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Pagani Zonda R is the New Nurburgring God

Gill July 5, 2010

The Nurburgring is so amazing that it has become the epicenter of ‘ego battle’ between carmakers that aim at performance. A huge number of vehicles target to get ahead of the Nordschelife record lap time for their specific category. The German tarmac has a capacity to serve far more than its original testing and racing purposes. These vehicles and competitions have transformed as a great instrument for marketing. Sites like Nurburgring, even attract attention of spy photographers and have turned out to be one of their hot spots.

The main motive for a grand gamut of go-fast vehicles is not only to obliterate the ring record but to beat it significantly. Pagani Zonda R is one such latest car which has been able to achieve such a feat. According to reports by the Top Gear Italia, Pagani Zonda R has fired through the entire track in 6 m and 47 s. Still, this record is not the main record that most super powered car producers intend to beat. Instead of it, the car makers aim at targeting the best time in the category incorporating racing versions of the road legal machines. To be more precise about this category of super cars, it includes the most admired “la crème de le crème” of the automotive world, inaugurated by Ferrari F599XX, better known as the consumer racing program of Ferrari.

It is a fact that the Ferrari F599XX’s record time was easily beaten by the sports version of Pagani Zonda. The racing horse’s racer also achieved a Nordschelife lap time of 6.58 minutes.

There are merely 15 units of Zonda R in the whole word. It is a ‘super vehicle’ that weighs just 1070 kg and is propelled by 6 L V12 unit custom developed by AMG. The engine punishes the wheel at the rear with 750 hp and an earth shattering torque of 710 Nm. The car is priced at EUR 500,000 and manages to sprint from 0 to 62 miles per hour in mere 2.7 seconds.

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