Nicknamed "The Joker", the purple Pagani Huayra Roadster is constructed nearly entirely from carbon-fibre and is estimated to be worth a whopping US$3.4 million, or roughly AU$4.66 million. The vehicle was 1 of 1, custom made in purple carbon fibre. Only a handful of images and videos of the incident had surfaced online at the time of writing, but despite their low quality, they reveal that the Italian hypercar will be very costly to fix.
The front of the carbon-bodied hypercar received the major hit, with parts of the auto scattered across the road and the front bumper and accompanying wheels being torn off from where they were originally fixed.
Footage from the scene of the accident was posted to social media, revealing the multi-million-dollar supercar to be badly damaged, with the bonnet appearing to have absorbed the majority of the impact and the front airbags deploying to cushion the blow.
The 17-year old behind the wheel was Gage Gillean, owner of the G Exotics channel on YouTube.
Hypercar crashes are always cringe-worthy not just because they involve the very possible risk of injury to the driver, occupant, and bystanders, but because more often than not, these are rolling pieces of art getting smashed. The owner of the auto, according to The Drive, was Tim Gillean, who also owns a host of other incredible cars including a McLaren Senna, Lamborghini Urus, Bugatti Chiron and Rolls-Royce Dawn.