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Toasted McLaren F1 Makes Baby Jesus Cry

Posted in Exotic Cars, Expensive Cars, Fast Cars, Favorite Cars, McLaren, Newsworthy, Repair, Safety, Supercars by Alex Kierstein | June 2nd, 2009 | 3 Responses |
<i>Oh, the humanity!</i>

Oh, the humanity!

Ok, so apparently if you are taking your McLaren out of long-term storage, make sure you have a Halon fire extinguisher (or 6) handy. This unlucky chap sprung his F1 from the lockup after a six month nap, and it turned into a veritable roman candle very quickly. Make the jump for more photos of the carnage.

<i>The tears of every clown in the world won't make this right.</i>

The tears of every clown in the world won't make this right.

The sad thing is, as you can see above, the car was a total loss. Luckily for unlucky owner in question, it was insured for $3 million, and valued at $2 million. If it turns out this is an insurance scam, I’ll be the first to grab a pitchfork and torches. That nefarious insinuation aside, it is a tragedy that it was destroyed, as only 106 were produced.

[Source: Jalopnik]

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3 Responses

  1. Lightnup says:

    WTF does the fireman with the axe plan to do?

  2. Adam says:

    So what temp does the McClaren’s headers get to? Isn’t it mostly made of carbon fiber?

  3. Alex Kierstein says:

    from what i understand, McLaren went all out with gold-foil heatsheilding, so unless this guy pulled it out and threw in a Flowmaster that was rubbing the bodywork, i doubt the headers caused the problem. but i dunno – i’ll keep an eye out for a follow-up on what caused the fire.

    oh, and as for the axe, i dunno … maybe attack the owner for destroying an irreplaceable masterpiece?