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The World’s Only Pagani Huayra Pearl Just Wrecked

She died as she lived—speeding through Paris.
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It’s painful to see a car destroyed. Remember when Vampire Weekend set a beautiful old Saab 900 aflame in service of video art? That hurt. Well, brace for a whole new magnitude of psychological impact, because one of the reckless rich wrecked the world’s only Pagani Huayra Pearl, a multi-million dollar, carbon-fiber supercar with a custom, roof-mounted air scoop and gunmetal-grey wheels. This week, in Paris, the universe’s only Pagani Huayra Pearl was plucked from life’s strand and hurled down a French side-street, one wheel ripped from the suspension, the entire rear valance, torn asunder. While an imperfect pearl is still beautiful, this Pagani’s new divots render it totally undrivable.

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No video from the crash has yet emerged. Initial hypotheses hinged on a failed lane change or a drunk driver hitting the Huayra. Now, though, it seems that as with many supercar crashes, this was a single-vehicle accident: the driver of the Pagani appears to have lost control of the nearly 800-horsepower car and smashed into a parked Peugot 308, mangling the Huayra’s entire left side. One wheel, complete with brakes and a couple of control arms, was ripped off entirely, along with the entire rear carbon-fiber diffuser and back-panel. The titanium exhaust is crushed, extending beyond the bodywork like a shiny set of entrails. Worst of all, the car is resting on its most vital part, that monstrous AMG-sourced V12. It’s a motor, not a jack stand, man!

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Despite the carnage of the Pagani Huayra Pearl’s left rear corner, the rest of the car is relatively untouched. Maybe, then, the car’s newly-contrite owner—or a frighteningly contrite owner’s son—will foot the bill to have such a special car repaired. To, you know, crash again soon in another of the world’s most beautiful cities.