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 underlined by a laptime of 6:47,5 min for the 20832 km Nordschleife.
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