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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

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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

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Bravo Zonda!

Look forward to seeing the video...

cronk-flakes

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yikes 6:47!!

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

snorkel sucker

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Is it as quick as an Ultima?

pagani1

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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

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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

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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

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11 seconds off the 599xx time is incredible!

Mr Completely

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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

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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

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is there a video of this?

M400 NBL

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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

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video pleeeease, that'll be something special to watch!

Andrew[MG]

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Video or it didn't happen....

Kamox

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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

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What is the quickest time EVER round the ring in any vehicle ? car/bike/ roadlegal or not ?
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