Pagani unveils Its most potent convertible–The Imola Roadster

More than four years after the unveiling of the Huayra-based Imola coupe, Pagani has decided to take the plunge into the realm of roadsters with the introduction of the Codalunga. Despite the arrival of this technically novel vehicle, Pagani is not yet prepared to bid farewell to the Huayra, a decision consistent with the brand’s history of producing Zonda one-offs even years after the Huayra’s debut. The Codalunga is being touted as Pagani’s ultimate open-top creation to date.


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This roadster boasts a flamboyant aerodynamic package inspired by the most extreme version of the Huayra, the track-only R model. What sets the Imola Roadster apart is its adaptability for street use, a departure from the uncompromising nature of its R counterpart. Impressively lightweight, tipping the scales at a mere 2,776 pounds (1,260 kilograms) before fluids, it mirrors the weight of a supermini. This being a Pagani, it is of course, fitted with a formidable V12 powerplant.


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Under the hood, the Imola Roadster houses a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter engine crafted by AMG, delivering a staggering 838 hp and 1100 Nm of torque. The might of Affalterbach’s engineering prowess is channeled to the rear wheels through a Pagani-exclusive seven-speed sequential gearbox developed by Xtrac. Its top speed is an exhilarating 350 km/h, though an electronic limiter intervenes beyond this threshold.


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In a nod to track-focused road legality, the Imola Roadster is fitted with Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires, measuring 265/30 R20 at the front and 355/25 R21 at the rear, ensconcing forged alloy wheels. Stopping power is supplied by Brembo’s ventilated carbon ceramic brakes on both axles. Notably, the double wishbone suspension with electronically controlled shock absorbers adds to the supercar’s allure.


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Although Pagani remains silent on the price tag, it discloses that only eight units of the Imola Roadster will be produced, making it marginally less exclusive than its coupe counterpart, of which only five were manufactured. This limited production run enhances the desirability and rarity of the Imola Roadster, ensuring its status as a coveted collector’s piece in the realm of high-performance open-top automobiles.

Carlos Miguel Divino

Carlos Miguel Divino

Carlos has lived and breathed cars his entire life. His abundant wealth of knowledge, extensive seat time on the world's best driving roads, and unsatiable curiosity for anything with wheels all mesh together to produce works of passion. IG: Email: [email protected]

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