A 71-year old driver of this McLaren MP4-12C has crashed the supercar at 240 km/h.
According to the German automotive media, the incident happened on the Autobahn and the driver has lost control of the wheel when going with 240 km/h (150 mph). The engineering invested into the exotic ride and into the guardrail has paid out as the 71-year old man has escaped with just a cut on one of his arms. The debris have spread over a length of 400 meters and the A95 highway was closed for 2 and a half hours for the road to be cleared. You can see how a McLaren MP4-12C looks like crashed at 240 km/h (155 mph) in the images posted below.
McLaren has been producing the MP4-12C between 2011 and 2014, in Woking. The supercar was offered in two body styles, the MP4-12C (coupe) and the 12C (roadster), both of them getting the rear mid-engine and rear-wheel drive layout. The exotic ride came with a carbon fiber composite chassis and it stood at 4,509 mm in length, 1,908 mm in width and 1,199 mm in height, weighing a total of 1,434 kg. Under its hood, the 3.8 liter twin turbo V8 engine was sending 592 HP (441 kW) and 601 Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque to the rear-wheel drive through a 7-speed automatic transmission. From 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), this needed just 3 seconds and top speed stood at 333 km/h (207 mph).