How much will repairs cost this time?
This isn't the first time this has happened and hopefully, it'll be the last. The one-off Pagani Huayra Pearl, which took around 18 months to initially build, has reportedly been crashed again in an accident, this time in Saudi Arabia. The first incident took place in Paris a few years ago.
Details about this latest incident are scarce but the video posted to Instagram shows the V12 hypercar's damaged front end, suggesting it smashed into the rear of another vehicle. The extent of the damage, assuming it's repairable, may cost millions. The owner will have to ship it (at their expense) back to Pagani in Italy. Its first accident required Pagani's crew to completely rebuild the car's left rear end.
Now it's the front end's turn. Pay attention and you'll notice a good chunk of the front has suffered greatly, ripping many of the carbon fiber elements. It's painful to see. But never let a crisis go to waste, as the old saying goes.
Horacio Pagani released a video in early 2017 detailing the extent of repairs made to the Huayra Pearl. This was also used as a promo to other Pagani owners showing what's possible following an accident. If Pagani can build such a fabulous machine from nearly scratch then surely it can be fully repaired.
Pagani also took the time to upgrade the Pearl to full Huayra BC specifications, meaning output is (or was) rated at 739 horsepower. The suspension was upgraded as well and a next-generation seven-speed transmission was installed. Total curb weight is just 2,685 pounds.
Following this latest mishap, it's unlikely we'll be seeing the Pagani Pearl again for some time. It's probably fixable, especially since there doesn't appear to be any damage to the engine and surrounding area, but our concern is the chassis itself. The impact could have left it severely damaged and potentially unrepairable. Let's hope for the best.