This is every supercar owner's worst nightmare.
Owning an expensive supercar has its drawbacks. You never want to leave it alone in a parking lot unattended just in case an inattentive driver damages it. Sadly, that's exactly what happened to this unfortunate owner of a McLaren 570GT as the supercar was hit by a passing Audi Q5 at a Sainsbury's supermarket parking lot in Kent, UK. It's every supercar owner's worst nightmare.
This wasn't just a minor fender bender, either. It's unclear how the accident happened, but Kent Live reports there were no injuries so it could have been a lot worse. The McLaren's low front end seemingly acted as a ramp, causing the Audi Q5 to flip onto its side.
"I didn't actually hear the crash - I just noticed a large group of people in the car park," an eyewitness said. "It took a minute for the coin to drop that the Audi was on its side." According to the witness, the driver of the Audi was trapped inside the SUV and had to be cut free from the wreckage. They added that the owner of the McLaren "was in disbelief" after seeing what happened to their pride and joy. Both cars suffered serious damage in the smash-up. After being run over by the Audi Q5, the McLaren 570GT's roof caved in, the windshield was smashed, and the hood was badly dented.
It isn't clear if the car suffered any mechanical damage, but the mangled McLaren was reportedly a total loss. It wouldn't have been cheap to repair, however, as the McLaren 570GT has a starting price of $205,000.
The McLaren 570GT is a more comfortable and more practical version of the 570S, with a larger cargo area and softer springs. Power is provided by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 producing 562 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque, enabling the 570GT to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 3.3 seconds and top out at 204 mph.