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Driver, 27, crashes his rare $1.15M McLaren just one DAY after picking it up

7 comments, 1807 views, posted 3:05 pm 27/11/2014 in Automotive by superuser
superuser has 3487 posts, 2153 threads, 579 points, location: Mars

  • Single-car crash occurred Wednesday morning in Dallas

  • Driver and passenger injured

  • 2015 McLaren P1 described as 'possibly the most exciting road car ever built'

  • Was picked up from dealership less than 24 hours before crash


It was one of only 375 models that were made.
But the owner of this 2015 McLaren P1 - a seven-speed that goes from 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds - has all-but wrecked his new $1.15 million supercar and is lucky to be alive after a nasty crash in Dallas on Wednesday morning - less than 24 hours after buying the twin-turbo V8.
The single-car crash occurred about 7.41am and troopers were called to the scene.
The 27-year-old appears to have lost control of the vehicle after hitting a wet spot and smashed into the guardrail, investigators told WFAA-TV.

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Ouch: This 2015 McLaren P1 - described as 'possibly the most exciting road car ever built' - was picked up from the dealership less than 24 hours before the crash on Wednesday

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Smash: The 27-year-old driver and the 24-year-old were both taken to hospital
The driver and the 24-year-old passenger were injured in the crash.
They were both transported to Parkland Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
According to the car dealership, Park Place Premier Collection, the McLaren was bought on Tuesday.
The base price is $1.15 million.
It has a top speed of 217 mph.
Autoweek called the make 'possibly the most exciting road car ever built'.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
It is unclear whether the driver will face charges. 
Photos of the crash were taken by a passer-by and posted to Instagram. 

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The single-car crash occurred about 7.41am in Dallas and troopers were called to the scene

The superb McLaren P1 unveiled at private event (related)

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griffin (5), Spambot (5)

Comments

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3:41 pm 27/11/2014

dr3n

just wondering.. but is this 'possibly the most exciting road car ever built'??

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4:08 pm 27/11/2014

superuser

Quote by dr3n:
just wondering.. but is this 'possibly the most exciting road car ever built'??


it probably is

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4:47 pm 27/11/2014

griffin

Quote by superuser:
it probably possibly is


There, FTFY.

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5:02 pm 27/11/2014

superuser

Quote by griffin:
There, FTFY.



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5:14 pm 27/11/2014

djskitzy

I think it's a pretty exciting road car, well it could be THE most exciting road car, I'm just guessing, you know, throwing this out there... I'm not sure if anyone would agree or not..... possibly....

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4:43 pm 28/11/2014

Spambot

To this poor chaps defense, I too have hit a wet spot in the road and lost control. However, she then clamped her thighs together so firmly, I was able to regain control.

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2:25 pm 29/11/2014

griffin

Quote by Spambot:
I too have hit a wet spot in the road and lost control.


Me too, but it wasn't on a road.

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