A trailer carrying a McLaren MP4-12C supercar has been hit by a train last week, in Orange Park, Florida, and the exotic ride has been destroyed in the incident.
This particular accident involving the British supercar is out of the ordinary because it wasn’t driven fast around corners or wet roads but it was quietly waiting to reach its destination, to a local dealership for maintenance, on a trailer, which was carrying it. Its driver stalled the car on the train tracks but happily he managed to jump out and save himself just right before the impact.
According to the local media, the driver has been charged with Insufficient Undercarriage Clearance by the Florida Highway Patrol after he tried to cross the train tracks in an area which prohibits the crossing of trucks. The McLaren MP4-12C has suffered damages on both sides and it seems it has been completely destroyed. It remains to be seen whether insurance will cover this incident.
McLaren has been producing the MP4-12C between 2011 and 2014 in Woking, Surrey, England, in two body styles, coupe and roadster, both of them getting the mid-engine and rear-wheel drive layout and a 3.8 liter V8 twin turbo unit under their hoods, connected to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. The total output produced stood at 592 HP (441 kW) and 601 Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque), enough for a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint made in 3 seconds and a top speed of 343 km/h (213 mph).