The Pagani Zonda R’s Nurburgring lap time record caught a lot of people off-guard not because the supercar was incapable of scorching lap times, but more because it did it with relative ease, surpassing – okay, it was more like obliterating – the previous record held by Ferrari’s crown jewel, the 599XX.

Some sides have even gone as far as to question the supposed record-breaking performance of the Zonda R because it’s lap time of 6:47 around the fabled Nurburgring was 11 seconds faster – an absolute eternity in flying lap times – than the 6:58 seconds set by the 599XX.

Turns out, Pagani has a little something we call visual evidence to back up their claims.

As you can very well see from this timed in-car video, the Pagani Zonda R blasts through the circuit in record-breaking fashion, giving little doubt on the new record’s validity.

Let’s see somebody else top that now.

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Source: Pagani

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6 comments:

  (676) posted on 03.29.2011

Pagani would be one of my favorite super cars that was ever made in the history, and i think not only me but many other as well! And aside from its sexy look, I have a positive thought about its speed record! 

  (830) posted on 09.21.2010

My 2007 Kia Spectra5 lapped the Nurburgring in 6:42. Now you can post it, after all, it’s been reported.

  (1211) posted on 09.21.2010

I wonder if it will be as tacky, ill-proportioned and over-styled as current Pagani? Probably.

  (216) posted on 08.1.2010

The Pagani has one of the best production car engine notes of all time, the highest quality and most meticulously put together interior — ever, and is truly one of the most exotic, exotic cars to ever put tires to tarmac.

  (462) posted on 07.29.2010

These should be placed in an entirely different section, and ’fastest production car’ should remain for vehicles not only salable, but legal in some country.

  (868) posted on 07.28.2010

The Zonda R isn’t street legal.

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