Video: Pagani Zonda R Eviscerates Ferrari 599XX Nürburgring Record Lap Time

Ferrari’s former Nürburgring lap record-holding 599XX has been dethroned. Posted on YouTube, this timed video shows us the Zonda R’s stunning 6:47 lap, spanking the Prancing Horse’s 6:58 by 11 seconds.

I guess it’s not a good week for Ferrari.

Pagani Automobili | July 26, 2010

Assuring new technologies and materials are fit for production means also putting the vehicle’s components under severe stresses, exceeding those normally encountered in every day road driving.

The Nürburgring Nordschleife is the most demanding track in the world, for man and machine, an ordeal that each Pagani has to pass, only one of many in the entire development phase.

The Zonda R serves as the ultimate test bench, a car able to reach acceleration figures and speeds that are not possible with a road car.

This is further undermined by a laptime of 6:47,5 min for the 20,832 km Nordschleife. Driver: Marc Basseng

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