Tiff Needell and the Pagani Zonda R

The former pro-racer and current Fifth Gear host takes on the most extreme Pagani produced.

As production of the Pagani Zonda comes to an end, the Italian supercar-maker has one last hoorah for the car that put them on the map with a track-only version of the Zonda F – the Zonda R. Over 80 components have been redesigned with nothing but sheer performance in mind. Powered by the 750 bhp Mercedes-Benz AMG 6.0-liter V-12, the Zonda R lapped the Nürburgring in a record-setting 6 minutes and 47.5 seconds. To really showcase the extreme power and raw handling the Zonda R possesses, Fifth Gear’s Tiff Needell took it for a few memorable laps.


Here are a few specs for this insane track-only supercar:

Engine: 6.0-liter Mercedes-Benz AMG M120 V-12
Maximum Horsepower: 750
Maximum Torque: 523 lb-ft
Transmission: Six-speed sequential
Dry Weight: 2359 lbs.
Acceleration 0-62 mph: 2.7 seconds
Top Speed: Over 217 mph

[Source: Youtube, Fifth Gear]

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