Pagani Imola Roadster Is the Evil Twin of the Coupe, Comes With 838 Horsepower

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Pagani has come up with the Roadster version of the Imola. The open top sports an extravagant design, which seems more daring looks. Only eight such units will be homologated for road use worldwide.
The Pagani Imola Roadster comes with unique lines inspired by track-only Huayra R and is, as the carmaker claims, the best-performing open-top it has ever created. It arrives two years after the brand introduced the coupe back in 2020 as a homage to the legendary racetrack in Italy.

The car combines the sophisticated technology of the Huayra Roadster BC with the design and aerodynamics of the Huayra R track car in order to get the ultimate hypercar.

The model is powered by the 6.0-liter V12, specifically designed by Mercedes-AMG for Pagani, linked to an Xtrac seven-speed transversal sequential gearbox. The power unit is capable of developing 838 horsepower (850 PS) and 811 lb-ft (1,100 Nm) of torque and makes the car hit a top speed of 217 mph (350 kph). The engine has to pull only 2,777 pounds (1,260 kilograms).

Even the paintwork helped the team keep the weight under control. The Acquarello Light system allows the Imola Roadster to shed 11.02 pounds (5 kilograms) with no compromise on intensity and depth.

Pagani Imola Roadster
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The extra oomph required extra cooling. So, the engineers had to work on the radiators and dynamics of interior airflow. They enlarged the two front air intakes and the dual outlet for warm air, with one integrated into the arch wheel and the other one sitting on the side of the bumper.

Meanwhile, the openings on the wheel arches reduce pressure under the front end, thus enhancing stability and improving airflow at the rear appendages. There is also an air scoop, for the first time integrated into the hood, specifically designed to maximize the efficiency of the V12's aspiration.

The carmaker claims that every single line of the body of the hyper-roadster was designed with the goal of achieving 1,323 pounds (600 kilograms) of downforce at 174 mph (280 kph) to provide safe road behavior.

The Imola Roadster sports a chassis made in carbo-titanium HP62-G2 and carbo-trial HP62, solutions that make it extremely stiff.

Pagani mounted a sophisticated suspension with an independent double wishbone made from aluminum alloy, helical springs, and electronically controlled shock absorbers, which work to reduce the effects of dive, squat, and roll.

Pagani Imola Roadster
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The car rides on seven-spoke 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels made from Avional forged monolithic aluminum alloy, wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires, homologated for road use.

The cabin of the Imola roadster found inspiration in motor racing and grand touring. A carbo-wood finish and embossed leather are on board. A seven-channel audio system with new bass reflex on the door panels provides a crystal-clear auditory experience.
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