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  1. 3604u

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  2. Simon^2

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    And those poor flowers…

    Passenger cell looks unscathed. Doesn't seem airbags deployed… looks likely occupants were fine.

    Hopefully no pedestrians struck…

    It'll be fixed. The flowers won't fair so well...
     
  3. 3604u

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    Lol, poor flowers
     
  4. amenasce

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    No airbags for the Zonda.

    I doubt it's written off. They are worth $1m+ so it will be rebuilt and most likely updated with the bling bling specs we see on Paganis lately.
     
  5. Bas Jaski

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    Even if it is written off, buy the VIN and Pagani will ''rebuilt'' it. Entire new everything, and another special.

    Me please. I already know exactly the spec I want...
     
  6. 3604u

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    Would be interesting to see the new rebuilt car ��
     
  7. Bas Jaski

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    I'm going to hazard a guess and the driver floored it in 1st or 2nd. Lots of torque, likely very cold tires = bad news.
     
  10. 3604u

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    Wow, always comes in 3 .. Cinque pershaps ?

    Hope not, love the Zonda's
     
  11. Bas Jaski

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    Luckily they'll all be repaired...

    Zonda's are by some margin my favourite car so it's always sad to see one crash but as far as I know, all the crashed ones have been repaired and/or improved.
     
  12. 3604u

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    Yes with a small manufacturing outfit like what Pagani has , anything can be replaced so long as you have ID tags and money 😁
     
  13. FarFerDriver

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    That looks brutal ... and expensive.
     
  14. JWeilan

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    It's in Dubai...those people could give two sh*ts.
     
  15. omarabdallah

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    Really? Tell us some more about "those people"...
     
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    Yes.

    Please do.

    Mike
     
  17. 3604u

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    UAE has given the impression that money grows on trees and everyone is rich . How untrue it is . Chill guys , don't think he means any disrespect .
     
  18. xamfed

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    the owner of this car posts on Instagram under the name P1Mclaren. He has amazing cars, and he said he is having this car rebuilt
     
  19. 3604u

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    Nice 😄

    Dubai Edition on the way 😄
     
  20. alexm

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    I hope everyone ok.. in the car and any on the footpath too!

    I love Pagani.

    I saw the Huayra in the factory in 2011.. and had poster signed by Horatio when I was at Goodwood the next year.
     
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  22. 3604u

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    nice pics Alex
     
  23. JWeilan

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    Well let's see...for starters, here's how they load up the police force. Please explain to me how money ISN'T wasted over there?

    In case you forgot, the Dubai Police supercar fleet is the coolest

    Bugatti Veyron
    Bentley Continental
    Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
    Ferrari FF
    Brabus G-Wagen
    BMW M6
    Nissan GT-R
    Audi R8
    McLaren MP4-12C
    Lexus RC F
     
  24. FarFerDriver

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    Glad to hear that. Have to check out some of his other rides.
     
  25. omarabdallah

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    You completely misunderstand why Dubai has those cars on the police force, why they built the tallest building, have the biggest mall, the largest this and that...

    Dubai has no oil and yet it enjoys one of the highest GDP per capita levels in the world (higher than the US). The reason they were able to achieve that is by creating an economy that is built on tourism, trade and financial services over the past 50 years.

    Tourism constitutes about one-third of the economy, or about $50 billion a year in economic activity. Dubai chose to position itself at the high end of the tourism market because it is surrounded by countries that have a lot of oil and (for cultural reasons) do not have well-developed leisure activities. The populations of those countries travel to Dubai as tourists, attracted by the bling-y environment, expecting to have an over-the-top experience. They end up spending a lot of money in high end hotels, shopping for luxury goods, eating expensive meals, etc.

    That is the segment of the global tourism and hospitality market that Dubai chose to put itself into and it has made for one of the world's most successful cities. The cars you list are not out patrolling the highway... They are used in tourist areas next to luxury hotels and malls, partly as an attraction for tourists. The combined cost of these cars is nothing compared to the press they generate and the addition they make to the image of the city as luxury destination and hence the tourism revenue that comes in.

    It's like saying, why does a Gucci store have leather seats for customers? Why can't they just put orange crates for people to sit on while shopping for Gucci shoes? What a waste of leather... If you expect people to pay thousands of dollars for a pair of shoes, you better give them leather seats to sit on.

    Dubai is a city of 3 million people with 15 million tourist arrivals per year. The airport now has 75 million passengers going through it annually with another airport being built that will accommodate 200 million passengers annually... It's big business, and it's about revenues and margins and dividend payments to investors.

    The city, of course, is not perfect. Construction workers rights need to improve (although they are the best in the region, but it's a pretty low bar), government planning sometimes goes wrong, freedom of expression is an issue...

    Anyway, this was me explaining the economics behind those police cars. Now my point was, don't call any group of people "those people" because you can't generalize about a population. Actually, there's another word to use to describe that kind of behavior, but I'm not going to use it here...
     
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