Swiss police impound ultra-rare Pagani Huayra Codalunga worth $7.4 million

  • Swiss cops stopped and impounded an ultra-rare Pagani Huayra Codalunga
  • The incident was captured on video by automotive photographer, Freddie Atkins
  • It’s not know why the $7.4 million hypercar was stopped and impounded, but Instagram users have several theories

Published on Feb 27, 2024 at 9:23 PM (UTC+4)
by Adam Gray

Last updated on Feb 28, 2024 at 3:28 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

The last thing you want – or need – when you’ve dropped $7.4 million on a Pagani Huayra Codalunga is for the cops to impound it, especially for a ridiculously small offense.

That’s not of concern to Swiss cops, who don’t care whether you’re driving a Fiat Panda or one of the rarest hypercars in the world – the law’s the law.

A video’s gone viral on Instagram in which an ultra-rare Huayra Codalunga can be seen getting stopped by police in Switzerland and the car ultimately impounded.

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Automotive photographer, Freddie Atkins, managed to capture the whole thing on video, although he was lucky to escape the long arm of the law, who asked him not to take any photos.

In the video, the long-tail Pagani Huayra Codalunga can be seen accompanied by a Ferrari Testarossa, carrying skis on its roof, which also stopped alongside the hypercar.

At the end of the clip, the Huayra Codalunga drives off along with a silver Toyota Corolla Touring Sports, which was reportedly an unmarked police vehicle.

While there’s no official information as to why the cops stopped the Pagani Huayra Codalunga and then impounded it, that hasn’t stopped people sharing their two cents in the comments section.

“Most probably, it did not have winter tires!” one user surmized.

And to be fair, they’re probably right, as it’s legally compulsory to drive on winter tires in Switzerland.

Another user quipped that the hypercar must’ve done 1 km/h (0.6 mph) over the speed limit, while someone who hails from the local area, suggested the loud exhaust may be the reason, as there are restrictions in the area.

While these are all valid reasons to be stopped, we believe it may have something to do with the fact that the hypercar doesn’t have a license plate on the front.

Instead, the Italian-registered Pagani Huayra Codalunga has a sticker with the registration number on its front splitter.

It’s well known that Switzerland, like some Nordic countries, issue fines based on the offender’s earnings.

Just a few years ago, a wealthy motorist was fined an eye-watering 1.08 million CHF ($1.2 million) by a Swiss court.

Whoever owns the Pagani, they’re likely to be facing a pretty hefty fine.

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Adam Gray

Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.