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UPDATE: Pagani Huayra Pearl Has Paris Crash, Drunk Driver Allegedly Hit Hypercar

Two months. That's how long the Pagani Huayra Pearl managed to survive. While any Pagani can be considered a one-off, this is a model that truly stands out among its kind, which only makes its serious Paris crash an even more painful loss.
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The impact took quite a toll on the hypercar, which lost its left side rear wheel. While the panels on the side of the machine have been affected, most of the damage appears to be at the rear.

Notice how the blue carbon that sets the Huayra Pearl apart has been ruined, while the mangled exhaust and hanging wires complete the horror story (lens tip to Instagram user infaustus_vid.da for the pics).

The accident took place on Cours Albert 1er, close to the Embassy of the Republic of Congo. In fact, you can check out the map of the area below, with the struck Pagani coming to a stop just a few meters away from the embassy's entrance, which is protected with a gray street fence.

It looks like the Pagani was hit from behind but at an angle (zoom in on the map and you'll notice the accident took place in a spot that sees two lanes merging).




Back in May, when the velocity beast was introduced, the Italian automaker talked about a one-off built for lavish dealership Refine Marques, but, judging by the plate on the nose of the beast, it has been sold to an Arab customer meanwhile.

The rumor mill talks about a drunk driver having hit the Huayra, but we can't confirm this, at least for now.

As some of you might expect, the internet hasn't failed to deliver its fair share of ridiculous reactions, from an attempt to introduce the prayforHuayra tag (or something like that) to some keyboard hyena urging people to... save the turbos of the AMG-supplied 6.0-liter V12 heart of the car.

Well, while Pagani hasn't issued any official statement on the matter, we expect nothing less of a rebuild for the Huayra Pearl. And with the automaker having recently moved into a new, more generous facility, this should help the one-off return to the road sooner.
Update: New pictures of the accident, coming from our reader Steve Cairns, point towards a plot twist, as it seems the Huayra driver lost control of his machine, hitting a parked car. Oh, and let's not forget the cracked windshield questions.

 
 
 
 
 

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