2010 Top Gear Awards: Jeremy’s Car of the Year
Back in the day, the loudest thing at the TG track was Jezza himself... but that was before the Pagani Zonda R
Posted: 17 Mar 2011
I like the idea of a car that was specifically designed to be useless. A car that can neither be raced nor used on the road. I also like the attention to detail. It really is worth examining the way Pagani's fused the carbotanium panels so the weave creates a V shape. Doing that is neither necessary nor even very noticeable. But when you do notice it, you think: "If they've gone to that much trouble with something that doesn't matter, how much effort have they put into the stuff that does?"
A lot, I suspect. The whole car is longer and laid out differently to the standard Zonda, if there ever was such a thing. It has a different engine too and a flappy-paddle gearbox which, when you pull the lever, feels like someone has just dropped an aircraft carrier into a piece of quarrying equipment.