Test Driver Crashes Pagani Huayra Prototype In Germany

A Pagani Huayra prototype has been crashed in Germany after the driver got a little too keen with the throttle.

Local publication Stuttgarter-Zeitung reports that the 37-year-old driver lost control of the Italian hypercar after accelerating too hard while leaving a section of road works near Affalterbach.

An image shared by local authorities shows the Huayra surrounded by trees and shrubs to the side of the road.

As only a single image of the Pagani has been released by police, it is difficult to ascertain just how much damage the car has sustained. However, it will probably cost several hundreds of thousands of dollars to repair, police claim.

From what we can tell, this Huayra has been equipped with the desirable Tempesta aerodynamic package and therefore features an exceptionally aggressive rear diffuser. Also of note is the fact that it is covered in a camouflage wrap consisting almost entirely of QR codes.

As you may notice, the Huayra is running on German plates, rather than the Italian ones you’d expect from a factory prototype. This point, combined with the fact that the crash occurred near AMG’s base in Affalterbach, suggests that this prototype could have been testing new powertrain components from the German company, meaning the Huayra could soon benefits from some refinements and additional power.

Earlier this year, the Italian manufacturer confirmed that the Huayra’s successor, arriving sometime next decade, will continue to use a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 engine sourced from AMG. In 2025, Pagani will introduce a second model, this time powered exclusively by electric motors.

Update: Pagani has confirmed that the Huayra in question was “an evolution of the Huayra Roadster.”

“Yes, one of our development vehicles was crashed last week by one of our German partners. No one was injured. Neither the driver, nor the passenger reported any damages, both were unharmed, since the central monocoque has performed exceptionally as planned!” the company said in a statement.

  • When I first see the picture, I just thought that with some aging and weather effect, it would look like one of those barnfind car.

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