Pagani Zonda Revolucion Rumored To Have Lapped the Nurburgring In 6:30
In 2010, Pagani took the Nurburgring track by stom with the then-new Zonda R, lapping the Nordschleife in 6:47.50 minutes. The benchmark made the Italian supercar the fastest non-road-legal vehicle to lay rubber at "Green Hell." It’s been more than five years since then and the record still stands, but word has it the Zonda R is no longer the fastest car around the German track. According to various reports, the record now belongs to the Pagani Zonda Revolucion.
The big news comes from avid car collector Kris Singh, who released an image on Instagram that shows the Revolucion wearing a decal that mentions the 6:30 lap time on a map of the Nurburgring track. If this proves to be true, the Zonda Revolucion just set an amazing lap time, beating its previous record by no fewer than 17 seconds.
The rumor comes only hours after the FIA announced it has green-lighted new safety measures at the Nordschleife, so that the German track could lift the speed limits enforced earlier this year following a fatal accident that occurred during a VLN Endurance Championship race. The speed limits, however, won’t be eliminated until 2016. With the limits still in place, it would have been virtually impossible for Pagani to set a new lap record.
So is this rumor fake or did the Italians manage to find a loop to tackle the ’Ring at full speed?
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Why it matters
Without some sort of confirmation, it’s really impossible to tell.
As you may recall, the Koenigsegg One:1 was prevented from running a record lap in July, when the the management group overseeing the Nurburgring put a ban on production car records. The ban was enforced only days before the Swedish automaker was to spend a week at the "Green Hell" trying to set a new record. Having said that, it’s unlikely that the folks over at the ’Ring allowed Pagani to run a lap at full throttle after preventing other automakers from doing so.
On the other hand, Singh’s photo, published on November 12th, seems legit. Unfortunately, there is absolutely no information as to when this record was established and it looks as if all we can do is wait for more details to surface.
If the Revolucion did lap the ’Ring in 6:30 minutes, we’re witnessing history in the making, as Pagani just set the track’s quickest lap since 1983. The Revolucion would not only be quicker than both record holders for road-legal and non-road-legal classes, but also the second fastest car in Nurburgring history. With a lap time of 6:30 minutes, the Zonda Revolucion would be second only to the Porsche 956 race car, which lapped the circuit in 6:11.13 in 1983, during the qualifiers for the 1,000km of Nurburgring.
We’ll be back as soon as we find out more about Pagani’s new record.
Read our full review on the 2013 Pagani Zonda Revolucion here.
Source: Kris Singh