McLaren P1 Crashes into Toll Booths on Japanese Highway

McLaren P1 Crashes into Toll Booths in Japan 1 photo
Except for the times when playing Need for Speed, we’ve all experienced that negative feeling when approaching a toll booth and noticing the paint and rubber marks on its sides. Nobody wants to crash into such structures and yet some drivers manage to pull this off.
The latest example of this is rather painful, as it shows a McLaren P1 that has got up close and personal with a toll booth in Japan. The ordeal took place on the highway and while we have to admit there’s a bit of pressure when people are waiting behind you in such a situation, we really can’t understand how this happened.

Like most supercars and hypercars, the P1 doesn’t exactly excel when it comes to visibility, but it is obvious that this driver played his cards wrongly.

It's such a pity that supercars are hopelessly impractical

This crash only comes to bring yet another confirmation for the greatest drawback of machines that get labeled under “supercar”. If the price or the fuel efficiency of such machines are not an issue for those who can afford them, the stressful in-traffic driving experience is.

McLaren has made massive efforts to ensure its supercars offer a decent driving experience in full traffic, but there’s only so much you can do when you want to play with 903 hp (that’s 916 PS for all you reading this over in Europe).

Oh well, at least the P1 isn’t all that damaged and nobody got hurt in the incident. Nobody but the driver’s ego that is.
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