More than a year ago, we were introduced to the Pagani Utopia, the third in the bloodline that started with the Zonda. This also seemed to bring the curtain down on its predecessor, the Huayra, but nothing could be further from the truth. A new version of the Huayra appeared earlier this year in the form of the Pagani Huayra Dinamica Evo. That wasn’t the last either, because now we turn our spotlight on Pagani’s latest creation: the Imola Roadster.
As its name suggests, the Pagani Imola Roadster (although the Huayra name is not mentioned now) is an open sequel to the Huayra Imola from almost four years ago. That was an exceptionally intense version of the Huayra; otherwise, the name of such an iconic circuit would not have been on it. Not long afterward, the extra lavishly decorated and extra strong Huayra Imola paled in comparison to the Huayra R. The now-presented Pagani Imola Roadster shares its beating heart with the Huayra R and is, therefore, a step more intense than the closed Huayra Imola.
The Pagani Imola Roadster has an 850 hp and 1,100 Nm-strong version of the 6.0 biturbo V12 from Mercedes-AMG. A crazy amount of power for a convertible. This means the Imola Roadster reaches a top speed of 350 km/h. For drivers with hair loss, we hope that the wind is sufficiently diverted. In any case, just like the Huayra R, the Imola Roadster is packed with aerodynamic extras to keep it firmly pressed to the road. At 280 km/h, 600 kilos of downforce is generated on the 1,260-kilo car.
Active suspension, electronically adjusted damping, and Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires further contribute to optimally translating the enormous power into fast lap times. Or just driving fast on public roads, because that’s where the Imola Roadster can be. Only eight are made, so the chance that you will just see the Imola Roadster driving by is not very high.