The most potent and track-oriented models offered by Pagani are the Huayra BC and Huayra BC Roadster. The model featured aero and power upgrades over the standard Huayra to help the hypercar perform better on track and not to mention look a lot wilder too.
Now, it's time for the BC models to move aside as the most powerful Pagani model has arrived. Welcome the Pagani Imola.
Much like other recent Pagani models, the Imola is an ultra-limited variant of the Huayra. What makes it special is the host of aero upgrades made by the Italian supercar builder. It also has an additional 100 horsepower under the hood over the standard Huayra. Better yet, it gets its name from the Italian race track at which testing for the model was done – Imola.
Starting with the design, it's the not prettiest Pagani by far. In fact, some might find the BC or even just the standard Huayra to look better than the Imola. However, the automaker says that changes were made to optimize aerodynamics and weight over styling. The result of the new design is improved aerodynamics and weight savings. All in all, the Imola tips the scales at just 1,246 kg.
“We can’t say that it’s an elegant car. We wanted an efficient vehicle, and just as you’d expect if you were looking at an F1 single-seater, this led us to design a car with additional aerodynamic features. So, although on the one hand, these details may detract from the lines and overall aesthetics of the vehicle, on the other, they also allow to improve lap time, ease of driving and especially safety,” said Horacio Pagani, Founder and Chief Designer of Pagani Automobili.
Aside from the exterior, the twin-turbo 6.0-liter V12 engine developed by Mercedes-AMG has also been upgraded. It now produces 827 horsepower and 1,100 Nm of torque and shifts via a 7-speed automatic gearbox. For comparison, that's 36 horsepower and 50 Nm more powerful than the one found in the Huayra BC Roadster.
Only five units of the $5.4 million (Php 275 million) Imola will be built, all of which have been spoken for already. As such, only a handful of people will be able to see one in person, let alone experience it on the track.