- Mar 25, 2010
Report: Jackie Stewart denies crashing Pagani Zonda in Scotland
Pagani Zonda TriColor – Click above for high-res image gallery
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]