• Mar 25, 2010
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Typically we don't report on the regularity of exotic supercar crashes. For one thing, they make us cringe. For another, there's unfortunately just too much of this going on, with Ferrari F430 Spiders and Lamborghini Gallardos seemingly crashed into telephone poles and roadside vegetation by every millionaire with more cash than driving skills. But once in a while a story comes along that – due to the profile of either car or driver – is just too notorious to pass up.

Like this one, for example: Reports from the UK indicate that a Pagani Zonda S – presumably referring to the C12 S variant of 2000 or the C12 S 7.3 of 2002 – has been crashed near Aberdeen, Scotland. But that's not the end of it. Sources suggest that the man behind the wheel was none other than three-time Formula One world champion Sir Jackie Stewart.

For his part, Sir Jackie's people refute the reports, but if they are indeed accurate, they could give new meaning to the legendary pilot's nickname "The Flying Scot". One way or another, the BBC reports that the vehicle in question is being sent back to the factory in Modena for repairs, which could cost as much as £300,000 ($450k).

UPDATE: Autocar seems to know the driver's identity.



[Source: BBC News | Image: Getty]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't know if it was Chris Harris or not, but Harry Metcalfe (former lead editor and still-contributor at EVO) owns a Zonda S, which all but guarantees it was his car (How many Zondas could be in the UK).
      • 4 Years Ago
      So what do we know about the driver. He is/was a champion - is that international or UK. A twitter report from @whealie says he has/had a motortrade policy with Aviva, so the likelihood is that he has a motortrade business. He writes car reports for a magazine. The Autocar comments suggest he works for a "rival" publication, but the early reports suggested it might be a more local (to the area of the accident) publication.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Could be Rod Stewart.
        • 4 Years Ago
        hahah i LOL'd
        • 4 Years Ago
        No, he was seen leaving the area "On a Downtown Train"
      • 4 Years Ago
      Trust me, it's not Jackie. He's in Australia at the moment for RBS and Williams for the Australian GP. I just saw him on TV in the Williams garage talking to Patrick Head
      • 4 Years Ago
      From the article on Autocar, Steve Sutcliffe mentions "The Pagani in question was being driven by a colleague who was working for a rival magazine".
      I have a feeling it could be Chris "Monkey" Harris that did it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Indeed. Chris used to work for Autocar, and now is working for Evo Magazine...

        ... and it seems Evo hasn't reported on the crash story yet, which may suggest some connection to what has happened.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Im reckless and I aint never crash whips

      Word to Game
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why is this even news? Who gives a sh$t?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Of all the people in Scotland on the day of the crash, Jackie Stewart would be last on my list of suspects after every other person. Sir Stewart may have lost some speed over the years, but he retains his masterful car control. He's a great driving coach also. And the Autocar article says it's a journalist, why even post that Jackie Stewart is the suspected driver?
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