Pagani Zonda R beats Ferrari 599XX Nurburgring record

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.

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Jacob Alexander

Jacob Mathew Alexander has been a motoring nut for as far as he can remember and has recently turned his passion into writing. After spending some time in the same industry in the UK, Jacob's work is from a slightly different perspective.



  • nonon on Jul 02, 2010 at 10:52 am

    hey it’s my car………………….i got 3 at home hahahahahahahahahhahahahaha

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  • Jaybond on Jul 02, 2010 at 11:06 am

    While it certainly is quite an astounding feat, Pagani should now focus more on coming out with a totally new model!

    The current Zonda model is due already, at about 10 years old.

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  • The Black Stig on Jul 02, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    only 1,070 kg with with 740 hp and 709 Nm of torque, hollly crapp!!
    cross eyed people can try this one, sure straight sight after that

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  • Waow, the prancing horse is beaten haha, cars just keeps getting better and better this days

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  • aki_zz on Jul 03, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    zonda is simply totally freakingly awesome…

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  • mitlanevo on Jul 03, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    what’s next? murcielago lp800-sv lap in 6:30? then saleen s7 quad turbo lap in 6:15? never ending……

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  • YeapyEvo on Jul 04, 2010 at 12:24 am

    My lap time in NFS Shift Nordschleife track driving a Zonda R is 6:46 haha…

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