The car is a write-off but thankfully the driver suffered just minor injuries.
The McLaren 720S is a rare supercar which just became a little bit rarer last Saturday. The jet black 720S was purchased in Fairfax County and the following day its owner wrecked it down a stretch of two-lane road in Great Falls Virginia.
The car was totally destroyed judging by the single grainy image shared on Facebook by the Fairfax County Police Department. The good news is that, while the driver was taken to hospital, he did not suffer any life-threatening injuries.
Such accidents do feed the argument that some modern supercars are just too powerful to be driven on public roads. The debate is complex but these accidents all tend to feature excessive speed in inappropriate conditions as the major contributing factor.
In truth, any car in the wrong hands is a dangerous weapon so perhaps giving supercar owners advanced driving lessons could alleviate such accidents in the future. Common sense is also a great way to avoid such incidents. The McLaren 720S is one of the new generation of supercars that is now approaching levels of performance that was the preserve of hypercars only a few years ago.
Their relative affordability, and it really is relative when we are referring to a $300,000 vehicle, makes it more likely that they will be driven on public roads. This particular owner got away without paying the ultimate price. We can only hope that other supercar owners take heed and only indulge themselves to the extent of their abilities and the prevailing road conditions.