One-off Pagani Zonda ZoZo faces horrible crash in Japan

Article by Christian A., on December 7, 2016

It’s not everyday that we hear stories about horrible car accidents but it seems this year has brought us a lot of bad news. What’s tragic is that the cars involved are not just average cars. Among the unfortunate incidents are those that destroyed a black Maybach 62S and the Pagani Zonda ZoZo that collided in Tokyo, Japan. Read on.

Based on the photos that surfaced after the accident, the Maybach was behind the one-off Pagani Zonda. Judging from this angle, the luxury sedan isn’t badly hurt. But still, we feel bad for the owner of the Pagani. The special Zonda was made to order by Zozotown founder Yusaku Maezawa. He had it equipped with a powerful 750 hp 7.3 litre V12 AMG engine apart from the specially designed carbon fibre exterior.

Just a few weeks ago, the 41-year old Maezawa posted a video on Instagram showing his beloved Zonda ZoZo alongside an Aston Martin One-77.The online shopping magnate only had his ZoZo in shorter than a year and so it doesn’t feel right to see it go just like that.

The damage as it appears is more to its front end than anywhere else. The hood, wheel arches and front bumper have all been torn apart. From the looks of it, Maezawa’s purple Pagani Zonda ZoZo isn’t beyond repair. Some parts can be replaced piece by piece although the repair would surely cost him a fortune.

One of the ZoZo’s most extraordinary features includes the carbon fibre trims along the hood as well as on the rear wheels. Good thing, the monocoque looks fine if you have to see it up close. Although Lewis Hamilton’s Zonda 760LH and Maezawa’s Zonda ZoZo have similarities, you won’t find any other Pagani Zonda wearing the distinct rear wheel covers.

The one-off Pagani Zonda ZoZo is said to have the latest 760 upgrades, which have also been appointed on several limited edition Zonda models. Of course Maezawa’s ZoZo has this certain charm aside from its eye-popping purple body paint.

Anyhow, Pagani isn’t new to this kind of sad story. The Italian supercar manufacturer has been known to resurrect cars from serious crashes. The 760 Fantasma and the Zonda Absolute as we know were rebuilt by them after suffering nearly insurmountable damage. After what happened to the ZoZo, maybe then we can expect another miracle to happen. Until then, let’s give them time to pick up the pieces and sort out what needs to be repaired or replaced.


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