Despite this, the car is still governed by the laws of physics. Exceed the amount of grip available between tires and road, and bad things potentially happen; at speed, they happen very, very quickly.
GT Spirit reports that this McLaren from a German dealership was on a test drive when the driver lost control of the car and hit a tree. Both occupants sustained injury, but were able to exit the vehicle before it was consumed by fire. Injuries to driver and passenger were reportedly not life-threatening, although we’ll bet that memories of the crash stick with them for a while.
We don’t know the particular details of this accident (like whether or not the stability control had been deactivated), but it serves as a good reminder for all of us: when you’re driving on public roads, it’s always wise to leave a little bit in reserve. If you want to test the limits of yourself or a vehicle, do it on a race track.