According to new information reaching us, a newly delivered McLaren Speedtail was severely damaged after it crashed on the Fuji Speedway recently in Japan.
From the picture posted by Ken Saito on Instagram, the supercar showed a trail of wreckage along the circuit during a track day. Although details about the incident are not fully revealed, from the look of things, it seems the driver lost control of his Speedtail hypercar on the damp surface, where it skidded off and crashed into one of the barriers.
We were able to get a closer look at this crash from the second picture shared on social media. The back of the McLaren looked unaffected from the crash.
The rear end of the Speedtail looked untouched but the front was severely damaged from the crash
However, leaked fluids were spotted on the circuit and the front end of the car has been seriously impaired. Some parts were also found scattered on the track after the incident.
Several parts of the McLaren Speedtail were scattered on the track
Here is the Instagram post showing the crashed McLaren Speedway at the Fuji Speedway:
Let's make a point on the Speedtail who crashed on the Fuji International Speedway today in Oyama. 🇯🇵 Fortunately the driver and occupants are fine, nobody was injured which is the most important thing. 🙏 The driver continued the event with his Mclaren Senna for the rest of the day. We don't exactly know the conditions of the crash but the track was a little bit wet and the tires were cold. 💦 The Speedtail is fixable if the owner wants to. 🔧 On these photos you can see the Speedtail before and after the crash. 📸 by @ketakoji, @shiga777, @jun.asso - - - #speedtail #mclarenspeedtail #carstagram #carinstagram #cargram #carsofinstagram #collection #amazingcars247 #carswithoutlimit #cars247 #speed #supercarslifestyle #lifestyle #cargarage #hypercar #luxurylifestyle #luxurycar #like4like #photography #photooftheday #inliveupload #bugatti #koenigsegg #pagani #ferrari #lamborghini #mclaren
Luckily, the driver of the hypercar didn’t suffer any injury from the crash as he drove the McLaren Senna for the rest of the event.
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What surprised us is that there are just three McLaren Speedtail units in Japan and this crashed one is the only one painted in such colour (white). Hopefully, the owner has a good insurance plan to cover the repair cost. If he doesn’t, he should brace himself for a very expensive repair.
McLaren has planned to build 106 units of this Speedtail and the retail price is set at £2.1 million (₦1.06 billion). The McLaren Speedtail can achieve a maximum speed of 403 km/h and a 3-seater layout just like the Formula 1 car.