Unique Pagani Zonda Zozo Crashes in Tokyo
Supercars are fast, good looking (well, most of them at least), cool, and can be seen as a solid investment, but all come with a major downside, no matter the badge. With all that oomph available at a simple push of the gas pedal, they tend to go wild and push you off the road, especially if you’re not paying close attention or lack the necessary skills to handle it. When that happens, not only do they require expensive repairs (given they can be salvaged, that is!), but the occupants need a bit of luck to survive. Fortunately, the Zonda you see in the photo didn’t claim the life of its driver, but the owner will have to make a serious investment to get it back on the road again.
The car in question is the Pagani Zonda Zozo, a supecar commissioned by Yusaku Maezawa, the owner of the Japanese online retailer Zozotown. According to GT Spirit, the purple Zonda was smashed on December 3 somewhere in Tokyo, losing its front hood in the process. Information as to what happened specifically is scant, but things don’t look that bad and it appears that the car’s cockpit is intact. This means the occupant(s) escaped unscathed, which is the best news we can have following a car accident. The Zonda, on the other hand, will require an expensive visit to Horacio Pagani’s shop.
Although the damage isn’t very extensive, it’s heartbreaking to see any Zonda like that, especially with most models being unique. The Zozo is one of them, being designed with partially covered rear wheels, an extra set of red taillights, and a bespoke purple paint that makes it stand out just about anywhere. Fixing the car shouldn’t be an issue for Pagani, which has rebuilt previous unique models in the past (the Zonda Fantasma and Absolute come to mind), and I guess it’s safe to assume that Maewaza can afford to spend some serious cash to get it running again.
Speaking of expenses, it appears that the Zonda collided with the Maybach 62S seen in the same image. Now that’s a multi-million-dollar car crash right there.
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If our memories serve us correctly - and why wouldn’t it - we’re pretty sure that this is the same Pagani C9 supercar that we dug up spy photos on a few weeks ago.
So you can imagine our shock when we found out that the very same car crashed at around 10am this morning while testing on the Autobahn B14, which just so happens to be near the Mercedes-Benz factory in Stuttgart, Germany.
There are no specific details on what happened to the mule C9 except that the driver somehow lost control of the super car in the middle of testing. So if anybody knows something, don’t hesitate to drop by and share with us!
Reminder: The Pagani C9 is expected to come with a smaller engine than that of its predecessor. The 7.3-liter AMG V12 engine of the Zonda won’t be found in the C9, but what you can expect is a still impressive 6.0-liter V12 twin-turbo engine. The C9’s modest engine, which supposedly will be a lot lighter than the engine from the Zonda, will mean that the total power output of the little brother – somewhere in the neighborhood of 700 horsepower – will exceed that of the big brother.
The Pagani Zonda crash that has made headlines over the past few days might have had one very famous driver sitting behind its wheel. According to a UK newspaper, no other than three-time F1 world champion Sir Jackie Stewart was reportedly driving the supercar when it spun out of control after hitting a big patch of mud on a country road. The resulting bump caused the Zonda to hit a telegraph pole before barrelling straight through a chain-link fence.
The crash caught the attention of the mainstream media not only because it’s a Pagani Zonda but also because the ensuing damage from the crash would cost $450,000 just for repairs.
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In what arguably is one of the most expensive car crashes in recent history, a Pagani Zonda that crashed last September after a catastrophic test drive has been sent for repair in Modena where the cars are made. The good news is that there’s hope for the Zonda.
The bad news is that it’s going to cost £300,000 or about $450,000. You read that right; almost half a million dollars just for repairs.
Insurance company Aviva, which is responsible for the payout for repairs of the Zonda, said that the cost for repairing the supercar is out of the ordinary for an insurer. A spokersperson for the company said: "This is the biggest insurance payout we have had for repairs to a private car in the UK."
Seeing as that there are only 10 Zondas produced every year – and that each car is made in painstaking detail – it’s no secret that the car costs a lot more than most houses on this side of the world. Then again, $450,000 for just a repair?
That’s completely unheard of, even for the Zonda’s lofty standards.
Nothing breaks our hearts more than seeing a $1 million dollar supercar get smashed into pieces. But that’s the reality we’re looking at after a Pagani Zonda F crashed in Hong Kong. The latest Zonda crash is the third one to befall the Zonda supercar with two of them coming in Hong Kong.
From what we’ve gathered, the driver of the Zonda F was on his way home from a track event when a wayward truck lost control and the Zonda, in a sweeping move to avoid the oncoming mass of steel, swerved and ended up torpedoing into a row of parked cars.
As you may know, there are only 106 Pagani Zondas in the world - only 25 of which are Zonda Fs – so each time we hear about another crash of this exotic beauty, its another punch in the gut for us supercar-lovers.
Carbon fiber is strong, but a tree is stronger. It’s time to shed a tear for this ultra-rare Pagani Zonda F. It seems this $1+ million supercar was going for a drive in the Polish countryside when the driver decided it would look better as part of the countryside.