A select few rich, famous and amazing people have been privileged enough to call themselves McLaren F1 owners, but arguably the most famous among their number was British comedian Rowan “Mr. Bean” Atkinson. That’s because he crashed his, twice. Apparently that didn’t hurt the F1’s resale value much.
Rowan Atkinson is selling his Dark Burgundy McLaren F1 after owning it since new. 41,000 miles and two crashes later, here are his thoughts on why the F1 is the greatest supercar ever made.
For sale: one beautiful, plum-colored McLaren F1. One comedian-owner car. Mostly just driven to the shops. Nearly destroyed only twice, but repaired to perfect condition by the factory. 41,000 miles. Not included: the adoration and love afforded to its original owner, Rowan Atkinson, by the world automotive community.
Remember when British comedy megastar Rowan Atkinson skirted death by crashing his McLaren F1 and lived to tell the tale? Well, he just got it fixed. He's probably very happy to get the supercar back, but I'm sure his insurance company is crying into their beers tonight.
At this point, most of us know not to believe Twitter death rumors, but just in case there are any concerns, the number one worldwide trending topic "R.I.P. Rowan Atkinson" is a hoax. This time we actually know how the rumor started: Twitter user Michael Robert Meras got bored. (I won't link to his Twitter account,…
It's an old playwriting trope that if you show a gun in the first act, it has to go off by the end. Note to Rolls-Royce: If you show off a 9-liter V-16 at an auto show, you have to let "Mr. Bean" turn it over. At least once.
Rowan Atkinson's wrecked McLaren didn't blow up in a fireball, despite what you may have read in the British tabloids if, like us, you were up reading them until the wee hours of the morning. As this photo shows, it was just a simple off.
The actor Rowan Atkinson, known to most as the clumsy Mr. Bean, apparently cheated death this evening when he lost control of his powerful McLaren F1 (pictured) and hit a tree. The actor escaped the wreckage before the car burst into flames. UPDATE!