Someone Bought a $300,000 McLaren 720S and Wrecked It the Next Day

Image: Fairfax County Police Department (Sergeant Christopher Sharp)

On Saturday, someone crashed a roughly $300,000 McLaren 720S in Northern Virginia, not far from well-known car show Katie’s Cars and Coffee. The driver had apparently only owned the car for a single day.

“Purchased Friday. Totaled Saturday,” the Fairfax County Police tweeted this past weekend, along with a photo of the supercar up against a tree, with its driver’s side thoroughly mangled.


According to the tweet, the new owner of this McLaren 720S crashed in Great Falls, Virginia—not too far from the legendary Katie’s Cars and Coffee, a car show whose participants have been known to occasionally get into some car trouble. The incident left the driver with “non-life threatening injuries.”

The exact cause of the crash is unknown, with the police department simply saying it happened “because of speed,” implying that the driver might have lost control while driving faster than the limit. “A reminder to slow down, or it could cost you,” the tweet concludes.

Photo: Fairfax County Police Department (Sergeant Christopher Sharp)

Here’s a short video posted to YouTube by novacars and shared onto car forum 6speedonline, apparently showing that helicopter leaving the Cars and Coffee:

I’ve reached out to police and people in the local car community to learn more about the incident; I will update this post if I hear anything.


h/t: Geoff, BJ, Ben

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