Zonda R Bags Nurburgring Record
Pagani beats Ferrari's 599XX Nordschleife record
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...
...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...