A McLaren 570-S Spider S-A has been left wrecked in a car crash in Hove. On Friday night, around 10:45 pm, the parked McLaren supercar was struck by a Peugeot 307. The accident took place in the Lyndhurst Road area of Hove and involved the Peugeot, McLaren and another vehicle. The Peugeot was pictured by bystanders, crashed into the bottom floor of a block of flats. Following the incident, an 18-year-old man has been reported for careless driving and driving without insurance. The crash has been made all the worse by the fact the Peugeot was spotted with learners’ L-plates on the front and back. Furthermore, while the driver of the Peugeot remained uninjured, a passenger suffered minor bruising to his leg during the incident. Police and ambulances were called to the scene after the Peugeot careered into the parked McLaren, while also hitting a parked BMW and crashing to a halt in to a house’s front garden.
The McLaren 570-S is worth approximately £100,000. In an interview following the incident, the owner of the McLaren took the news stoically. “I arrived at the scene about 20 minutes after it happened. The damage is somewhere in the region of the whole value of the car, so pretty bad. Hopefully the damage is covered, we will see. It was taken into stock that day, which is pretty mad – hopefully it’s covered by the insurance. We shall see if they don’t pay out.” The owner of the McLaren, Fraser Stafford, owns Stafford Cars on Preston Road in Hove.
The McLaren 570-S was first unveiled at the New York International Auto Show in 2015. Its 3.8 litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine delivers 562 hp. Accelerating 0-62 mph in 3.2 seconds, the supercar can also achieve a top speed of 204 mph. Manufactured by McLaren Automotive, the 570S is one of the world’s current best supercars.