BMW X5 Crashes Into An Entire McLaren Dealership


A $300,000 McLaren 720S was particularly mangled.

Cue the cringes. Usually, crashing into a BMW would involve a deeply uncomfortable conversation with one's insurance provider, so what do you do when you're the BMW driver and you damage not one - but two - McLaren supercars? That's what happened to a BMW X5 driver in Scottsdale, Arizona. Allegedly, it wasn't the BMW driver's fault, who after being sideswiped by another vehicle, ended up crashing into the McLaren dealership.

A silver McLaren 720S - valued at around $300,000 - was pushed into a wall and part of the showroom's glass, only its passenger compartment remaining intact. The sight of the McLaren's mangled exhaust system and hood isn't a pretty sight at all - it's likely a write-off.

Sean Corbett via Facebook
Sean Corbett via Facebook
Sean Corbett via Facebook

The driver of the black BMW X5, Paul Dubois, shared a post on Facebook after the ordeal:

"Great. Someone just sideswiped me, causing me to run into a 350 thousand dollar car which went through the building's glass and hit other cars just like it at a dealership in Scottsdale." He later went on to express relief that it wasn't his fault, as he'd have to file for "bankruptcy".

Fortunately, nobody was injured in the incident that could have ended up being a lot more serious. In another photo, an orange-hued 720S is seen with a scratched front bumper - repairable, of course, but nothing comes cheaply on a car such as this.

Sean Corbett via Facebook
Sean Corbett via Facebook
Sean Corbett via Facebook
Sean Corbett via Facebook

If there is any silver lining at all, it's that McLaren appears to have built a safe supercar. As mangled as the 720S is, it appears that the doors can still be easily opened and that the passenger compartment is firmly intact, even after over 4,000 pounds of SUV came barreling into it. With the NHTSA and IIHS almost never crash-testing supercars, we rarely get a glimpse of how they'd perform in an accident.

It's just a pity that in this case, one of the world's most breathtaking performers (0-60 takes just 2.8 seconds in the 720S) had to pay the price for a negligent driver.

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