Zonda R Bags Nurburgring 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 30 Jun 2010

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

  • markomah 30 Jun 2010

    Bravo Zonda!

    Look forward to seeing the video...

  • cronk-flakes 30 Jun 2010

    yikes 6:47!!

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

  • snorkel sucker 30 Jun 2010

    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....


  • pagani1 30 Jun 2010

    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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