The Pagani Zonda R is a track-only derivative of the Pagani Zonda (made from scratch), sourcing only 10% of the Zonda F's components. It has a longer wheelbase by 47 mm, overall length by 394 mm, and track by 50 mm.
The engine is a 6.0 L (5,987 cc; 365.3 in³) Mercedes-AMG M120 60° naturally aspirated V12, producing 748 PS (551 kW; 738 bhp) @ 7,500 rpm and 710 Nm (524 lb ft) of torque @ 5,700 rpm. It has an estimated top speed of 217 mph (350 km/h).
The Pagani Zonda R beat the Ferrari 599XX in Nürburgring lap records, with 6:47.50. Very recently, the Zonda R was beaten by another Zonda, the Revolución, with a staggering 6 minutes, 30 seconds lap time, making it 17 seconds faster than the Zonda R.
The Pagani Zonda R is one of two Pagani vehicles in the game, with the other being the Pagani Huayra (which is in Class S). Here, it shares its in-game engine sound with the Mazda Furai, Jaguar C-X75, and W Motors Lykan HyperSport (internally named "mazda_triple_rotary").
The Pagani Zonda R is a mid-end Class A vehicle, with a starting rank of 1424, a maximum rank of 1563, and a final rank of 1631. The Pagani Zonda R appears to be a step-up from the McLaren 12C Spider, as both cars have similar acceleration and nitro stats (including nitro duration). However, the Zonda R has slightly slower acceleration by one tenth of a second, but it still has a higher top speed. Weighing only 1,070 kg, the Zonda R is capable of handling difficult corners with ease.
The Pagani Zonda R qualifies for the following events:
- Race 22 of Season 5 — an Elimination event set in French Guiana. Only Pagani Zonda R's are allowed to participate.
- Race 15 of Season 7 — a Versus event set in Nevada, racing against the McLaren 12C Spider.
- Race 36 of Season 9 — a single-lap Classic event set in Barcelona. This event requires a maxed out Pagani Zonda R in order to participate.
The Pagani Zonda R is a Tier 4 car. Here, it uses the "formula_one" engine sound instead of the "mazda_triple_rotary" sound like in the previous game.