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Donkey Picks Wrong Car to Bite

Damage to $200K McClaren costs the animal's owners $6.8K

(Newser) - A German court has ordered a donkey's owners to pony up $6,800 to the driver of a pricey McLaren sports car to cover damage caused when the animal chomped the backside of the vehicle, per the AP . Police said that Vitus the donkey may have mistaken the orange... More »

$300K Car Crashes 10 Minutes After It's Delivered

That's gotta sting

(Newser) - There was champagne, there was celebrating, there was … probably a lot of noise as some very expensive steel and rubber smashed into a tree. A man in Essex, England, appeared terribly excited to take delivery of his new $313,000 McLaren 650S sports car (a "supercar" that Jalopnik... More »

Miami's New Toy: $229K Car

The McLaren officially arrives this week

(Newser) - Car lovers in Miami with cash to burn have a choice new item on the menu, reports the Miami Herald : the Brit import McLaren, which starts at $229,000. A local dealer formally opens its showroom tomorrow, adding to South Florida's reputation as "one of the hottest markets... More »

Racing Team Docked $100M in Spying Flap

McLaren stole data from rival Ferrari to improve own car

(Newser) - Formula One auto-racing team McLaren Mercedes was fined a record $100 million today for using information from rival Ferrari to improve its own cars, the New York Times reported. Though McLaren's drivers—who are at the top of the F1 standings—will keep their points and remain in competition, the... More »

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