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Old 07-01-2010, 11:13 AM   #1
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Default Pagani Zonda R Smashes Ferrari 599XX Nurburgring Time


Pagani has once again proven that its cars can go as fast as they look, setting a new production-based car Nürburgring record of 6:47. This bests the recent record set by the Ferrari 599XX of 6:58. The Zonda R’s new time bests all times posted by street-legal cars, including the fastest street-legal “production car,” the Radical SR8LM with a time of 6:48. Other top-contenders include the Gumpert Apollo with a 7:11.57, and the Dodge Viper ACR with a time of 7:22.

Like the 599XX, the Zonda R is a track-only machine weighing just 2,359 lbs and powered by a 6.0-liter AMG V12 engine that makes an incredible 750-hp and 524 ft-lbs of torque. That’s enough for a 0-60 mp time of just 2.7 seconds, using a mid-engine, rear-drive setup with a paddle-shift sequential gearbox that’s three times as fast as anything Ferrari has.
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:26 AM   #2
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You'd think with today's tech (chassis, aero, tires) , and no race specific regulations, they could make a car faster than Bellof did 25 years ago.
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:57 PM   #3
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Zonda R weighs 2,350 lbs
599XX is around 3,350 lbs


Zonda R = 750 bhp @ 7500 rpm, 525 ft-lbs
599XX = 720 bhp @ 9000 rpm, 506 ft-lbs

Zonda R = 6:47
599XX = 6:58
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:01 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by nthfinity View Post
You'd think with today's tech (chassis, aero, tires) , and no race specific regulations, they could make a car faster than Bellof did 25 years ago.
On a track that was bumpier and slightly longer based on curbing condition and even less grippy to boot.
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Old 07-01-2010, 05:08 PM   #5
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On a track that was bumpier and slightly longer based on curbing condition and even less grippy to boot.
Bumpier, likely; however, the Northloop was freshly resurfaced the year Bellof made the record
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Old 07-02-2010, 09:59 AM   #6
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Bumpier, likely; however, the Northloop was freshly resurfaced the year Bellof made the record
Still 25 years ago, 6:11 WOW!!
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