They were clearly driving much faster than that to cause such serious damage.
The owner of this eye-catching pink McLaren 570S clearly wanted to stand out from the crowd - but they attracted more attention than they bargained for after they crashed the mid-engine supercar on a public street in London. Photos of the accident, which happened at Montagu Mansions in central London, shared by London Fire Brigade borough commander Simon Tuhill, show the McLaren 570S slammed into a Volkswagen Golf after the driver lost control.
"We go to many incidents involving crashed vehicles but not that many where one of those vehicles is a McLaren 520 (sic) #supercar. Crews from #Euston attended this RTC on Montagu Mansions #Marylebone last week to make the scene safe after a driver lost control."
Note to Tulhill: McLaren has never built a 520 model. The speed limit on this street is 19 mph, but the car's extensive damage suggests the driver's right foot was planted to the floor. If you want to test the performance prowess of your supercar, the confines of a narrow London street isn't the best place.
It isn't known how fast they were driving to cause such serious damage to the 563-hp supercar, but the McLaren 570S can achieve a top speed of 203 mph. 0-62 mph takes around three seconds, but the driver clearly didn't have the skill required to handle this performance.
From the photos of the wreckage, we can see the front bumper is ripped off, the front fenders and hood are severely dented, and the headlights are damaged and will need replacing. You can also see the wheel covers from the Volkswagen Golf the McLaren 570S smashed into lying next to the supercar.
Repairing this mangled McLaren 570S isn't going to be cheap since the car is worth $192,500. Luckily, nobody was injured in the expensive crash. McLaren is currently working on a replacement for the 570S, which will utilize a plug-in hybrid powertrain combining a twin-turbo V6 with an electric motor.