McLaren 650S Spider that crashed on a highway in Austria (Image via Wrecked Exotics)Enlarge Photo
This sorry looking McLaren 650S Spider is one of the first examples of the newest McLaren supercar to end up in a crash. The driver of the 650S Spider was traveling on a highway in Austria just south of the capital Vienna and lost control in what appears to be wet conditions.
The car then crashed into a guardrail and ended up losing most of its front end. Fortunately the driver made it out with only minor injuries. It’s not clear if the 650S is repairable but the damage is severe. Any chance of repairing the car will likely depend on whether its carbon fiber tub is in sound condition.
The McLarenn 650S was launched at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show back in March as a replacement for the 12C and has already been in at least two other accidents. The first took place in Singapore back in mid-June, and just a week later another was crashed in the U.K.
Like all current McLaren road cars, the 650S is built around a carbon monocoque chassis and is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-8. The engine is rated at 641 horsepower (650 metric hp, hence the name) and drives the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
Head over to Wrecked Exotics for more photos taken at the crash site.