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It seems that each year, Miami’s architecture is defined more and more by its opulence. We see this in such luxurious high-rises designed by some of the world’s most renowned architects, such as Bjarke Ingels and Zaha Hadid, that are popping up in Coconut Grove and Biscayne. Yet, that pales in comparison, perhaps to what one Miami homeowner has just done: knocking down a traditional wall in a home, to replace it with a $1.5 million black Pagani Zonda R.

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There are only 15 Pagani Zonda R supercars produced each year, making the accent to the home’s interior all the more improbable. The oceanfront property that now houses the supercar cost $8 million, a little over five times what one brand-new wall in the space fetches. Moving the 800-pound car into a 4,232-square-foot space wasn’t easy.

In fact, the car had to be hoisted up and over a balcony railing (all supervised by Artefacto Home Staging), dangling in the air, before it was successfully moved into space. Once the supercar (which had its engine removed before entering the unit) was in the private residence, an aluminum and carbon fiber stand was installed, holding the car in place while simultaneously creating an illusion that it is floating in space.

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While some might view the decision to create a wall with a $1.5 million supercar to be, at best, tacky, or at worst, a complete waste of money, the fact remains that the Pagani Zonda R can (rightly or wrongly) be viewed as a work of art. In a day and age when paintings are being sold for half a billion dollars, maybe knocking down a wall to put up an eccentric $1.5 million divider in the form of a supercar isn’t so crazy. If nothing else, the $1.5 million Pagani Zonda R will prove to be arguably the best dinner conversation starter in Miami.

Originally published on Architecturaldigest.com

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