a harmonious blend of the Huayra Roadster BC’s cutting-edge technology with the aerodynamic prowess of the Huayra R. This fusion creates a vehicle that is significantly more advanced and complex, setting a new benchmark in hypercar design.
Engine Excellence: The Heart of the Imola Roadster
At the core of this automotive masterpiece lies an enhanced Pagani V12 engine. Producing a staggering 850hp at 5,600 rpm and a torque of 1,100 nm, the Imola Roadster promises an exhilarating driving experience. This potent powertrain is encased in a lightweight structure, tipping the scales at just over 2,700 lbs. Pagani’s three-decade expertise in advanced composite materials plays a crucial role in achieving this feat.
Aerodynamics Meets Artistry
The Roadster’s design ethos is a tribute to Pagani’s philosophy of merging art with science. Each line and surface is meticulously crafted, with the vehicle achieving an astounding 1,322 lbs of downforce at 173.98 mph. This design ensures stability and safety across various driving conditions. Innovations in cooling and aerodynamics, including enlarged front air intakes, dual outlets, an integrated air scoop, and a revamped rear wing, enhance both performance and visual allure.
Unparalleled Handling and Customization
The Imola Roadster boasts an independent double wishbone suspension made from aluminum alloy, complemented by electronically controlled shock absorbers. Resting on Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires, it offers unmatched grip and handling. Pagani’s commitment to customization is evident in every aspect of the Roadster. From carbo-wood interiors to the Acquarello Light paint system that reduces the vehicle’s weight by 11 lbs, each element is tailored to provide a unique and personal driving experience.