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Pagani Imola Roadster | Limited to just 8 units

Unsurprisingly, Pagani's most recent design is a show-stopper, having recently been unveiled. Only eight of the new hypercar, dubbed the Imola Roadster, will be produced. It is an evolution of the Imola, a convertible that carries on the heritage of some of its most powerful automobiles.

In 2020, the Imola coupe made its debut as a tribute to the storied Italian racetrack. Pagani has been attempting to blend the Huayra Roadster BC's advanced technology, open-air experience, and track performance for the past three years.

The end product is an aggressive roadster with a 6.0-litre V12 engine derived from Mercedes-AMG that produces 838 horsepower (625 kW/850 PS) and 811 lb-ft (1,100 Nm) of torque, which is more power than any of the cars that served as its inspiration. The highest speed of the V12 is 217 mph (350 km/h), and it is mated to a 7-speed Xtrac sequential gearbox that has been adjusted by Pagani.

Pagani claims that because of the additional power, the body had to be redesigned to accommodate the increased cooling needs. This involved installing hot air exits and widening the front intakes. The latter were concealed in various locations on the body, such as the side of the bumper and the wheel arch.

These are not only subtle but also improve aerodynamic performance as well. The wheel arch outlets in particular, aid in lowering front-end pressure, which improves stability and directs airflow to the rear aero features. Comparably, the redesigned taillights with vents draw heat from the back wheel arches to cool the brakes and provide downforce over the wheels for increased traction.

The large scoop that protrudes from the body above the seats is less subdued. This is meant to act in tandem with the fin behind it to steady the car at high speeds. It supplies air to the engine.

According to Pagani, every line in the vehicle was created with the intention of giving drivers 1,378 lbs (600 kg) of downforce at 174 mph (280 km/h). According to Pagani, the Imola Roadster can produce 2.2 g of braking force and up to 2.2 g of lateral force.

It was using cutting-edge materials to remove weight while it attempted to add weight with the wind. The Imola Roadster weighs just 2,777 lbs (1,260 kg) thanks to a chassis composed of Carbo-Titanium HP62-G2 and Carbo-Triax HP62, as well as Acquarello Light paint, which helps shed 11 pounds/5 kg of weight.

In order to maximise that power, Pagani has included four extremely complex flaps that offer active aero aid. In the meantime, the intelligent suspension works to lessen roll, dip, and squat for handling performance akin to a racecar.

The Imola Roadster's interior has detailed elements that highlight the vehicle's mechanical essence, highly embossed leather, and carbo-wood trim, all of which are intended to please drivers. Moreover, it has a powerful seven-channel music system with speakers positioned just behind your head.

Although Pagani doesn't disclose the price it will charge clients to have an Imola Roadster built for them, you know it will be in the millions. It is unlikely to lose value, though, given that there are only eight instances (until you crash it).

TopGear Magazine February 2024