27-year-old driver crashes $1.2 million McLaren P1 less than one day after picking it up!
If you`re affluent enough to afford a $1.2 million hypercar, you may want to dish out the extra cash for a driving instructor first.
The first McLaren P1 crash in America has arrived at the hands of a 27-year-old owner in Texas. While it`s not shocking that a 903-horsepower car may be difficult to control, it is shocking that the owner had the car for less than 24 hours.
The crash occurred shortly before 8am on Tuesday November 25th near Dallas, and from the looks of the pictures, that`s not going to buff out too easily.
McLaren`s hyper-hybrid F1-successor has widely been regarded as one of the most exciting cars the world has to offer, with 903-horsepower available from its twin-turbocharged V-8 and electric motor drivetrain.
The P1 is largely constructed of carbon fiber and aluminum, not the most inexpensive of materials, and is capable of 0-60 in less than 3 seconds and a top speed of well over 200-mph.
A wet spot in the road seems to be the culprit for the loss of traction that the P1 experienced, but there`s not much doubt that excessive speed and reckless driving were involved too.
The driver and his 24-year-old passenger were injured in the wreck, and transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Just goes to show that if you`re fortunate enough to pick up one of the world`s most exclusive and exciting cars, you might want to ease your way into it first.