A 27-year-old driver from Texas recently bought a McLaren P1 -- a hypercar with an estimated price tag of $1.2 million.
In addition to the fact that such a relatively young driver could afford such an expensive vehicle is not as impressive as realizing that there are only 375 McLaren P1 models in the whole world.
That was, of course, until the 27-year-old driver first got the keys to his new car and crashed it less than 24 hours later.
Daily News reports that the young driver crashed the $1.2 million McLaren P1 last Tuesday, November 25.
According to the report, the driver crashed the hypercar shortly before 8 a.m. near Dallas.
Pictures of the McLaren P1 after the crash were taken and posted online by Instagram user DavesPlace on Wednesday and Thursday of last week.
Right before the crash, the McLaren P1 apparently had a substantial loss of traction due to a wet spot that was found in the road. However, reckless driving and excessive speeding more than likely played a part in the 27-year-old driver losing control over the vehicle as well.
Daily News reports that the 27-year-old driver, along with a 24-year-old passenger, were both injured in the crash and were sent to a local hospital for further examination and treatment.
Even though the Texas driver was definitely not the first person to drive or even buy a McLaren P1, he did make history by being the driver responsible for the first McLaren P1 crash in the United States of America.
It is true that driving a hypercar with over 900 horsepower would be difficult for even the most skilled and experienced professional drivers in the world. However, the fact that the 27-year-old driver crashed his McLaren P1 within less than 24 hours after becoming its owner would leave even the most talkative person absolutely speechless.
The McLaren P1 was designed as the revolutionary successor of the hyper-hybrid F1 model. It is praised by fans and critics alike as being one of the most exciting cars around the world. In addition to the 903-horsepower being pumped from the twin-turbocharged V-8 engine under the hood, there is a host of other features and benefits from this particular hypercar that make it worth every penny.
According to Car and Driver, the McLaren P1 has a 177-horsepower electric motor to complement the 727-horsepower V-8 along with hydro-pneumatic suspension and a rear wing which extends nearly 12 inches. Since it is made mostly out of aluminum and carbon fiber, the bulk of the value for this hypercar clearly comes from what is found under the hood.
As the 27-year-old driver probably found out the hard way, another perk of the McLaren P1 is the fact that it can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in only three seconds and can go much faster than 200 miles per hour at its maximum speed.