If you aren’t rich, don’t have any well-off petrolhead friends, or aren’t a motoring journalist or car show TV host, the only way you’ll be able to drive a supercar is by renting one. It’s often very expensive, and as this chap in Seattle discovered, things don’t always go smoothly.
According to the Washington State Patrol, a man who rented a blue McLaren 650S Spider crashed the British supercar on Thursday morning just four hours after jumping into the driver’s seat. The incident, as KomoNews reports, happened in a tunnel going under the Washington State Convention Center.
Trooper Rick Johnson, the official Washington State Patrol District 2 Public Information Officer for King County, revealed on Twitter that the 650S was simply traveling too fast for the wet road conditions.
The driver, though, said that it wasn’t his speed that caused the crash. Instead, he claimed that the tires were to blame.
Damage sustained to the supercar is comprehensive and all of the airbags deployed. From this single image, ruined wheels and suspension are obvious, as are a destroyed rear quarter panel, decklid, and a badly damaged front end.
Luckily, the driver wasn’t injured, so what he has to deal with is the fact that, if charged with speeding, his bank account will take a big hit.
— Trooper Rick Johnson (@wspd2pio) March 22, 2018