Property Developer Sues Car Dealer Over Zonda Supercar He Can’t Drive

A property developer is suing a car dealer for selling him a £3.4 million Pagani Zonda 760 Coupé that he can’t drive.

Tufan Kalman bought one of only a handful of the custom-built Italian sports cars in February last year.

The Turkish born multi-millionaire claimed London-based dealership Pagani UK Ltd failed to provide him with UK registration documents, meaning he has been unable to register it in Switzerland where he lives.

He has lodged a High Court writ against the dealer demanding a full refund plus interest.

“To date Pagani UK Ltd has neither delivered the registration documents nor repaid the purchase price,” he argued.

He alleged the dealership had offered to refund the purchase price if they did not deliver the original UK documents by the end of September 2017.

Kalman is demanding 8% interest on his money from November last year, and wants to be paid back in euros due to the fall in value of the pound.

A spokesperson for the dealership said it was aware of the legal proceedings and has instructed lawyers.

“We do know about it. Nothing is anywhere near as black and white as it looks on paper,” she told the Evening Standard.

“We did supply Mr Kalman a Pagani Zonda which he accepted delivery of and he had it shipped overseas. Unfortunately I cannot comment on the other matter.”

The 760-series boasts a top speed of 218mph and is the most powerful of the car range that can be legally driven on UK roads.

Among their select group of owners is Formula One star Lewis Hamilton, who crashed his £1.5 million custom built Zonda in Monaco in 2015. He blamed lack of sleep for the accident.

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