Yes, the Zonda is on its way out, but it is definitely not leaving without exiting without leaving its mark! Pagani has announced today that their Zonda R recorded a Nurburgring Nordschleife lap-time of 6:47. This is better than the 6.58 lap time Ferrari recently achieved in a 599XX. However the Zonda R is not a road legal model, so Porsche and Nissan aren’t in danger yet.

The car was driven by ’Ring specialist Marc Basseng and was equipped with bespoke P-Zero tires developed by Pirelli.

The Zonda R is powered by a V12 AMG engine that delivers 750 hp (100 more than the Zonda F) at 8000 rpm and 524 lb. ft. of torque. Although it looks like other Zondas, this only uses ten percent of the Zonda F components. New parts include a suspension forged in Avional (aluminum alloy), a new Pagani six-speed transversal sequential gearbox, and a carbon fiber monocoque chassis. The Zonda R will be limited to only 10 units each priced at €1.4 million euro (about $1.85 million).

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Source: EVO

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10 comments:

  (399) posted on 08.16.2011

The figure performance of the car is quite awesome! I will not question the styling of the car since it doesn’t matter for racing car! The speed comes in an awesome figure.

  (317) posted on 08.16.2011

Well, I have to say that the speed performance of the Pagani Zonda is quite impressive. It seems that the v12 technology here have produced an impressive power output! I wonder on what was the lap time record of the car.

  (745) posted on 09.8.2010

It’s a one of a kind collectible, right?

  (216) posted on 08.1.2010

Awesome! I hope to see the Koenigsegg next!

  (555) posted on 07.6.2010

I remember watching an episode of Top Gear and Hamster couldn’t believe how ungodly loud it was in the cabin. He couldn’t hear himself think and it was very uncomfortable to sit in over long distances.

  (648) posted on 07.5.2010

Probably would have been quicker if it wasn’t held up by some fella driving a VW Amarok Ute.

  (859) posted on 07.4.2010

An expensive toy for those that own their own racetracks I guess.

  (780) posted on 07.1.2010

An expensive toy for those that own their own racetracks I guess.

  (765) posted on 06.30.2010

I remember watching an episode of Top Gear and Hamster couldn’t believe how ungodly loud it was in the cabin. He couldn’t hear himself and it was very uncomfortable to sit in over long distances.

Uncia  (868) posted on 06.30.2010

What do they mean Porsche and Nissan aren’t in danger? Porsche and Nissan don’t even hold the record; Gumpert holds the closed-track Nurburgring record and Toyota holds the with-traffic record.

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