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  1. Mb
    Mb is offline The Photographer
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    Default Pagani Zonda F sets world record on the Nordschleife!

    On the 25th of September the Pagani Factory set a new record on the Nordschleife in a street legal car: 7:27:82! They beat the old record (Porsche Carrera GT) by 5 seconds! The Zonda F is very aerodynamic, making it possible to get 1.5G in a turn!


    Very nice!

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  2. TDU 505 is offline Clinically Insane
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    looks good...very fast...what more can i ask for?
    maybe a hot chick in the front seat maybe

  3. Diablo is offline I'm Delicious!
     
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    Wow what a car and what a tribute to the man of who it is named after; Fangio. What's with the US style date though, I thought the Italians did it the right way?
    I'm a bit mental.

  4. Car Freak is offline loves dirt too
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    yay!
    Go Italy!!!


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  5. Pherelas is offline I'm Going Slightly mad
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    6:55 - Radical SR8, 360 PS/650 kg, Michael Vergers (28 Sep 2005)
    7:11 - 172.065 km/h -- McLaren F1 (GTR?), Mika Hakkinen, www.sps-automotive.com/en_sps/track/07Nt_zonda.html (* not an official source)
    7:12 - Radical SR3 Turbo, 320 PS/500 kg (test drive 07/03)
    7:14 - Donkervoort D8 RS, 398 PS/760 kg, Michael Düchting (sport auto 11/05)
    7:15 - Edo Porsche 996 GT2 RS, 542 PS/1284 kg, de:Patrick Simon (sport auto 09/05)
    7:18 - Donkervoort D8 RS, 370 PS/670 kg, Michael Düchting (sport auto 12/04)
    From wikipedia, are these not street legal or are they wrong?

    also on the radical wikipedia thing;

    The standard SR8 currently holds the lap record (6 minutes, 55 seconds) for road legal cars at the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit.
    I know wikipedia is quite often compleatly wrong but with 7 cars above it?
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  6. Mb
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    Well, everybody says it's a world record...

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  7. Pherelas is offline I'm Going Slightly mad
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    This really is wrong by the looks of things.

    http://www.radicalsportscars.com/new...0905/index.php

    From radical's site. A road spec SR8 did it in 6.55 in 2005.



    OK looking more into this it is only for production supercars. Is the radical not classed as being in production or a supercar for some reason?
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  8. Mb
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    It is road legal, but it's not a production car...

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  9. SupermAnthony is offline Man Of Steel
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    Maybe it could have something to do with the car "being in road legal trim" rather than just a standard production road legal car. Ha. I never thought I'd call the Zonda F standard!

    Damn you MB, beat me to it...

  10. Mb
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    http://www.runimation.businesspage.at/Record.flv (67.2 MB)

    And heres the video! AWESOME²!

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  11. khevolution is offline Most likely To Hit a Tree
     
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    Beaten!

    Remember, remember the 5th of November. Pagani might. With the ink barely dry on the timesheets confirming that their Zonda F Clubsport holds the fastest production car lap time around the Nürburgring Nordschleife, a Swedish tuning firm lowered the bar again yesterday. And by quite a considerable margin too.
    In a specially tuned M3 CSL, touring car driver Richard Göransson lapped the track in 7 minutes 22.9 seconds, shaving just shy of five seconds from the Italian supercar’s record set by 'Ringmeister Marc Basseng.


    The CSL used has certainly received plenty of attention in preparation for the run. The interior was discarded, and replaced with a roll cage and race seat, while windows and various items of bodywork were exchanged for lighter equivalents.
    The exterior also gained some go-faster fins on the wheelarches and a GTR-alike wing. More importantly, the car rides on a bespoke K&W, suspension set-up with big Performance Friction brakes.
    Oh, and did we mention the small matter of the supercharger which boosts the CSL’s already healthy bhp figure to around 600bhp.
    What’s more, the car is also up for grabs in a lowest unique bid auction with money raised going to charity, but not before another effort to beat the 7 minute 20 mark has been attempted.
    Looking at the picture of this CSL it’s hardly the sort of thing that you could use for anything other than assaulting European track days. While we do like the idea of the continuing war on the Nordschleife, it does beg the question just what the definition of a production car actually is?

  12. SupermAnthony is offline Man Of Steel
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    I don't mean to sound like a Pagani fanboy, because I think fanboys are the spawn of satan, but it was a specially tuned M3. The Zonda was just your standard run of the mill Zonda F (yes, I do realise how silly that sounds). So, as the article says - what exactly is a production car if they only did the car for this event?

  13. Pherelas is offline I'm Going Slightly mad
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    If it was tuned then it isn't a production car which puts it in the league of the Radical so it hasn't beaten it. Right I need punctuation.
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  14. khevolution is offline Most likely To Hit a Tree
     
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    that is true, but it still is an achievement the times they are getting round that track now, whether it be a production car or not

  15. McLaren is offline Viscous Traction
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pherelas »
    If it was tuned then it isn't a production car which puts it in the league of the Radical so it hasn't beaten it. Right I need punctuation.
    Actually, it has beaten it. It just does not qualify for the Fastest Production Vehicle Record.

  16. Mb
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    Quote Originally Posted by McLaren »
    Actually, it has beaten it. It just does not qualify for the Fastest Production Vehicle Record.
    Then it's a different record and it did NOT beat this record...

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  17. Pherelas is offline I'm Going Slightly mad
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    Quote Originally Posted by McLaren »
    Actually, it has beaten it. It just does not qualify for the Fastest Production Vehicle Record.
    NUGGET!! sorry
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  18. Who
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    *waits patiently for caparo T1 to do a lap*
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  19. McLaren is offline Viscous Traction
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mb »
    Then it's a different record and it did NOT beat this record...
    No, it quite did. It is a faster car, therefore it has beaten the Zonda F in completing the 'Ring in a shorter time.

    The Zonda F is the fastest production car on the 'Ring. However, when folks ask who are the fastest cars on the 'Ring, this M3 will have beaten the Zonda F. No one's comparing them directly as you can't, but in the end, the folks behind the BMW beat the Zonda F's time.


 

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