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McLaren F1 destroyed

Stephen Dobie
2 Jun 2009

The world loses a McLaren F1 in a rather sad Stateside fire


How’s this for a gutting sight? One of the world’s greatest and quickest cars – and of course, one of the rarest and priciest – going up in a cloud of smoke after what appears to a case of spontaneous combustion.

It happened in America, after the owner had taken it out of its six-month winter storage. Cue an onlooker to point out the tragic events to them. The fire engulfed the carbonfibre body and BMW V12 frighteningly quickly, leading to a total loss and a three million dollar insurance claim.

A minute’s silence is in order. Fill it reading our fastest ever track test, featuring the McLaren F1.

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