One unlucky Californian decided to expose his McLaren F1 to the elements and stretch the super car’s legs after sitting in storage for six months. As the owner was enjoying a cruise in his 6.0 Liter V12 BMW powered, carbon fiber bodied and F1 inspired speed bubble the driver was alerted by a fellow motorist that there was smoke coming from the McLaren’s engine bay. Within 10 minutes of pulling over to the side of the road, the entire $2 Million machine was engulfed in flames. It was a total loss. The McLaren F1’s creator, Gordon Murray, sent 106 of his babies out into the world; now there is one less.
Looking on the bright side, the F1 was insured for $3 Million. So just like when Eddie Murphy broke the Ming vase in Trading Places, the former McLaren owner has just turned a profit. But being a true car guy, he would probably rather have his baby back. However, I have to wonder if he left a rag in the engine bay when detailing the car half a year ago and just forgot to check before he went out for spin.