A rare 1994 McLaren F1 has met its maker.
The mighty McLaren F1, the predecessor to the McLaren P1 hybrid supercar, is one of the most iconic supercars of the ‘90s, and has become increasingly rare since it ended production in 1998. Only 64 standard road-going models were produced, so it’s always a travesty to see one get written-off. Stuff.co.nz reports that an accident occurred in New Zealand when a 65-year-old Australian man lost control of a 1994 McLaren F1 and crashed into a ditch.
The driver was treated for minor injuries to his thumb and has since been charged for careless driving. The sole passenger was uninjured. The McLaren F1, which is capable of 240 mph, was taking part in an event touring New Zealand with 30 other McLaren supercars to honor the manufacturer's late Kiwi founder Bruce McLaren. This is a car that was built in the early 1990s that has some older electronic stability systems in place and there was a minor accident but we're obviously very confident that we have taken the appropriate safety precautions throughout the event," said Marketing Manager Geoff Tink of McLaren Automotive Asia Pacific.
All drivers receive a safety briefing before each day and at the end of each day, on each New Zealand road to make sure that we do not cause any accidents." Famous owners of the McLaren F1 include Rowan Atkinson best known for playing Mr. Bean, who managed to crash the British supercar twice. It also made numerous appearances on Top Gear. Sadly, this isn’t the only multi-million supercar casualty we’ve seen recently. Last week we learned that a test model of the much-anticipated Bugatti Chiron was wrecked before it had even entered production.