After the recent news of a Zonda perishing in Scotland, a not so great fortnight for Pagani lovers just got a whole lot worse with news now that the Pagani C9 (the Zonda’s successor) has been written off today during road testing in Germany.

These snaps provided by the guys at GTSpirit underline the level of damage done to the C9, showing that Horacio Pagani will need his finest spit and polish to iron the kinks out of this sad mess.  It’s not known exactly what happened but what is known is that the accident occurred on Autobahn B14 and judging by the extent of the damage, the C9 was pushing on before impact.

The C9 is expected to go on sale in 2011 with a price tag around the eye watering three quarters of a million pounds mark.  For your money you’ll get a 6.0L V12 that punches out around 700hp with a top speed of 225mph.  We just hope today’s accident hasn’t set back the development schedule of the C9.