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Nevada Troopers Find Wrecked $300,000 Sports Car in Desert

May 15, 2018  | 

This wrecked McLaren 720 was found in the desert last week by Nevada troopers. Despite the apparent violence of the crash, the occupants walked away. (Photo: Nevada Highway Patrol)
This wrecked McLaren 720 was found in the desert last week by Nevada troopers. Despite the apparent violence of the crash, the occupants walked away. (Photo: Nevada Highway Patrol)

Police say seatbelts saved the lives of two people who crashed their $300,000 supercar in the Nevada desert, but the vehicle’s engineers deserve a fair share of the credit.

The Nevada Highway Patrol found the totaled McLaren 720 about 70 yards off a road near Lake Mead last week, with damage suggesting that it had rolled at least once as it just missed falling down a ravine, Fox News reports.

The 710 horsepower coupe is one of the quickest cars in the world, and has a top speed of 212 mph. It features a carbon fiber passenger cell, similar to a racecar’s, that’s designed to be both lightweight and extremely strong. Troopers believe that design saved the people who walked away from the wrecked McLaren they found.

The car was apparently taking part in a cross-country exotic car rally.


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CaptMidnight @ 5/16/2018 12:57 PM

The car was completing a cross-county drug delivery.
The drug dealer Mercedes completed the run.
Driver, passenger and load survived intact.

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