Actor Rowan Atkinson, best known as Mr. Bean, finally got his McLaren F1 from the repair shop.
Back in 2011, Rowan Atkinson lost control of his ultra-rare McLaren F1 and crashed into a street sign. Fortunately the actor suffered only a minor shoulder injury and no other vehicles were involved in the accident. The bad news is that the car, which crashed into the street sign, also caught fire and it took hours for the rescue crews to put it out. This was the second time Atkinson crashed his McLaren, the first time being in 1999, when the actor rear ended another vehicle in Lancashire.
The repairs after the 2011 accident took two years and the bill reached the staggering price of 910,000 British pounds ($1,432,340), still cheaper than finding a replacement for the McLaren F1. The BMW, fitted with a V12 engine and offering 618 horsepower costs about 640,000 pounds ($1,007,360), but prices for used McLaren F1 have dramatically increased over the past years. If it was to replace his car with another one it would have cost the insurance company 5,000,000 pounds ($7,870,000), so the repair costs seem a bargain.
by Ana Cezara Savin
) - Saturday, February 9th, 2013 - filed under BMW
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