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
But then again, when its slicks are hot and that AMG 6.0-litre, 740 horsepower, race lump is nearing the red line and you've just been through Tamburello at 160mph and your head is pinned into the headrest and your ears are bleeding and you daren't change down because your kidneys can't take the battering and you're a little bit frightened by the speed and the savagery and the thrill of it all... who cares if you can't take it shopping in the drizzle?
It doesn't have a boot, either. But it's still my Car of the Year. And probably would have been, even if 2010 had been a vintage year, which it most definitely wasn't.