A silver-finished example of the McLaren MP4-12C has been crashed recently in California into a guardrail.
It may have left the production line more than a year ago in order to make room for its successor, the 650S, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t one hot ride anymore. We are talking about the McLaren MP4-12C which seems to have taken the place of the Ferrari 458 Italia as the most crashed supercar these days. According to the guys from Wrecked Exotics, the particular silver-finished example of the model has been crashed into a guardrail during a car meet up. Our source isn’t saying on how the crash occurred but we can bet our money on high speed and the loss of control.
The vehicle in question has been significantly damaged and if has problems in its structure, it may end up in the crusher. We have no clue on whether the driver was injured or not but his self-esteem has been definitely hurt. McLaren has been producing the MP4-12C between 2011 and 2014 in Woking, Surrey, England, and the supercar was offered in two body styles, a coupe, the MP4-12C, and a roadster, the 12C Spider. Both of them had the same rear mid-engine and rear-wheel drive layout, packing the well-known 3.8 liter twin turbo V8 engine under their hoods. This was capable of putting down, in this configuration, 592 HP (441 kW) and 601 Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque. The unit was connected to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission.