McLaren supercar comes off the worst in crash with SAAB Convertible

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A McLaren supercar worth £250,000 was left almost entirely destroyed after it crumpled following a crash in one of London’s most exclusive districts, scattering its expensive parts across the road.
The McLaren 650S Spider, which can reach speeds of more than 124mph in less than nine seconds, was badly damaged after a head on crash with a more modestly priced Saab Convertible in Eaton Square in central London.
It is understood that the supercar, which was brand new and registered in Monaco, was turning right at traffic lights when the two vehicles collided on Saturday evening.
The supercar then spun around as a result of the impact, the wreckage showing a bonnet almost completely folded and the front of the car left crumpled and smashed.
Parts of the McLaren’s expensive bodywork were left scattered across the road after the crash, which took place at around 8pm on Saturday evening.
Although the front of the SAAB was badly damaged it appeared to suffer considerably less damage than the McLaren.

                                                                               

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theSandySaab
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1 year 7 months ago

Sad, really. New MacLarens are produced every day, Saab convertibles…. not so much…

Geoff Nolan
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1 year 7 months ago

Excellent comment!!

MikeSf
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1 year 7 months ago

My thoughts exactly. It will likely be written off (probable frame damage). 🙁

kjelle
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1 year 7 months ago

My thoughts too. Besides, that Mclaren are contaminating its surroundings with its asbestos-like carbon fibre.

Paul Willis
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1 year 7 months ago

Yikes. Looks like hopefully no one was seriously injured, as that is most important. Reminds me of the time when I was about 20 and was driving my father’s big crew-cab pickup and hit a Pontiac TransAm (I too busy looking at a speed boat parked alongside the road). The truck had hardly a scratch, the TransAm not so much.

Chris Ivory
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1 year 7 months ago

witek
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1 year 7 months ago

The airbag didn’t deploy from SAAB steering wheel!! Interesting!? Even front bumper is in some kind of one piece.

SAAB>mclaren
1 : 0

w.

Polle
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1 year 7 months ago

The impact wasn’t high enough to trigger the airbag. The belt tensioner was sufficient. The passenger seat was probably empty, that is why that airbag did deploy. Saab has a failsafe modus on the passenger side. They don’t want to take the risk that someone is sitting on the passenger seat, undetected, without a seatbelt on.This means that airbag will deplay when the passenger seatbelt is not used. Should there have been a passenger with the seatbelt on, only the belt tensioner would have been activated like on the driver’s side.

Marque
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1 year 7 months ago

Thanks for the excellent insight information. I was left wondering for a few mins on this case and you did provide me with the explanation. Once again, Saab’s safety features proved to be superiorly deliberate.

kochje
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1 year 7 months ago

+1

Geoff Nolan
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1 year 7 months ago

I think the owner of the McLaren (aka additional crumple zone for nearby Saabs) should be thankful he didn’t hit an NG 9-5..!

Romac
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1 year 7 months ago

Brings back bad memories 🙁
Both will be write-offs. The McLaren *might* be deemed repairable due to very high new cost and unique method of construction. Both have done the job they were designed to do – protect the occupants. As [Paul Willis] said, hopefully no-one was hurt. But is sure looks like *someone* was carrying a bit of speed into that accident.

Polle
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1 year 7 months ago

The speed was relatively high but the impact was not high enough to trigger the airbag on the steeringwheel. Only the seatbelt tensioner was activated. Passenger seat was empty in my opinion. The McLaren is very light on the nose and spun after the crash, taking away the deceleration on impact for the Saab and probably explains the “little” damage to the saab.

mnztr
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1 year 7 months ago

the McLaren will be fixed. The SAAB not.

SteveW
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1 year 7 months ago

McLaren = Supercar
Saab = Superior car

Marque
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1 year 7 months ago

Lol, right on!

Even more so that the Saab was looking quite attractive too – even next to a bilionaire supercar. Very soothing acknowledgement.

Ricky
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1 year 7 months ago

I’d like to know of the SAAb in the future. I wish it may have a reparation

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