Pagani Zonda R test drive by Fifth Gear [video]
Tiff Needell and Pagani Zonda R are great combination to watch, especially, when they are combined with a nice closed track and free gasoline and tires. Pagani Zonda R is one of the fastest cars in the world, it set a record on Nordschleife track at the Nurburgring - 6 minutes 47.5 seconds for the 20.8 km.
Zonda R is powered by AMG M120 6.0 liter 12 cylinder with 48 valves. The monster generates 750hp (551kW) at 7500RPM and 710Nm at 5700RPM. It is mated to a 6-speed sequential gearbox and puts the power on the road through the rear wheels with self-locking differential.
The hypercar accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in 2.7 seconds and the top speed is over 350km/h. We cannot add anything, just watch the test.
Engine: Mercedes-Benz AMG – M120 – 12 cylinder V 60°, 48 valves; displacement 5987 ccm, dry sump.
Max. Power: (kW) hp/rpm: (551) 750 / 7.500.
Max. Torque: Nm/rpm: 710/5.700.
Stroke: 80,20 mm.
Bore: 89,00 mm.
Traction control: 12 Stage – Bosch Motorsport traction control system.
Intake: Single throttle bodies, mechanically operated.
Exhaust system: Hydroformed Inconel, ceramic coated.
Transmission: Longitudinal mid engine; rear wheel drive with self-locking differential.
Gearbox: XTRAC 672 bespoke magnesium casing gearbox, 6 speed sequential dog gearchange with Automac Engineering AMT system.
Carbon-ceramic brakes: 4 ventilated Brembo disks, hydraulic power brake. 12 Stage – Bosch Motorsport Race ABS.
Dischi: Front 380×34 mm 6 piston caliper; Rear 380×34 mm 4 piston caliper.
Wheels: Forged alloy APP wheels; 19" front, 20" rear.
Tyres: Pirelli P Zero Zonda R: ant. 255/35/19; post. 335/30/20.
Suspensions: 4 independent wheels with double A-arm; Forged Avional suspension arms; pull rod helical springs and Ohlins adjustable shock absorbers.
Structure: Central carbon-Titanium chassis, Engine is a stressed member; front and rear Cr Mo space frames; bodywork carbon fiber MD System.
Dimensions: Length 4886 mm; Width 2014 mm; height 1141 mm; Wheelbase 2785 mm; Dry weight 1070 kg.
Safety: Roll cage in Cr Mo steel; carbon fibre seats HANS compatible; five point harness.
Performance: 0-100 km/h in 2,7 sec.; Top speed: > 350 km/h.
Weight-to-Power ratio: 1,43 kg/hp.