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Easy come, easy go: McLaren 720S totaled day after purchase

by Drew Johnson
McLaren 720S crash picture - image 1

I hope they had their insurance sorted.

Today's supercars are engineering marvels. They can accelerate from 0-60 in less than 3 seconds and hit top speeds in excess of 200mph. But even with all of that state-of-the-art technology, supercars are only as good as the person behind the wheel, as one unfortunate owner learned this past weekend.

Police in Fairfax County, Virginia were called to the scene of a single vehicle accident at 7:45am this past Saturday where they found a brand new McLaren 720S smashed against the tree. Luckily the driver sustained non-life threatening injuries, but the same couldn't be said for the McLaren.

Adding insult to injury, the owner of the 720S had purchased the vehicle just one day earlier. As you may have guessed with a new owner of a 710 horsepower vehicle, police say speed was a factor in the crash.

"Purchased Friday. Totaled Saturday,” the Fairfax County Police Tweeted. "This McLaren 720S, costing around $300,000, was destroyed today in Great Falls because of speed.” The department also posted a low-resolution picture of the crash scene.

Hopefully the driver picks something a little less powerful for their next vehicle purchase.