In a recent announcement, Pagani revealed the Imola Roadster, a convertible variant derived from the Imola coupe. Limited to just eight units, the hypercar represents a meeting point between track performance and the thrill of open-air driving.
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The Imola Roadster showcases meticulous aerodynamic design to ensure maximum downforce and stability at high speeds. An aggressive aero kit includes enlarged air intakes, a larger rear diffuser, and a fixed rear spoiler. The latter features four active flaps for dynamic downforce adjustments. Surprisingly, even as a roadster, it incorporates a roof scoop and a shark fin to emphasise aero efficiency over top speed. Pagani aimed for 600 kg of downforce at 280 km/h, which led the design direction.
Powering the Imola Roadster is a hand-assembled 6,0-litre, twin-turbocharged Mercedes-AMG engine. The V12 pumps out 635 kW and 1 100 N.m of torque allowing the hypercar to pile on to a top speed that is limited to 350 km/h. The engine is paired with a seven-speed X-trac automated manual transmission, promising seamless gear changes and optimal power delivery.
Pagani’s commitment to lightweight construction is evident in the Imola Roadster’s monocoque that is made from a combination of carbo-titanium and carbo-triax, weighing a mere 1 260 kg. This construction contributes to exceptional agility and handling, with adjustable dampers catering to different driving conditions. The interior boasts hand-stitched leather, carbon-fibre accents, and billet aluminium components. The cockpit features a fully customisable digital instrument panel, and bucket-style seats provide comfort during high-speed manoeuvres.
Despite its track-focused nature, the Imola Roadster doesn’t compromise on technology. It features a state-of-the-art infotainment system with a touchscreen display, a premium sound system, and a rearview camera. Microprocessors continually refine ride and handling balance based on drive modes and car behaviour. Driver-assistance technologies, including adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and blind-spot monitoring, enhance the driving experience.