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Video: Pagani Zonda R sounds incredible

An awesome video has recently been posted up on YouTube of an owner taking delivery of his new Pagani Zonda R. The video includes the incredible soundtrack of the Zonda R as it is taken onto a track for some flat-out test drive laps.

The sound of the 6.0-litre AMG V12 is simply incredible. Each gear change is accompanied by a distinct crackle and pop, particularly on the downchanges of the sequential transmission.

That epic sound is the result of 552kW worth of fuel being burnt and fire-crackered out of the traditional but very open quad-outlet exhausts at the back. Up to 712Nm of torque is also expelled through the rear wheels.

Acceleration from 0-100km/h takes just 2.7 seconds while top speed is rated at 350km/h. It’s no wonder these acceleration figures are so astonishing; the Zonda R only weighs 1070kg.

The Pagani Zonda R is a special creation that cannot be road registered and also cannot be entered into significant forms of motor racing, mainly because it does not meet various restrictions. Instead, it’s simply a toy for having fun in, and that’s what makes it a truly special car.

Take a look at Tiff Needell’s Fifth Gear review below for more details, and a full interpretation of the car. As Needell says, excitedly, “Oh, you should all be able to drive this, we should have government-run Zondas.”

Utterly brilliant car. What do you think?

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Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.