In the never-ending battle for supercar supremacy, Pagani Automobili just fired the latest salvo with the introduction of their latest engineering and automotive marvel, the brand new 827 hp beast their calling the Imola.
Just when we go and think that the supercar companies can’t possibly top themselves and create a vehicle more wild than what’s previously been produced like the McLaren Elva, or the Automobile Turismo e Sport, Pagani goes and drops a car so unique that it breaks the bank with a cool $5,416,750 (5 million euros) price tag.
Even crazier, Pagani is only going to be making five of these Imolas.
Named after the racetrack on which it was modeled and fine-tuned, the new Pagani Imola is a roadworthy Hypercar with a wholly racing temperament that embodies the maximum expression of Pagani Automobili’s track technology.
With a limited edition of only five examples built, the Pagani Imola has gone through the severest on-track validation test ever applied to a Pagani car. In addition to the regular and already scrupulous validation process, in fact, Imola has covered over 16,000 km on the track at racing speed – the equivalent to about three times the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
So what do you get for your $5.4 million?
First off, they’re already sold so you won’t be getting anything, but for those lucky five people, their rear-wheel drive Imola will come with a Mercedes-AMG-sourced 6.0-liter V12, an Xtrac 7-speed automatic transmission with a triple-disc clutch and electronically controlled differential, a set of Brembo 4 ventilated carbon-ceramic disc brakes with six-piston calipers in the front and four pistons in the rear, a Carbo-Titanium HP62 G2 and Carbo-Triax HP62 monocoque, and the introduction of Acquarello Light, a new bespoke painting system that reduces the weight of the paint by a very important 5 kg (11 pounds).
“The paint of a vehicle is not just an aesthetic requirement, but has essential technical functions, such as protecting from external influences and preventing the ageing of the material, in particular of advanced composites,” explains Horacio Pagani, Founder and Chief Designer of Pagani Automobili. “We managed to create a protection shield capable of isolating the underlying material from external threats, consequently increasing its impact resistance, and after years of research to optimize our painting system with the aim of significantly reducing weight, we are proud to finally announce the achievement of this milestone with such a special car as the Imola. The new technology will obviously be available on future Pagani models.”
The Imola weighs in at 2,747 pounds (1,246 kg) and comes shod with Pirelli’s newly created Next MIRS system.