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    If you've ever wondered what motivates a brilliant madman like Horatio Pagani, wonder no more: watch this video and you'll see what makes him, and the lightspeed work of art known as the Zonda R, tick.
    The documentary-style clip centers on the company's mission to conquer the Nurburgring's Nordschleife--a feat achieved in monstrous fashion, beating back even Ferrari's own dedicated production-based track car, the 599XX, by a whopping 11 seconds. The video is well worth 3:46 of your time, but be sure to kick it up to 720p HD to really get the most out of the beautiful shots of the Zonda at rest and flying around the 'Ring.


    If you were blown away a couple of months ago when Ferrari broke the 7-minute barrier at the Nürburgring, then hold on to your hat, dear friend, because the Prancing Horse has just been bested by its own next-door neighbor.

    Reports from the Old World indicate that a new Nordschleife record has been taken by the Pagani Zonda R. And by some margin, too: After Ferrari lapped the ring in 6:58, its cross-town rival reportedly scrubbed over ten seconds off that time with a 6:47.

    Now before you protest that the Zonda R isn't road legal, we'll point out that the 599XX with which Ferrari scored its time isn't, either. Both these Modenese supercars belong to a new category of vehicle known as the track car, bridging the gap between street-legal and race cars with production-based forms. And the Zonda R, it would seem, is the new king.
    Up until this morning, the fastest production car on the Nurburgring Nordschleife was the Ferrari 599XX. Unfortunately for the Prancing Horse, the Pagani Zonda R Nurburgring record set this morning was below 599xx's time. The Pagani Zonda R is the new fastest production car on the Nurburgring with a record time of 6:47 seconds. This is 11.16 seconds faster than the Ferrari, which at this level of the competition, is quite a lot.

    The Pagani Zonda R Nurburgring record was set on bespoke P-Zero tires developed by Pirelli. This could raise some eyebrows. However, the rest of the Pagani Zonda R unit used to set the lap time is completely standard, or so claims the manufacturer. The Pagani Zonda R is powered by a 6.0 liter V12 engine from AMG that develops 750 hp and 710 Nm of torque. The top speed of the Pagani Zonda R is rated at 350 km/h and the manufacturer says it can top 60 mph in 2.7 seconds.

    If you think about getting one and go set a new lap record on the Nurburgring, the price of the car starts at 1.460.000 Euros


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    1.460.000 Euros - could I have that in baht please . . . . I lose track of the zeros

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    Top 10 Fastest Cars

    Top 10 Fastest Cars in the World | Automoblog.net

    Chris Burdick | Jul 20, 2010 | 270 comments
    So here we are, the list of the top 10 fastest production cars in the world, ranked by top speed. All the cars you would expect are on the list, ranked from fastest to slowest (though calling any of these cars slow is blasphemy.) We start the list with the king of fast. Keep in mind this list only includes production cars. I’ve had a lot of comments mentioning faster cars, which aren’t actually in production.
    Last update to this list: July 20, 2010

    Bugatti Veyron Super Sport



    Top Speed: 268 mph
    1200 Horsepower
    Not to let SSC’s supercar keep Bugatti in second place for long, the French supercar company slapped bigger and int[/color]ercoolers on their previous world record holding Veyron to produce a seriously impressive 1200 horsepower. The Veyron SS still houses the same 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine, but now produces 200 more horsepower. To handle the extra speed and power involves, Bugatti also had to revise the chassis and suspension. Only 30 Veyron Super Sport models are expected to be produced. Interestingly, the 30 cars sold to the public will be electronically limited to “only” 258 mph.
    SSC Ultimate Aero


    Top Speed: 256 mph
    1183 Horsepower
    Boutique supercar maker Shelby Super Cars (SSC) unleashed the Ultimate Aero in 2007, destroying the more expensive Bugatti Veyron’s top speed record. The car in question was a 2007 model – since then, SSC has upgraded the Aero to include an all-new twin-turbo V8 engine (half the size of the Veyron,) producing 1287 hp, giving the car a theoretical top speed of 290 mph. Nope, that’s not a typo. It’s also theoretical. SSC says given a long enough road, they could get the car up to 270 mph. That would break the Veyron’s record again, but let’s see if they ever get around to it.
    Koenigsegg CCXR


    Top Speed: 250 mph
    1018 Horsepower
    Although the Koenigsegg CCR broke the top speed record in 2005 on a totally unfair circular track, the updated CCXR has a better engine, aerodynamics, and, well, pretty much everything else. I’d love to see the Swedish company get this out on the VW test track, which is the same track on which the Veyron was tested (and a straight line, not a circle.)
    Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo


    Top Speed: 248 mph
    750 Horsepower
    Saleen’s first car not based on an existing model, the S7 supercar grabbed a lot of attention when it was released in 2000. An updated Twin-Turbo model followed shortly afterward, providing 750 hp and a 248 mph top speed. Saleen offers a competition package increasing power to 1000 hp, which brings the top speed up to a rumored 260 mph. Interest has dropped for the S7, but if they can come back and claim a top speed close to Bugatti and SSC, we might see some more of Saleen’s in the near future.
    McLaren F1



    Top Speed: 240.14
    627 Horsepower
    Can you believe this? The McLaren F1 was made in 1994, and it’s still one of the fastest cars in the world. This happens to be the first car on this list I would purchase if I had the cash. Produced from 1993 to 1998, the F1 still sells for well over $1 million each, and I have a feeling it will only appreciate over the years. This is a timeless car and will remain on the all-time greatest car list for decades to come. Even though it’s no longer the fastest production car in the world anymore, it’s still the fastest naturally-aspirated road car in the world, sporting a special 6.1-liter V12 capable of biting your head off.


    Ferrari Enzo


    Top Speed: 226 mph
    651 Horsepower
    Ferrari’s most recent mega-car seems to have people crashing it left and right, but the drivers always walk away fine (physically.) With only 400 Enzos ever made, the value of the car goes up with each wreck. Sporting a naturally-aspirated 6.0-liter V12, the Enzo is beginning to show its age, but remains one of the fastest cars in the world. Until Ferrari’s next mega-ultra-super-duper-car, of course.
    Pagani Zonda F Clubsport


    Top Speed: 215 mph
    640 Horsepower
    Powered by a 7.3-liter AMG-built V12, the 640 horsepower Pagani Zonda F Clubsport created ripples in the car community when it lapped the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife test track in only 7:24.7 seconds. A very impressive car – I’m actually confused as to why it’s not higher on the list, although Pagani claims that without the car’s aerodynamic equipment (added to increase cornering ability,) the Zonda F Clubsport would have a top speed of 220 mph.
    Jaguar XJ220


    Top Speed: 213 mph
    549 Horsepower
    Even older than the McLaren F1, the Jaguar XJ220 has been on this list since 1992. Sporting a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6, the XJ220…wait…a 3.5-liter V6? 217 mph in 1992? That’s some seriously impressive engineering. Be sure to check out the Pininfarina version as well.
    Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SV


    Top Speed: 213 mph
    661 Horsepower
    Another car I’m surprised isn’t higher on the list. The Murciélago LP 670-4 SV is not only the fastest Murcielago ever produced, but the fastest car Lamborghini has ever made, sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in only 2.8 seconds and hitting that 213 mph top speed. This is the last Murcielago variant Lambo is making – there have been plenty of rumor of a successor.



    Porsche Carrera GT



    Top Speed: 209 mph
    605 Horsepower
    astest, most attractive (and most expensive) car to date is powered by a 5.7-liter naturally-aspirated V10 engine producing 605 horsepower. Porsche claims a 0-60 mph time of 3.9 seconds, but tests have confirmed it can do the sprint in 3.5 seconds. Why they would short-change themselves like that we’ll never know. Rumors of a Carrera GT successor have been floating around now for years.

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    I would give my right testicle for the Zonda!

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    Bugatti Veyron


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    ^^ mate would have loved to be the passenger for a lap around the Nurburgring

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    I would give my left testicle for the Bugatti...

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    SSC Ultimate Aero


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    Koenigsegg


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    Saleen s7


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    Jaguar XJ 220


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    Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4


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    The Nurburgring - has to be the most frightening racetrack ever, huge track for a driver to remember. A real test of a car and its speed as opposed to a straight-line test.

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    Porsche Carrera GT


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    ^^ Yeah i don't think i would be going round nearly as fast.Went round bathurst on my honda many years ago and that scarred the shit out of me.

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    Nissan GTR


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    Some very interesting Nurburgring lap times/ records here, including motorbikes:

    Nürburgring lap times - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Queen of the Nürburgring



    Sabine Schmitz (Sabine Reck while married; born 14 May 1969), is a German former professional motor racing driver for BMW, now known for driving the BMW "Ring taxi" around the Nürburgring race track as well as being a television personality.

    According to her own estimates, Sabine has gone around the track more than 20,000 times, increasing by approximately 1200 per year. Her familiarity with the circuit earned her the nicknames "Queen of the Nürburgring" and "the fastest taxi driver in the world".

    Results: 24 Hours Nürburgring: Overall winner in 1996 and 1997 (BMW), third in 2008 (Porsche)

    In December 2004, Schmitz gained recognition in the United Kingdom after appearing in the BBC television show Top Gear with presenter Jeremy Clarkson. On her only attempt, using the same car, she beat his best lap time of 9 minutes 59 seconds in a Jaguar S-Type diesel by 47 seconds (Season 5, Episode 5), having castigated his best lap with the comment "I tell you something, I could do that lap time in a van".

    Thus, in her second appearance on Top Gear, she actually drove a Ford Transit Diesel in an attempt to beat Clarkson's time set in the Jaguar S-Type diesel. Her final time with the Transit was 10 minutes and 8 seconds (Season 6, Episode 7).
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    yeah saw that top gear show that shelia can really drive

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    Corvette ZR1


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    Quote Originally Posted by bobo746
    The Veyron SS still houses the same 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine,
    jesus !!! ???

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    that circuit is huge,

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