McLaren 570S Obliterated in Collision With House
Just Another Insane Supercar Crash
We all know that supercars are dangerous in the hands of the inexperienced. It’s way too easy to be so distracted by the sloping lines, sensual curves and aggressive stance that you forget there are hundreds of horses hiding under that sexy facade just waiting for you to slip up.
Too often, it seems, we hear news of supercar crashes that make us believe these exotic works of automotive art continue to fall into the hands of those with far too much money, and far too little driving capability.
The latest such news comes from Trowbridge, a small town in the UK where, in the early morning hours, a bright orange McLaren 570S crashed into a house and caught fire. The car was moving at an extremely high rate of speed and impacted the wall so hard, it pulled the mass of bricks down onto the orange McLaren. Fortunately, its passengers were able to escape the wreck with non-life-threatening injuries, and have since made a full recovery.
The photos from the crash site are pretty disturbing; the only recognizable bits of McLaren remaining are pieces of the bright orange bodywork. We have a sneaking suspicion that insurance will be ruling this one a total loss.
On the other hand, we should try to understand the owner who was piloting the 570 hp twin-turbo V8 McLaren. This is one of the best sports cars money can buy, and it’s capable of ludicrous speeds with acceleration figures that could make a NASCAR driver blush. Basically, this is a fighter jet that’s been glued to the ground, and if you try to unleash its full potential on residential streets, this is what happens. We know that supercars are loads of fun, and it can be tempting to use that power when the opportunity seizes you, but you should always take a machine like this to a race track or one of Germany’s unrestricted highways if you want to push its limits.