Pictures just emerged on the internet showing a car crash in China involving a silver McLaren P1. The crash appears to have happened at night near the city of Hangzhou.
With a combined output of 904 bhp and a limited top speed of 351 km/h, the twin-turbocharged V8-powered British hypercar is a true monster on both the road and track. Weighing in at just over 1,300 kilograms it’s also one of the lightest hypercars on the market, potentially making it more sensitive to any type of car crash.
To make matters even worse the McLaren P1 production was limited to 375 cars, which makes it one of the most valuable and rare cars out on the streets and the last car you would want to crash. We can only imagine how frustrating this must be for the owner of the plug-in hybrid hypercar.
Judging from the photos, the main point of impact was the front left with a continuing strain of damage along the side of the car. It’s safe to say that it is not the standard ‘some minor bodywork will fix this’ issue. We can only hope for the owner that there is no permanent structural damage to the car.
They will easily rebuild the car. The carbon monocage is nearly bullet proof.