Pagani's new hypercar based on the Huayra is limited to just five examples, and comes with an eye-watering price tag.
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The Pagani Imola has been unveiled before its in-person debut at the 2020 Geneva motor show at the beginning of March.

Based on the Carbo-Titanium and Carbo-Triax monocoque used by the Huayra BC Roadster, the Imola has been developed with a "fanatical attention to weight-saving".

This includes a new paint technology that reduces overall weight by five kilograms, while maintaining the lustre of a more traditionally-applied finish.

Horacio Pagani, the company's founder and chief stylist, admits the car's various aerodynamic additions mean "we can’t say that it’s an elegant car".

Pagani says he could have increased downforce by lowering the car, but due to the uneven nature of public roads which "can lead to the loss of several hundred kilograms of downforce in just a few instants" decided instead to work "very carefully on the upper part and details of the car".

In addition to the unmissable aero package there are mobile winglets that can generate aerodynamic braking when required, an integrated active shock absorber system, and a front suspension setup which can automatically change ride height.

The Imola is powered by a 6.0-litre Mercedes-AMG V12 engine tuned to deliver 617kW and 1100Nm. That's up from the Huayra BC's 590kW and 1050Nm.

The V12 is connected to the rear wheels via an electro-mechanical differential and a seven-speed automated manual transmission with a new 'Smart Gas' setup to reduce shift times. Performance figures have yet to be announced.

It rides on specially developed 265/30 Pirelli Trofeo R tyres with 20-inch wheels at the front, and a 355mm wide tyres and 21-inch wheels out the back.

Stopping ability comes courtesy of a set of Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes with 398mm discs and six-piston monolithic calipers up front, and 380mm discs and four-piston units at the rear.

Named after the famed Italian race track, the Pagani Imola has reportedly undergone 16,000km of validation at racing speeds. A figure the company is only too keen to say is equivalent to three times the distance covered by a 24 Hours of Le Mans race car.

Just five Imola coupes will be made with the price for starting from €5 million ($8.1 million) excluding VAT, and all have already been sold.