A Turkish millionaire is suing a British supercar dealership for selling him a car he can’t drive.
To be fair to the dealership, very few people can actually drive a Pagani Zonda anywhere near its performance threshold, but that’s not why Tufan Kalman is upset.
Kalman flew all the way from Dornach Switzerland to buy his dream car, the Pagani Zonda 760, on Feb.6, 2016. He paid Pagani UK Ltd, of Park Royal in north-west London €3.85 million for the Italian supercar—only 13 of which were ever built—and then took delivery of it six months later. There was only one problem.
The dealer never gave him the registration documents.
As basically anywhere in the world, the car has to be registered to the owner in order for it to legally be driven in its home country, whether that be Britain, Switzerland, or anywhere else. Without them, Turkish Millionaire or no, you can’t drive the car.
So now Kalman is suing the dealership for selling him a nearly one-of-a-kind hypercar that he can’t drive.
“Without the original registration documents from the UK, Mr. Kalman is unable to get the car registered in Switzerland. Hence the car cannot be used,” read court documents obtained by the Daily Mail. Kalman’s lawyers argue that since the car can’t be driven that the dealer is in breach of contract.
“To date, Pagani UK Ltd has neither delivered the registration documents, nor repaid the purchase price," the docs go on to say, and that the dealer “offered to refund the purchase price if they did not deliver the original UK documents by the end of September 2017.”
In addition to getting his money back, Kalman wants interest paid at 8 percent from November last year (when they should have gotten him his registration documents) and wants everything paid in Euros since the British pound has lost so much value over the past year.
Built by Italian manufacturer Pagani, only 13 Zonda 760s were ever built and each one made custom to their specific buyer. The 760 has a 7.3 L capable of putting out 750-hp and reaching speeds of up to 218 mph. They’re highly sought after by wealthy car collectors both for their rarity and for their utter lunacy.