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

That's gotta sting
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted May 3, 2016 1:23 PM CDT

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 notes can hit 100mph in under six seconds) last week, and neighbors spotted him downing some bubbly to commemorate the occasion, the Telegraph reports. But a mere 10 minutes later (10 minutes!), the car was "reduced to a mangled lump of carbon-fibre and metal," as the paper puts it. Police don't know yet whether the champagne-chugging man who welcomed the car was behind the wheel or if someone else smashed up his luxury purchase. (Rowan Atkinson, aka "Mr. Bean," once had a close call in a McLaren.)

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