Yesterday we reported that a Pagani C9 prototype was wrecked on the Autobahn in Germany. We have, however, received confirmation that it was not a C9 prototype and was instead a Zonda testing a C9 engine.
Nonetheless, the Pagani Zonda is still an extremely expensive car, even without a prototype engine. The engine in the C9 is said to be a 700-horsepower version of the Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series’ 6.0-liter twin-turbo V-12.
The car was wrecked so badly that it only left one clue to its real identity, even for those with astute eyes and deep knowledge of Paganis. It’s such a minor detail that we didn’t notice it until we received the confirmation that it was a Zonda-bodied vehicle. Look at what remains of the left rear part of the car and you’ll notice one taillight with a clear hole for another above it. The Zonda sports these taillights while the C9s spotted all have a cluster of three taillights placed in the upper corners of the rear end.