So imagine how thrilling getting five of them together in a "pack" must have been like.
Earlier this week, officers from the Wiltshire Police pulled over a pack of five McLarens on the A303 in Wiltshire, South West England. Apparently, they'd been having a "driving experience" that included traveling on a public road at speeds in excess of 100 mph (161 kph) and driving in close proximity to one another and other drivers on the road.
"This isn’t a race track so take your ‘driving experience’ and sign the traffic offense report (push hard it’s 3 copies)," the police department wrote on the official X (former Twitter), in the caption of the photo of the cars. Yes, Wiltshire Police still hand out written forms because they bought many of them in bulk and are trying to get their money's worth – another joke from the same channel.
Jokes aside, all offending McLarens were close to the Castle Combe track, which would have been a better-suited venue for their experience. They were also wearing plates that hinted they were official McLaren cars – MCL, MCT, or variations on them – probably rented out for the event.
In a statement to the media, the local McLaren Owners Club denied having organized the event. McLaren also said it was aware of the incident but denied it was a "promotional or testing activity," but rather a group of enthusiasts getting carried away.
Whoever is handling the police X channel is hoping that getting carried away will come with serious consequences for these drivers. "They thought they were Lewis Hamilton but it was lunacy to go that fast in such a powerful car on an ordinary public main road," reads another response in the thread.
#RPU managed to get 5 Mclarens stopped on the A303 after the pack were driving in excess of 100mph and close proximity driving to themselves and the public.— Wilts Specialist Ops (@WiltsSpecOps) September 25, 2023
This isn’t a race track so take your ‘driving experience’ and sign the traffic offence report (push hard it’s 3 copies) pic.twitter.com/lw0D5GYb1u