McLaren owner wrecks souped-up £550,000 supercar by crashing into cheap hatchback – just two months after buying it | The Sun

A MAN from Brazil wrecked his £550,000 McLaren just two months after buying it by smashing into a cheap hatchback.

The unnamed 46-year-old crashed into a Dacia Sandero in the Brazilian city of Maceio on Friday evening (August 11).

The driver then careered over a road island and hit a bollard, according to local reports, with the car left in tatters.

As well as sustaining serious damage, one wheel flew off the supercar during the crash, while numerous pieces were left strewn across the road.

The driver himself was hospitalised after the accident with whiplash and a cut head.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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The McLaren Artura, which can reach 0-60mph in just three seconds, was delivered with around £157,200 (BRL 1 million) in accessories.

That's according to the vendor who sold the supercar, meaning the client paid around £550,200 (BRL 3.5 million) in total.

Dealership owner, Galbinha Accioly, who imported the vehicle from the UK, said: “The car had 0 km on the clock when I delivered it.

“That was two months ago.”

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In order to repair the specific Artura model, the driver will now have to travel around 1,500 miles to São Paulo as there isn’t an accredited workshop in Maceio.

The Artura always starts in e-mode, whereby it glides completely electrically for up to 18 miles, and has a razor-sharp throttle response.

The driver in question most likely struggled to control its ability to reach 0-124mph in just 8.3 seconds, with an eight-speed gearbox helping to achieve that feat.

But the 46-year-old Brazilian isn't the only one to lose control of one of the fastest cars on the planet.

Lewis Hamilton's former Pagani Zonda 760LH was badly damaged in a recent smash in the Penmaenbach tunnel, Conwy, North wales.

The Formula One star sold the motor for £8.5million last year but it will need plenty of repairs made to get it roadworthy once more.

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