Clarkson thrashes Pagani Zonda R
An ear-splitting match-up between two of the loudest objects known to man
Posted: 08 Mar 2011
The tyres on a Jag meanwhile. They're unbelievable. They smoke like First World War battleships, give good grip and never wear out.
But the best tyres are those with no tread at all. Slicks. That's what the Zonda R was wearing and, frankly, they skew everything. A Nissan Micra on slicks would feel brilliant, so the Zonda? Well, it was out of this world. It flowed from corner to corner like nothing I've ever experienced, it braked more beautifully, and it powered onwards past the apex without even a hint of the dreaded waggly tail.
Some of that is down to the car. Some of it is down to the tyres. All of it, combined, is about the most perfect speed machine ever made.