If you've ever wondered what motivates a brilliant madman like Horatio Pagani, wonder no more: watch this video and you'll see what makes him, and the lightspeed work of art known as the Zonda R, tick.

The documentary-style clip centers on the company's mission to conquer the Nurburgring's Nordschleife--a feat achieved in monstrous fashion, beating back even Ferrari's own dedicated production-based track car, the 599XX, by a whopping 11 seconds.

The video is well worth 3:46 of your time, but be sure to kick it up to 720p HD to really get the most out of the beautiful shots of the Zonda at rest and flying around the 'Ring.


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