McLaren Artura Destroyed In Head-On Crash With BMW

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That didn't take long.

Customer deliveries for the Mclaren Artura have barely begun after it debuted earlier this year, but the first reported crash involving the hybrid supercar has already happened. Photos shared online show the aftermath of a nasty crash between a McLaren Artura and a BMW 3 Series.

We reached out to McLaren to find out what happened and were told that it was a low-speed incident involving a company car that happened in Spain. The police are aware of the accident and an investigation is pending.

Finished in blue, the mangled McLaren Artura is registered in the UK and appears to be the same car that was shown off at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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The circumstances of the crash are not known, but it looks like the Artura somehow ended up on the wrong side of the road and smashed head-on into the BMW 3 Series, leaving both cars badly damaged.

Luckily, no one was injured in the crash according to reports. That's obviously the most important thing, but both cars are badly wounded. Damage to the Artura's front end is extensive. The hood is crumpled, the front bumper is dismembered, and the headlights are broken, but the supercar could still be salvageable. Damaged parts won't be cheap to repair, however, since the McLaren Artura retails for $225,000.

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McLaren was aiming to start deliveries in June this year, but US deliveries have were pushed back until late August or early September, and they're still not here.

McLaren's first series-production hybrid supercar is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 producing 577 horsepower and 431 lb-ft of torque. An electric motor adds an extra 94 hp and 166 lb-ft, bringing the total output to 671 hp and 593 lb-ft. Paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic, this setup enables the Artura to accelerate from 0-60 mph in three seconds flat, which is only 0.2 seconds slower than the P1 before maxing out at 205 mph.

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