Last fall, a McLaren 650S Spider owner got a bit of a surprise when he parked his high-end supercar and looked into the mirror to see a donkey chewing on the car’s rear bumper.
As reported, the donkey caused £30,000 ($40,221) in damages because it may have mistaken the orange vehicle for a massive carrot. Markus Zahn’s insurance company refused to fully cover the damage because they claimed he was partly responsible for parking next to the animal’s enclosure.
Zahn then approached the donkey’s owner but he reportedly refused to pay for the damage saying it was Zahn’s fault for parking there in the place. This sparked a legal battle which recently concluded when a court in Giessen, Germany sided with Zahn.
According to the ruling, the donkey’s owner will need to fork up £5,260 ($7,052) to cover the cost of repairs that weren’t covered by insurance. The situation was unfortunate for everyone involved but Zahn says he still sees the humor in it.
While the donkey might have mistaken the car for a carrot, drivers certainly won’t as the McLaren 650S Spider has a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 engine that develops 650 PS (478 kW) and 678 Nm (500 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the car to rocket from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.0 seconds before hitting a top speed of 329 km/h (204 mph).