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This Mangled Wreck Used To Be A McLaren 720S

The car’s carbon fiber monocoque no doubt saved the occupant’s lives.

Believe it or not, what you’re looking at here are the mangled remains of what used to be a McLaren 720S. What’s even more unbelievable is that the occupants survived the crash and walked away with only minor injuries. The nasty-looking accident happened near Las Vegas at the Nevada desert during the Corsa Rally. As a video uploaded by DailyDrivenExotics shows, the British supercar has been reduced to scrap metal and is completely unrecognizable. As is usually the case with supercar crashes like these, excessive speed was likely to blame.

Skid marks on the road indicate the driver approached a corner too fast, veered across the opposite lane and went off-road. Judging from the severe damage, the car must have rolled over several times before landing on its wheels. Since the 720S is built around a carbon monocoque, the structure appears to have survived the impact and no doubt saved the the occupant's lives.

The impact was so severe that the passenger side A-pillar has partially collapsed. Surprisingly, however, the driver’s side airbag didn’t deploy. According to the video, when police arrived on the scene, occupants had left the car abandoned and fled. While the accident was clearly very serious leaving the supercar damaged beyond repair, it could have been much, much worse. Firstly, both occupants were left with just scrapes and bruises and are being treated at a local accident. Secondly, just look how close the McLaren came to falling down a steep ravine. Had that happened, the occupants probably would have had less chance of surviving. Scary stuff.

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