The test driver of the twin-turbocharged Pagani C9 prototype hopefully learned something valuable about the car's performance in the seconds before the $1.3 million Italian exotic slammed into a wall outside Stuttgart.

This news may only truly affect the 0.0012% of the population able to afford or willing to buy the C9, but we're still pouring out some of our Earl Grey for the fallen AMG V12-powered super car set to replace the Pagani Zonda F.