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Wednesday 30th June 2010

Zonda R Bags Nurburgring Record

Pagani beats Ferrari's 599XX Nordschleife record



A Pagani Zonda R has this morning set a new Nurburgring Nordschleife lap record, completing the 13-mile circuit in 6mins 47secs.

The previous record for a 'road-based car' was 6mins 58secs, set as recently as April by the Ferrari 599XX.

With just fifteen examples of the 1.5 million-euro track car being built, the Zonda R is one of the most extreme and exclusive Italian supercars ever. It weighs just 1070kg, and its 6.0-litre competition-derived V12 develops 740bhp and 524lb ft of torque.

That's enough to propel it to 62mph in less than 2.7secs and on to 218mph. And a very quick Nurburgring time...

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pagani1

Original Poster:

680 posts

107 months

Wednesday 30th June 2010
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Hooray Good old Horacio! and Luca can stick that in his pipe to end a traumatised week for Ferrari-Forza Pagani Forza

markomah

644 posts

124 months

Wednesday 30th June 2010
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Bravo Zonda!

Look forward to seeing the video...

cronk-flakes

3,474 posts

158 months

Wednesday 30th June 2010
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yikes 6:47!!

Must have been flying! Look forward to seeing the video!

snorkel sucker

2,354 posts

108 months

Wednesday 30th June 2010
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top gear had better update their news section on this weeks episode; they only mentioned on sunday about the ferrari setting the new record

well done pagani, although (assuming i had the money!) which would i go for; the 599 or the zonda....

hmmm........

pagani1

Original Poster:

680 posts

107 months

Wednesday 30th June 2010
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Fantastico and scorchio mamma mia bravo!! Ferrari eclipsed again but this time by a hometown boy. Now that Fernando Alonso is back on planet earth, hasn't Lewis got under his skin and in his mind. Of course Ferrari never cheat like Benneton and Renault and after all filming at Maranello is not having a free practice session with the new exhaust system is it?
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havoc

21,942 posts

140 months

Wednesday 30th June 2010
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That's quick!

...and isn't that as quick as / slightly quicker than the Radical SR8...which means that unlike Ferrari's claim, this one would actually be the legit record IF the Zonda-R was road-legal.


So...yet another so-called 'record' by a so-called 'road-car' that actually isn't...

LukeBird

17,116 posts

114 months

Wednesday 30th June 2010
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"Production-based", what a load of rubbish.
Even compared to the admittedly pretty extreme 'regular' road car, this has little to do with it.
Just because it may look like a road car, doesn't mean it is one...

s3fella

9,327 posts

92 months

Wednesday 30th June 2010
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Is it as quick as an Ultima?

pagani1

Original Poster:

680 posts

107 months

Wednesday 30th June 2010
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Well at least you get to buy it and take it home and not have to leave it at the factory like Ferrari FXX etc so on that basis it is a road car not a buy and store car (which most Ferrari's seem to be these days anyway.
PS my 911 has done 175,000 miles in 20 years-that's a road car!

BoRED S2upid

12,610 posts

145 months

Wednesday 30th June 2010
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Yes ok thats a quick lap in a £1.5mill car but did they have to overtake a 1.2 Corsa Hire car and a tourist bus? no well its not a proper lap then.

Mermaid

21,492 posts

76 months

Wednesday 30th June 2010
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All great stuff, but how long before an incident at one of these events puts paid to a quest for ever faster speeds, when really the fastest time is almost of academic interest to most.

Mubble

77 posts

90 months

Wednesday 30th June 2010
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11 seconds off the 599xx time is incredible!

Mr Completely

3,795 posts

135 months

Wednesday 30th June 2010
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So what they're sying is that you can pay 1.5 mill for a ridiculously, purpose-built vehicle and stioll not lap twice as fast as a blonde in a Tranny Van.
hehe

harryowl

1,077 posts

86 months

Wednesday 30th June 2010
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1 second quicker than the radical- but it ain't road legal and they didn't drive it to the track!

m44ttg

21 posts

120 months

Wednesday 30th June 2010
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is there a video of this?

M400 NBL

3,501 posts

117 months

Wednesday 30th June 2010
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The previous record for a 'road-based car'.....

.....With just fifteen examples of the 1.5 million-euro track car....

Can't wait for the video though smile

johnhenry

207 posts

79 months

Wednesday 30th June 2010
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video pleeeease, that'll be something special to watch!

Andrew[MG]

3,054 posts

103 months

Wednesday 30th June 2010
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Video or it didn't happen....

Kamox

121 posts

77 months

Wednesday 30th June 2010
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The Radical SR8 lap time was 6'55", so the Zonda R has been 8 seconds quicker.
BUT, the SR8 can be road legal (in UK and Germany at least), while the Zonda R can't.
The 6'11" record is still in Bellof's hands.

R66STU

215 posts

81 months

Wednesday 30th June 2010
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What is the quickest time EVER round the ring in any vehicle ? car/bike/ roadlegal or not ?