Pagani Automobili has unveiled the Imola Roadster, an open-top masterpiece developed to take the greatest mechanical and aerodynamic technology to the open road and guarantee uncompromising performance..
Pagani Automobili has unveiled the Imola Roadster a one-of-a-kind design and technical specification, this vehicle does not fear the track even if its eight specimens are homologated for road use throughout the world. It is the best-performing open-top the brand has ever created.
The more powerful engine requires increased cooling, prompting the team to meticulously address the radiators and the dynamics of interior air flows, enhancing the Imola Roadster’s reliability and performance.
Two new features optimize cooling: the enlargement of the two front air intakes and the dual outlet for warm air, one is concealed in the wheel arch and the other is on the side of the bumper, a distinctive feature of the Imola model.
The openings on the wheel arches provide many advantages, such as reducing pressure under the front end to benefit aerodynamic stability and improve airflow towards the rear aerodynamic appendages.
Standing out at the top of the silhouette, the air scoop maximizes the effectiveness of the Pagani V12’s aspiration; the impressive central fin minimizes waves and stabilizes the vehicle. For the first time, the air scoop and the supports of the rear wing have been integrated with the hood.
The body of the tail lights has been updated and new air vents extract hot air from the wheel arch at the same time. This simultaneously improves the cooling of the rear brakes and the downforce—i.e., the aerodynamic force which pushes the vehicle towards the ground and increases road-holding. The impressive extractor balances the ground effect generated by the imposing rear splitter.
Every line and surface of the Imola Roadster was designed with the goal of reaching 600 kg of downforce (1,322.77 lbf) at 280 km/h (173.98 mph) to guarantee safe and reliable behavior in every situation.
The team of engineers and designers concentrated on achieving a balance between a sophisticated system of interior air flows and an exterior profile that would generate downforce in any driving condition. They ensured that every surface served both functional and aesthetic purposes, aligning with Leonardo da Vinci’s principle of Art and Science, which guided the creation of the Imola Roadster and every other Pagani Hypercar.
The lateral acceleration is unexpected: 2.0 g on a continuous drive with peaks of 2.2 g and a longitudinal deceleration of 2.2 g.
Pagani has been developing advanced composite materials for thirty years; the Imola Roadster is the culmination of research striving for perfection. The chassis is made in Carbo-Titanium HP62-G2 and Carbo-Triax HP62, which is firmer than ever, ensuring the driver a race-car driving experience. Plus, it even improves safety.
Weight is crucial for establishing efficiency and driving pleasure. Thanks to structural principles and innovative composite materials, the new vehicle weighs in at just 1,260 kg (2,776.67 lb) —a result of meticulous attention to every detail.
Even the car’s innovative paint contributes to making the vehicle lighter: the Acquarello Light system allows the Imola Roadster to shed 5 kg (11,02 lb) while maintaining the color’s intensity, depth, and sheen.
The Imola Roadster owes part of its magic to the evolution of the 5,980 cc Pagani V12, specifically designed by Mercedes-Benz AMG for Pagani, which delivers 850 HP with 1,100 nm of torque. This power is transferred to the road through the Pagani gearbox by Xtrac, a seven-speed transversal sequential gearbox known for its extraordinary responsiveness.
The interior of the Imola Roadster transcends the boundaries of time; it draws inspiration from the glorious past and projects towards the future of motorsports and grand touring.
Stepping on board transports you to another dimension; time stands still, and the contemplation of details captivates. Every detail captures attention, revealing the precious skill of Pagani’s artisans down to the smallest detail.
The Imola Roadster aims to delight those who experience it, even before igniting the engine: the carbo-wood, the finely embossed leather, the components that showcase the allure of mechanical nature. The satisfaction of touch and sight is immediate.
Even the sense of hearing is not neglected: the seven-channel audio system with the new bass reflex on the door panels provides an immersive and crystal-clear auditory experience.
When contemplation is satisfied, there remains nothing but to assume the most comfortable position in the carbon fiber monocoque seats, fasten the four-point racing-style seat belt, start the Pagani V12 and engage the first gear.
It will be the beginning of a thrilling new journey..