Zonda crash

Zonda crash

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SydneyBridge

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5,139 posts

114 months

Monday 23rd October 2017
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http://www.chichester.co.uk/news/distinctive-1-5m-...

Very sad sight..

Is this the PS Zonda ?

Yipper

5,964 posts

46 months

Monday 23rd October 2017
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Ouch. Looks like a spin in the wet during a weekend early-morning sprint.


MrC986

2,632 posts

147 months

Tuesday 24th October 2017
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Yipper said:
Ouch. Looks like a spin in the wet during a weekend early-morning sprint.

That's unlucky. At least the article reports no injuries. That'll be a trip back to Italy to the factory for some repairs.

paulmnz

417 posts

130 months

Tuesday 24th October 2017
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Yes, that was the Peter Saywell Zonda. on it's way to Goodwood for one of his charity trackdays. he didn't look too bothered about it at goodwood, he was happily lapping his 918 in the wet and windy conditions. Not sure if he was driving the zonda when it crashed, although apparently it's one of the cars he drives most often. he brought the following from his collection along with the zonda that didn't arrive: Ferrari TDF, La Ferrari, McLaren 720s, Aventador SV, a 911 GT3 RS and a AM of some type, a v12 vantage I think. he has AOG plates on most of his cars - named after his business which does aircraft parts (AOG - Aircraft on the Ground meaning waiting for parts)


glasgow mega snake

1,278 posts

40 months

Tuesday 24th October 2017
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I don't understand why the newspaper report says police are appealing for witnesses etc. ? Seems a bit strange. Single vehicle accident, nobody hurt, these happen daily and generally go without investigation, don't they?

Craigwww

853 posts

125 months

Tuesday 24th October 2017
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glasgow mega snake said:
I don't understand why the newspaper report says police are appealing for witnesses etc. ? Seems a bit strange. Single vehicle accident, nobody hurt, these happen daily and generally go without investigation, don't they?
Supposedly travelling with another 'super sports car'. I presume they want to know if they were racing and if the other car was involved. It could have insurance implications.

SMB

1,465 posts

222 months

Tuesday 24th October 2017
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Craigwww said:
glasgow mega snake said:
I don't understand why the newspaper report says police are appealing for witnesses etc. ? Seems a bit strange. Single vehicle accident, nobody hurt, these happen daily and generally go without investigation, don't they?
Supposedly travelling with another 'super sports car'. I presume they want to know if they were racing and if the other car was involved. It could have insurance implications.
As per the other thread the article on the BBC is poor reporting, lazy and incomplete. The convoy piece implies enthusiasts potentially racing, no mention that they were all his cars and on the way to a charity event supporting terminally ill children. The context of the reporting can imply so much by not reporting the full facts.

Based on the location of the incident and the weather conditions at the time, a simple case of rear wheel spin on a greasey wet road in windy weather exiting a roundabout.

Editted to add, Having checked the exact location, it could have been exiting the petrol station , or a car joining the a27 at that turning could have forced it over to lane 2 in poor road conditions. That may mean they are looking for another car, hence the call for witnesses.

Edited by SMB on Tuesday 24th October 10:29

SydneyBridge

Original Poster:

5,139 posts

114 months

Tuesday 24th October 2017
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Just goes to show that us on PH have more knowledge that the local rag and the BBC

WCZ

7,738 posts

150 months

Tuesday 24th October 2017
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SMB said:
As per the other thread the article on the BBC is poor reporting, lazy and incomplete. The convoy piece implies enthusiasts potentially racing, no mention that they were all his cars and on the way to a charity event supporting terminally ill children. The context of the reporting can imply so much by not reporting the full facts.

Based on the location of the incident and the weather conditions at the time, a simple case of rear wheel spin on a greasey wet road in windy weather exiting a roundabout.

Editted to add, Having checked the exact location, it could have been exiting the petrol station , or a car joining the a27 at that turning could have forced it over to lane 2 in poor road conditions. That may mean they are looking for another car, hence the call for witnesses.

Edited by SMB on Tuesday 24th October 10:29
yup, typical bullst from the bbc.

it's really not that difficult to have a spin in these conditions without driving like a mad man

pewe

565 posts

175 months

Wednesday 25th October 2017
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Interestingly there was a UK registered Zonda in Pagani's workshop for repair/service when we visited in May.
It was the same colour blue but then on a reg beginning with R.
There can't be that many similar cars around - any ideas?
Cheers, Pewe.

j3gme

666 posts

150 months

Wednesday 25th October 2017
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Must take car in damp conditions
This happened just outside Leeds last week

SpeedFreakDave

860 posts

168 months

Friday 27th October 2017
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will just go to the factory and get sorted. The car will still be good i am sure.

Yipper

5,964 posts

46 months

Friday 27th October 2017
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Not sure many folks would wanna buy a Cat S Zonda. They're already a nightmare in the wet, without knowing it's been pre-wrecked on a straight road. Having said that, RA sold his F1 easily enough, and that had seen more crashes than a demo derby.

moneymakestheworldgoaround

3,964 posts

131 months

Friday 27th October 2017
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Yipper said:
Not sure many folks would wanna buy a Cat S Zonda. They're already a nightmare in the wet, without knowing it's been pre-wrecked on a straight road. Having said that, RA sold his F1 easily enough, and that had seen more crashes than a demo derby.
This Zonda has already been crashed before, it was white before the crash and then upgraded and painted blue.

SpeedFreakDave

860 posts

168 months

Monday 30th October 2017
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I am told it is pretty hard to make them beyond repair. They are worth enough to justify some serious replacement of main parts at the factory. The GJ one has been crashed twice now, although not sure what its current state is. I saw it after the first repair and it looked pretty good but who is to say how it drives. Not many original examples left these days either as many have been adjusted with post build factory mods.

HappyClapper17

2 posts

42 months

Friday 15th December 2017
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moneymakestheworldgoaround said:
Yipper said:
Not sure many folks would wanna buy a Cat S Zonda. They're already a nightmare in the wet, without knowing it's been pre-wrecked on a straight road. Having said that, RA sold his F1 easily enough, and that had seen more crashes than a demo derby.
This Zonda has already been crashed before, it was white before the crash and then upgraded and painted blue.
Firstly, I doubt he would be selling a "one off" Zonda that was built specifically for him. I'm pretty sure it will be repaired/Rebuilt and returned to resume normal duties along with the rest of his cars.

Secondly the car was never in a accident previously when it was White. The car that was originally White, simply went back to Pagani to be upgraded to the 760, more carbon, fin and wing etc, along with engine upgrade and re-paint.