Pagani Huayra Roadster Test Car Crashes in Germany
Driving this Pagani test car was probably thrilling right up to the point where it careened into the trees.
If you ask most hardcore car guys and car girls if they would like to have a job test driving the likes of a Pagani supercar, their answer would almost certainly be “yes”. There are few jobs that sound as enjoyable as racing around the European countryside in a high-priced, high performance supercar, but the job is probably a whole lot less fun when you crash.
Pagani Wrecked in Germany
According to Jalopnik, the Aalen police headquarters in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Tweeted the image above on June 22. The caption crudely translates to “Ride with high-end Pagani sports car ends at the tree”, and even without the words – it is clear that this test drive has gone horribly wrong.
More coverage of that initial accident came from the German newspaper Stuttgarter Nachrichten, explaining that the Pagani in the picture was being driven by a 37-year old man when the test car came upon sort some of construction zone. When given the go-ahead to continue past the road work, he hammered the throttle, lost control and sped off of the road, down an embankment and into some trees.
The picture above shows where the Pagani came to rest after the driver failed to control the power on a hard launch.
The Final Toll
The good news is that both the driver and the passenger were unharmed in the crash. According to Road & Track, the driver works for one of the Italian automakers German partners and this car was “an evolution of the Huayra Roadster.” The Huayra Roadster (shown below) is motivated by a twin turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 that delivers 754 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque, so it is understandable how it could get out from under an inexperienced driver – but you would expect a test driver to possess the skills necessary to handle a machine like this.
Finally, while there was no damage to the driver or passenger, the newspaper report states that the damage to the car “amounts to several hundred thousand Euros,” which is equal to roughly $350,000 U.S. dollars. So, this accident is going to be an expensive one to address for the company at fault.