A Pagani Zonda S, similar to the one pictured here, suffered a crash during a test drive in Aberdeen in the UK last September. Fortunately for its owners it was insured because the bill to repair it cost upwards of $445,000, which includes transportation of the car to Pagani’s factory in Modena in Italy for repairs. If you’re thinking the car should have just been a write-off, remember that the Pagani Zonda S itself is valued at around $750,000.
Speaking with the BBC, a spokesperson for insurance company Aviva said: "This is the biggest insurance payout we have had for repairs to a private car in the U.K."
Interestingly, the insurance claim was lodged by the test driver, not the owner of the car.
While $445,000 may seem steep, note that there’s also an inherent loss of value now that the car has had accident damage--but if it’s going back to the factory then any future owner can probably expect something nearly as good as a brand new Zonda.