Repairs for Rowan Atkinson's McLaren F1 Eclipses $1 Million

McLaren F1

There are a handful of cars that cost over $1 million. However, for repairs for a car to hit seven figures, well, that’s unheard of…

Not anymore, apparently.

Rowan Atkinson’s McLaren F1 , which was destroyed during an accident that occurred back in August 2011, is now up and running again. Now, repairing a totally mangled supercar of the stature of the McLaren F1 takes a pretty long time, as McLaren engineers will attest after spending more than a year restoring the car to run again. With that much time spent on just putting the car back together, costs for the repair eventually ran up to the tune of £910,000 ($1.44 million).

That figure is even more remarkable considering that it’s three times as expensive as any other repair claim that has been documented in the UK. Just a hunch: Mr. Atkinson’s insurance company will no doubt raise his insurance rates after this deal – whether they paid for it or not.

Granted, it’s a McLaren F1. But still, $1 million for repairing a car is just absurd.

Note: Photo above is not Rowan Atkinson’s restored McLaren F1

Source: Metro UK

12 comments:

I understand that it is expensive to fix cars but 1 million is too much. Perhaps they just fix it in a price since they know that Mr. Atkinson is a celebrity. It is possible to sell the car and buy something new with the 1 million than repair it.

So Rowan Atkinson has a magical duck at home that actually lays golden eggs?That’s the point he wants to make?

Holy God! Does the engine is made out of gold, and only gold?Does it have sapphires on it’s wheels?Disguisting

Somebody.give.me.a.gun.now.or just shoot me. stab, kill me anyway!!!how can this be true?

It’s a shame that some people have to take such problems behind them... to wait so much time and to lose all those money..it’s a pity..

How snobish can you get, to act like this?With all these money, you can really buy yourself five cars, give one to a relative, and help some children with medical problems

I don’t buy it.I think this news was made on purpose..even though I cannot figure who has to win from this kind of information they sell on mass media

Something is not right here.The guys who fixed this little baby didn’t know from the very begining at what sum they will come up to?

Okay, this doesn’t really make sense.I mean, are you guys serious?How severly injured was that car?!

I find this absurd, yeah.And snobish , I mean, you stay one year driving anything else, and after one year you pay so much money to get it back?

1.44?1.44?Are they serious??
I have no freaking idea how this McLaren costs, as a brand new car, but all those money for the recover of it, and the amount of time waiting...

1.44?1.44?Are they serious??
I have no freaking idea how this McLaren costs, as a brand new car, but all those money for the recover of it, and the amount of time waiting...

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