Illegally imported McLaren MP4-12C confiscated by Philippines customs image

A McLaren MP4-12C supercar, which was apparently imported illegally to the Philippines, was recently confiscated by the customs.

Philippines is one strange country where men tend to go on holiday without their wives but if you live there and you have enough money to buy a supercar, you can’t. McLaren isn’t offering the MP4-12C in the Asian country so if you want one, you can import it at your own risk. The British supercar posted above has been confiscated by the Philippines customs after it was illegally imported. Its owner, who has missed his chance of taking it for a spin, has paid no less than 854,000 euros for it, which is more than twice its original price.

The guy who’s posing next to the supercar is named Ruffy Biazon, and he is a commissioner for the Philippines’ Bureau of Customs. The image in question was posted on his Facebook account. As a quick reminder, the 2012 McLaren MP4-12C is powered by a 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8 engine which is producing a total output of 592 horsepower at 7.000 rpm and it has a peak torque of 443 lb-ft available between 3.000 and 7.000 rpm. The engine is allowing the British supercar to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.3 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 205 mph.