Pagani Zonda S Superclaim: 300,000 Reasons to Make Sure you Have Renewed your Car Insurance

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It isn't very often that repair costs for a motor insurance claim exceed £30,000, but there has recently been a claim for a Pagani Zonda S Supercar that looks set to break the £300,000 mark!

It isn't very often that repair costs for a motor insurance claim exceed £30,000, but there has recently been a claim for a Pagani Zonda S Supercar that looks set to break the £300,000 mark!

In September 2009, an Aviva representative was asked to inspect a badly damaged supercar, after the insurers policy holder, who had been test driving the supercar, lost control on a narrow country road and collided side-on with a telegraph pole before careering through a fence.

Although the vehicle was badly damaged, Aviva decided that the car may be repairable, and set about making arrangements for the car to be shipped across to Modena, Italy, home of Pagani, the vehicle manufacturer.

Aviva technical engineers visited the factory in Italy to discuss repair methodology, and at this point, the car's designer, Horacio Pagani became involved. Pagani is famous for designing cars which are fully customised for the requirements of driver and has said 'A Zonda is like a fine Italian suit, it is made to measure'.

With so many different expensive materials such as carbon fibre, titanium and aircraft aluminium involved in the cars painstaking construction, which is fully customised for the needs of the owner and hand built by skilled engineers, understanding what was possible would determine whether repairs would in fact be economical.

After discussions with Horacio Pagani it was agreed that the vehicle could be repaired and work is currently being carried out on the car and completion is scheduled for May 2010, which is great news for the owner, especially given the fact that there are roughly only 10 Zondas produced per year!

For further information, please contact: zara(dot)e(dot)timms(at)aviva(dot)co(dot)uk

Aviva, the international savings, investments and insurance group, is the world’s fifth largest insurance group, serving 50 million customers across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.

In the UK, Aviva is a leading provider of life, pensions, investment, general insurance and health products to more than 20 million customers. Aviva also provides roadside assistance through RAC. Products are distributed through a number of channels including IFAs, brokers, corporate partners and direct to customers via the internet at http://www.aviva.co.uk/.

Aviva's UK Insurance business has a market share of around 15%, making it the largest general insurer in the UK. The business is focused on insurance for individuals and small businesses.

Aviva's life and pensions business in the UK has a total market share of 12% and a top three position in its key markets of savings, protection, and annuities.

Aviva’s news releases and a selection of images are available from the internet press centre at http://www.aviva.co.uk/media/.

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