Clarkson thrashes Pagani Zonda R
An ear-splitting match-up between two of the loudest objects known to man
Posted: 08 Mar 2011
Savage. That's the best way of describing this car. They may have given it some leather door-pulls to suggest it's refined, but it isn't. Like all Zondas, it's much easier to drive than you could possibly imagine, but because of the thunderous noise and the science-fiction speed, things behind the wheel can become a little bit - not scary, that's the wrong word - hectic.
Part of the problem is that in that hot, bucking, and very loud cockpit, you feel disturbed. You know that you can go round the corner ahead at 100, easily, but you cannot help lifting. Maybe braking a tad. You almost don't want to let the madman do its thing, because you feel you won't be good enough to sort stuff out if anything went wrong.