Clarkson thrashes Pagani Zonda R
An ear-splitting match-up between two of the loudest objects known to man
Posted: 08 Mar 2011
And no, it isn't a track-day car, because almost all racing circuits, in Britain at any rate, are neutered by noise limits and have men in anoraks to enforce them. And there isn't a decibel-o-meter in the world that would classify the R as quiet. Even ‘volcanic' has a summer breeze quality to it in the context of an R. For a run around the TopGear test track, it was fitted with half-arsed mufflers and we still got complaints. From people in Norway.
So, you will need £1.5 million to buy the car, and then your own race track in a desert somewhere. I’ve checked on this, and the going rate for one of those is around £6,000,000,000. That being what they spent on the recently opened facility in Abu Dhabi. So, the R then. Is it worth £6,001,500,000?