Unlimited sections of the German Autobahn allow any make or model to choose their own cruising speed. Different types of vehicles can attempt to reach or even reach their maximum speed, regardless of their performance, but more is better. However, it’s not everyday that a Pagani Zonda F, a rare hypercar that arrived in 2005, hits the iconic road in a new video from Shmee150.
The Zonda F is one of the 25 in the world and was the most complete overhaul of Pagani’s first model when it debuted. However, it continued to be fitted with the naturally aspirated 7.3-liter V12 engine. Pagani bought it from AMG and made several upgrades to the F that allowed it to produce 594 horsepower (443 kilowatts) and 561 pound-feet (760 Newton-meters) of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.
Shmee150 gets his change behind the wheel, traffic keeping him at reasonable speeds, but it doesn’t take long for the road to clear and his right foot to get weirdly heavy on the accelerator. The glory of the video doesn’t come from the blurry images of slow traffic in the left lane – it comes from the soundtrack. The camera picks up much of the loud noise and buzzing from the exhaust, which probably sounds even better in person, something very few people will ever get to experience.
Shmee performs several pull-ups in the Pagani, tiptoeing around the 200 mph (321 kilometers per hour) mark for several of them. Shmee also delivers his behind-the-wheel commentary on driving such a rare and expensive car, including the effort it takes to drive. The Pagani Zonda was an alien when she arrived in 1999, and the Zonda F made her crazier. The company only ever made two models, although they spawned several variants and special editions, but that doesn’t make its supercars any less exciting to see on the road. These are still rare machines that look like rolling works of art.