Nevada Cops Find $300,000 McLaren 720S Crashed In The Desert With No Owner In Sight

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This world abounds with mysteries. The Yeti, for instance. The fate of D.B. Cooper. Stevie Wonder. Add to the list his McLaren 720S, its roof halfway caved in and much of the car yard sale’d across the desert floor. It’s something of an advertisement for the car’s safety structure but also a bit of a mystery, as the occupants of the vehicle were nowhere to be found.


Nevada Highway Patrol posted up these two pictures of the wreckage at Lake Mead, again focusing on the safety of the vehicle, and slightly skirting around the “rich people careened off the road in the middle of nowhere at ludicrous speed” side of things:

It didn’t take long to figure that this was part of the Corsa Rally West, one of those supercar road rallies that are not races and are not about speeding, as the event joked on Instagram when it wound through Las Vegas:

Lol indeed.

According to Daily Driven Exotics, the guys who lunched a widebody Ferrari at Pebble Beach the other year, the two occupants made it out to the hospital with “non life threatening injuries” according to the account’s YouTube description, or “scrapes and bruises” according to Fox News.


I went looking to see if I could find out exactly who owned this McLaren 720S, but all I could find was that there were at least three of these cars at the rally, one red:


one purple:


and this brown one coming in from Florida:


But really I don’t care exactly who it was as it’s not my place to make it hot for some supercar owner who wrecked a quarter of a million bucks into the dirt and got away with it.

Raphael Orlove is features editor for Jalopnik.


*puts on conspiracy theory hat*

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This must be why there are so many of them crashing. The 720s is the new Mustang. (I couldn’t figure out how to fit the 2)