Remember when it seemed that no matter how hard it tried to do one last version of the Zonda, Pagani would always find an excuse to make another? Well, it seems to be taking the same attitude now with the Huayra.
Despite having been ‘replaced’ by the rather special Utopia at the back end of 2022, the Italian firm has teased a new convertible version of the Huayra. Well, technically, the Imola - a track-focused version of the hypercar, with only five of those built.
This drop-top take on the Imola doesn’t appear to change much, with the exception of a seemingly removable panel. From the single rear image teased at least, the car’s bodywork looks to remain otherwise identical - huge rear wing and aggressive diffuser and all.
Presumably then, this yet-named version of the Imola will also keep its trick active aero system, compromising of several moving winglets. Expect to see the car’s bespoke suspension geometry with interlinked adaptive dampers carried over, with the front shocks able to adjust the ride height on the move.
We’ll presume the AMG-sourced twin-turbo 6.0-litre V12 will still be used, good for 816bhp and 811lb ft of torque in Imola spec. That should be delivered to the rear wheels through a seven-speed Xtrac sequential gearbox.
Dry weight will likely take a slight rise over the Imola’s 1,246kg quoted figure, though not by a huge margin. The existing car also has carbon ceramic brake discs, 400mm front and 380mm, with Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo R semi-slick tyres.
As for pricing, it’s not going to be cheap. A rise on the Imola’s €5m (before tax) asking price can be expected, with a similarly short production run. Not that we think Pagani will struggle to sell them…