On this day in auto history - October 21st

Thu 21st Oct 2021

It was on this day in 2017 that one of the most expensive vehicles in the world - a bespoke Pagani Zonda - made the headlines after it was smashed to bits following a crash on the A27 in Sussex.

Shocking images showed the incredibly rare, £1.6 million supercar torn to pieces after the owner lost control and crashed into the central reservation on the outskirts of Chichester.

It was revealed that the 200 mph vehicle was travelling as part of a supercar convoy from Worthing to a charity event at Goodwood on the morning of the crash and - though the male owner’s identity was never made public by Sussex police - it was revealed the driver escaped the crash uninjured.

Later, a number of motoring websites revealed the vehicle’s owner to be Peter Saywell - one of the world’s more foremost supercar collectors.