McLaren Meets Guardrail In One Surprisingly Fortunate Crash

You know those accidents that make one wonder whether the driver was unlucky for crashing or fortunate for having walked away. This isn’t want of them, as we are clearly dealing with a case belonging to the latter category.
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Photo: seeannwiin on Reddit
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We are talking about a McLaren 12 that was recently introduced to a guardrail during a mountain drive. The story made it to Reddit and it’s obvious that the accident could’ve ended much, much worse.

For one thing, the guardrail could’ve penetrated the car, as it happened during racing driver Robert Kubica’s famous 2011 crash, when the metallic element pierced through his Skoda Fabia racecar during a rally.

On the other hand, the British supercar could’ve gone under the guardrail and continue its travel down the mountain, with the destructive potential of this scenario being just as great.

In fact, both the McLaren’s carbon tub, its passenger cell, and the guardrail worked together to dissipate the force of the impact. Pay attention to the interior photo and you’ll notice the safety cell is in pretty good shape.

The uploaded of the images, who was attending the supercar driver that included the crashed McLaren, said he was not aware of the driver’s actual state. However, he did mention this was not a fatal accident.

We’ll remind you McLarens are tailored for precision driving, working with an open diff and relying on incredibly potent electronics to keep things under control. In other words, the 12C prefers balance to oversteer. Alas, such characteristics can’t beat the real world conditions on every occasion.
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