The Pagani Zonda R is one of the most extreme supercars that you’ll ever come across. Along with the dramatic styling (reminds us of a LMP racer with a roof), the lightweight 1,070 kg Zonda R is powered by a race spec 6.0-litre V12 Mercedes AMG engine with 740 hp and 709 Nm of torque. The excellent power to weight ratio means 0-100 km/h is done in just 2.7 seconds!

Thus it will come as no surprise that the Pagani has just beat the Ferrari 599XX’s Nurburgring Nordschleife lap record, with a new lap time of 6mins 47secs for the 13 mile circuit. This might cause some commotion at the Ferrari camp as they conquered the track in 6mins 58 seconds in April this year under the category of ‘road-based car’. The 599XX was designed for the track, but not competition use.

Car manufacturers will keep burning rubber on the German track trying to outdo each other every chance they get. We have a feeling Ferrari will be back, so watch your back Pagani! Click here to view the Zonda R in action.