HK MP7 in Pagani Zonda at F1 Bahrain

    These pictures (below) are almost 10 years old, but I hope the readers of this blog can help me figure out if the Heckler & Koch MP7 was real or fake.

    The background is, I was in Bahrain to see the new Ruf Automobile (Porsche tuner) factory and their new model CTR 3. The Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix was going on at the same time, where Michael Schumacher and other famous drivers have won.

    Just outside the Formula 1 race track, on the parking lot, I found the formidable Argentinian-Italian supercar Pagani Zonda.

    As you can see, it’s a very special looking car, designed by Mr. Horacio Pagani, and there aren’t too many around (to say the least).

    The interesting thing was that when I approached the Zonda I discovered a HK MP7 on the passenger side, laying on the floor, clearly visible.

    With some Photoshopping I managed to reduce the reflections in the window and get a better look at the MP7. I love that carbon fiber and leather interior.

    Unedited image

    The Pagani Zonda most likely belonged to someone in the Royal Family.

    As I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life in prison I thought it be safer to go and watch the race instead.

    Air show during the Formula 1.

    So the question is – was this a real HK MP7? Or an Airsoft version?

    Did a bodyguard leave it during the Formula 1 race?

    I would expect the rate of crime to be very low in Bahrain.

    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics and sound suppressors. TCCC Certified medic.