- Image credit: Simon Tuhill on Twitter.

Pink McLaren 570S gets absolutely annihilated in 20mph zone

''Constable Big Mac, I promise I was under the speed limit''

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As a Londoner myself, I'll concede that the 20mph zones in Central London, which are practically in force throughout the entirety of the city centre for those who are unaware, can be difficult to drive in.

A combination of trying to stick to such a sluggish speed, whilst attempting to manoeuvre through tight metropolitan streets, and also keeping an eye out for adventurous tourists who refuse to look both ways before crossing, really does make for an unpleasant driving experience.

An accident is never too far off in the capital. Image credit: ABC News.

An accident is never too far off in the capital. Image credit: ABC News.

It's for this reason that I feel somewhat sympathetic towards people who do have knocks and niggles whilst driving in one of the most camera-congested cities in the world. But despite this, one thing I can never forgive someone for is binning a three figure supercar - as I'm sure my fellow petrolheads will agree with. That disproval turns into absolute anger when it ends up being a show-off who wanted to rouse a crowd, whilst clearly not possessing the driving abilities to do so. I think you can see where this is going ..

I'm all for hearing loud revs and seeing the occasional wheel-spin when out and about in the glittering streets of the capital - for mere ordinaries like myself, it's supposed to make your day, and it usually does. But it pains me to say that not all drivers are capable of handling their machines, as was the case with the idiotic owner of this McLaren 570S:

Image credit: Simon Tuhill on Twitter.

Image credit: Simon Tuhill on Twitter.

Obviously under the mounting pressure of needing to impress onlookers, the owner has quite clearly strayed north of the 20mph limit, before darting straight into a parked Volkswagen Golf. The incident has come to the attention of the public thanks to a chap called Simon Tuhill, who was one of the London Fire Brigade commander's that was commissioned to investigate the accident.

He posted pictures of the wreckage on Twitter, along with the following caption: "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."

And yes, you read that right, the car that was crashed was apparently called a McLaren ''520''. I do sincerely hope someone corrects him, and that he isn't given much stick for it in the office, it's an honest mistake - bless him!

What do you think about the incident? Leave your thoughts below!

It would've looked similar to this before getting an untimely make over. Image credit: Capital Wrappers USA on Facebook.

It would've looked similar to this before getting an untimely make over. Image credit: Capital Wrappers USA on Facebook.

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Comments (34)

  • Me when I saw this headline

      4 months ago
  • These 'supercars' are either driven by my generation (old, bald and slow) or the offspring of the ludicrously rich... most of whom appear to be the 'gap generation', where their illustrious parent's brain and acumen is passing their children by. You just know them. Revving the stupid things and banging off the rev limiter, doing wheel spins up and down Sloane Street and being a bloody nuisance generally. It makes the likes of readers here weep with frustration at the careless ineptitude that turns what to us is a shrine to motoring, but to them is no more than a toy, into shrapnel, because... stupid.

      4 months ago
  • Whaaaaaat de blaaaasted hell ga on here ? ! How dis stupidness happen in dis year 2020? Laaaarrd Gaaad give I paschance if someone waaaan licks in dem opse upside dem head. Some body need dem big backside kick. Someone waaan a cussing. Some one waaaan a cuff in dem stupid head. Laaarrrrd Gaaad I vex. I vex vex vex . Who, de bloody hell dun paint a McLaren feck off PINK?

      4 months ago
    • Are u the tall chap on that Dragons Den show? I’m a big fan!

        4 months ago
    • No yer blaaaasted stupid foooool. No matter ask me idiot question, yer parent ah drunk when dem name yer so? Wha kinna jackarse name er Pheeeeel? Listen maaarn , I in me 80s an yer shud respek yer elders.

        4 months ago
  • A stupid moron not following the speed limit

      4 months ago
  • Already the color tells me he/she buyed it solely for show-off purposes.

      4 months ago
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