Man Destroys New McLaren 720S Just One Day After He Purchased It

A man in Virginia has crashed his brand new McLaren 720S one day after taking delivery.

Taking to Facebook, the Fairfax County Police Department said the black 720S was purchased last Friday and crashed on Saturday due to excessive speed. The damage is extensive and is definitely not repairable.

The single image shared on social media depicts the British supercar resting against a tree which it presumably hit. The driver’s side door has been torn off (or removed by rescue crews) and the front driver’s wheel has also been damaged and almost ripped off the hub. Additionally, the front and rear quarter panels are nothing more than individual piles of rubble.

Although police attributed the crash to speed, they haven’t said exactly how fast the car was traveling. However, it’s obvious that it was going far faster than the legal speed limit on the two-lane road in Great Falls, Virginia.

Since launching at last year’s Geneva Motor Show, the 720S has made a name for itself as being one of the fastest production cars on the planet. On paper, it has almost 200 hp less than the hybrid P1 hypercar, but numerous tests have shown it to be almost as fast around a racetrack.

What’s more, the 720S can accelerate at a truly tremendous rate and is almost as brisk as its bigger sibling and even the Porsche 918 Spyder.

Cliche or not, with all this power and performance comes great responsibility. Evidently, the owner of this 720S couldn’t handle it.

  • steve

    At least the car was strong enough to save the driver in this horrendous accident – the beauty of carbon fiber construction

    • botornot387

      Right?! Looks like the passenger cell is fully intact while the vehicle took the brunt of the hit. Amazing how far we’ve come in terms of engineering, yet, our driving education is in the ****.

  • Dude

    “Yeah ummmm, hello Geico, hummmm see what had happen was…”

  • ▶️ ProtectOurHeritage ◀️

    Should have just bought a Mustang.

    • LeStori

      Presumably so he could do the same thing at a cheaper price.

  • Jason Miller

    Money can’t buy you driving skills.

  • carmatt

    How’s the tree?

    • Bash

      Looks intact. lol

  • Brent Morrison

    Nobody cares about the well being of the driver….. Only the car lol. The author is a douche.

    • HARD TO FEEL SORRY FOR HIM DRIVING WRECK-LESS LIKE THIS.

      • Dude

        HE COULD HAVE RUN OVER A BANANA PEEL OR SOMETHING!

        • LeStori

          Or the tyres spun up on all his lost Benjamins

    • javier

      i hope he is alright but the author is not the douche here some rich tallentless fuckr went too fast and smashed up his new toy, hard to be sympathetic. I rode gixxer 1k around for years and i never screwed up like that

  • JEEZ THESE HYPER-CARS ARE SO DELICATE. SEEMS LIKE THE GLUE/CARBON-FIBER COMBO JUST DISINTEGRATES.

    • Oliver Moore

      I guess it has to be, there isn’t much outside of the tub to dampen the impact everything has to go.

  • Trocadero

    Ambition exceeds ability by thickness of wallet!

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    He’s from Great Falls, he’s probably got another on order already.

    Fairfax County is the second wealthiest county in the entire US, followed by Loudoun county which is #1, and right next door.

  • disqus_CRkG23jjbo

    so does he buy another when he is out of the hospital?

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