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The most powerful open-top Pagani of all time, the Imola Roadster

If you’re a fan of the aggressive design of the Pagani Huayra R but can’t stand the fact that it’s a pure track car, you may have found exactly what you’ve been looking for: the all-new Pagani Imola Roadster, an open-top -Road-legal version of the Pagani Huayra, which features some clear design influences from the Huayra R, but you’ll have to be quick as only eight examples of the Pagani Imola Roadster will be built.

Lorenzo Kerkoc – Head of Pagani Grandi Complicazioni, explains: “Initially we wanted to develop an open twin of the Imola Coupé, the vehicle launched in 2020 that pays homage to the legendary race track. Then we took a different approach: we combined the sophisticated technology of the Huayra Roadster BC with the design and aerodynamic principles of the Huayra R track car. The result is the much more advanced and complex Imola Roadster.”

The more powerful you make your engine, the more cooling it needs. Therefore, Pagani’s design team needs to modify the aerodynamics of the airflow around the new Imola Roadster to bring more air to the radiators. Therefore, the front air intakes are larger. The hot air vent is located in the wheel arch and is connected to another vent on the side of the massively low front bumper, designed specifically for the Imola Roadster. But you have to admit that the most impressive air intake is the “snorkel” that rises between the two seats and ends in a vertical fin to the massive rear wing. It was also necessary to redesign the area around the taillights and add additional vents to the wheel arches. Also note a very intimidating lower rear diffuser that matches the aggressive design of the rear wing – all necessary to increase downforce.

The redesign of the Pagani Imola Roadster had a big goal from the start: to achieve a total downforce of 600 kg at 280 km/h (1,322.77 lft at 173.98 mph), with a weight of 2.0 g of acceleration in continuous driving, with peaks of 2.2 g possible, coupled with a longitudinal deceleration of 2.2 g, this was possible thanks to a Carbo-Titanium HP62-G2 and Carbo-Triax HP62 chassis that is stronger and more durable than ever before the total weight to just 1,260 kg (2,776.67 lb), and Pagani was even able to save 5 kg in weight by using this special innovative Acquarello Light paint system.

The power of the Pagani Imola Roadster is 850 hp and 1,100 Nm of torque from the 5,980 cc Pagani V12 engine, which was developed exclusively for this model by Mercedes-Benz AMG. The Xtrac seven-speed sequential gearbox helps put all the power to the Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires on Avional APP forged wheels, the tire sizes are 265/30 R20 at the front and 355/25 R21 at the rear, respectively, and let’s not forget this Pagani’s amazing six-pipe exhaust system. A true work of art to look at and a symphony to listen to.

The Pagani Imola Roadster is a custom model from the Grandi Complicazioni division, and that means the car will be produced in minimal numbers. Some cars from this department are truly unique pieces, in the world of haute horlogerie these are called Grand Complications, and Pagani Automobili adopts this name for the special projects department: these are vehicles produced in extremely limited series and their technologies are so complex that only a few master craftsmen can complete them, and which offer an infinite choice of customizations: colors, finishes, materials and shapes are developed in total synergy between customers and craftsmen to satisfy every desire and create a completely tailor-made object .

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