Some people consider the Pagani Zonda the best-sounding car of all time. Powered by an AMG-supplied 7.3-liter naturally aspirated V-12, its exhaust note is reminiscent of vintage Formula 1 cars. Here’s what the car sounds like at 200 mph on the Autobahn.
YouTuber Shmee150 was recently given the opportunity to drive a Zonda F, one of the earliest Zonda variants, on a section of Germany’s derestricted, speed-limitless highways. He wastes no time rowing through the gears of the six-speed manual transmission and doing multiple pulls to redline. You’re going to want to turn the volume up for this.
While Shmee was impeded by traffic for a good chunk of his drive, there were a handful of opportunities to achieve some real speed once things opened up. He was able to achieve a maximum speed of roughly 290 km/h (180 mph) on the biggest straightaway. But the most impressive part remains the sound. That V-12 makes a wonderful noise at full throttle, and shoots plenty of pops and bangs as it decelerates. For the full video and story, check out this article from Road & Track.