What happened to this Pagani Zonda S is a complete mystery.
Someone in Italy was recently cruising on the highway at night when they came across a very unusual sight: a damaged Pagani Zonda S on the back of a tow truck. Since it's not every day you see a Pagani Zonda in the metal, let alone one that's been wrecked, they followed the truck and filmed its journey.
The bruised bodywork suggests it was involved in an accident, but exactly what happened to this poor Pagani Zonda is a complete mystery. Since the video was recorded at night in the rain and the supercar is covered up, we don't get a very good look at the car to survey the damage.
At one point, however, the truck drives through an illuminated tunnel revealing the damaged right rear end, which is covered in scrapes, scratches, and peeled paintwork. More worryingly, the supercar is noticeably lower on the right side, so the wheel could also be damaged or the suspension could be totaled.
This isn't an ordinary Pagani Zonda S, either. Finished in Blu Francia, the supercar was reportedly fitted with special wheels with blue details and a cream interior. It was allegedly sold to an Arab prince but was bought back by Pagani and displayed at the Pagani Museum in Modena, which we visited back in 2017.
We'll probably never know how it ended up like this, but we're confident that Pagani will be able to restore it back to its glory. After all, Pagani has a history of salvaging wrecked Zonda supercars. The Zonda Riviera, was restored and upgraded by Pagani after the car, which started life as a Pagani Zonda F Clubsport, was wrecked in a horrific accident. The design was updated with a roof scoop and a custom livery, while the power output was upgraded to 760 horsepower.
Let's hope Pagani can also restore this Zonda S to its former glory. Perhaps it will spawn yet another bespoke Zonda, prolonging the life of a car that was supposed to be discontinued in 2012 to make way for the Huayra.