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      05-01-2008, 06:00 AM   #1
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Shouldn't have bought that Zonda...

http://www.autocarmagazine.co.uk/New...llCars/232532/

This will be one in the eye for all the zealots on supercars.net who simply can't accept that a "Datsun" is faster round the Nurburgring that all their favourite Porsches/Ferraris etc.

It's simply astonishing how they've managed to achieve that with such a relatively heavyweight car. Although IIRC, according to early dynos they were chucking out quite a bit more than the claimed 476bhp. Wonder what the V-Spec will do?

And of course, I'd rather have a Zonda as it's not just about speed, but a superb achievement nonetheless
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      05-01-2008, 10:15 AM   #2
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That car is just mind-boggling quick... Wish I could responsibly afford to go out and buy one!
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      05-01-2008, 11:23 AM   #3
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I just cant get myself to like it. I thought I really would and thought it would be my next car, especially since I owned a 300zx which I LOVED but this car just doesnt do it for me.
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What the hell is a Zonda ???

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This will be one in the eye for all the zealots on supercars.net who simply can't accept that a "Datsun" is faster round the Nurburgring that all their favourite Porsches/Ferraris etc.

It's simply astonishing how they've managed to achieve that with such a relatively heavyweight car. Although IIRC, according to early dynos they were chucking out quite a bit more than the claimed 476bhp. Wonder what the V-Spec will do?

And of course, I'd rather have a Zonda as it's not just about speed, but a superb achievement nonetheless

The new Skyline is a rocket ship. But its a pig. And pretty ugly.
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      05-01-2008, 06:28 PM   #5
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The new Skyline is a rocket ship. But its a pig. And pretty ugly.
A Zonda is a model of car from the relatively new(under 15 years old) automaker Pagani, out of Italy. IMO one of the best looking cars out there. The latest model that came out of Pagani was the Zonda F. The Zonda F Clubsport coupe in bare Carbon Fiber is my dreamcar. It makes a sound that will make you cream your pants.

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      05-01-2008, 07:08 PM   #6
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zonda, my dream car as well.
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      05-01-2008, 07:32 PM   #7
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Holly crap. That car is sick! CF sweet brah !!!
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      05-02-2008, 10:22 PM   #8
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Yep, I would be in same camp as Papethova, while the Nissan is quick it will never be fast enough to outrun it's tragic appearance, my gosh, what a hideous car, not quite Veyronfugly, not quite Priusfugly, but fugly indeed.

Now the Zonda is a different deal altogether.:wub:
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      05-02-2008, 10:39 PM   #9
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The website below shows that the Zonda's time was actually 7.27 and therefore was faster than the Nissan GTR. The Zonda posted the time on a semi wet track and therefore should be faster in the dry. The loaded BMW M3 posted a better time than both the Zonda and Nissan GTR. See web site below.

Still it's a good achievement for a Nissan.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nordsch...test_lap_times
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Wikipedia is hardly Britannica, hardly informed, Wikipedia can be edited by your agenda-driven next-door neighbor.
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The Loaded M3 did indeed go faster, but it's not a standard production car. I'm sure a 9ff would go around rather rapidly, but that's beside the point.

The point is that a stock production GT-R, which costs just over £50k in the UK set the quickest time for a 'normal' car, which was previously held by a £300k+ exotic.

In any case, the Loaded M3 is still slower than the Radical which took around 6:55 IIRC and that's completely road legal. Not something you'd want to drive to work though!

The V-Spec with extra power and 300+ lbs less weight should be spectacular.

Personally, I think the GT-R looks superb; menacing is how I'd describe it. Same would go for the Veyron, but not the Prius!
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I'd sell a kidney, lung, and testicle for a Zonda. No kidding.
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You, sir, are correct. I find it very funny when some people get most of their information off wikipedia and start to quote things I love to tell them about wikipedia and see them get all sad
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Its still extremely ugly, no matter how fast.
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The website below shows that the Zonda's time was actually 7.27 and therefore was faster than the Nissan GTR. The Zonda posted the time on a semi wet track and therefore should be faster in the dry. The loaded BMW M3 posted a better time than both the Zonda and Nissan GTR. See web site below.

Still it's a good achievement for a Nissan.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nordsch...test_lap_times
Yeah loaded m3 with 600hp....measurments for power and weight are metric.. PS = HP
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