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Unlicensed driver crashes $300,000 McLaren in Toronto (VIDEO)

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Ainsley Smith Apr 24, 2018 12:39 pm 25,933

Another day, another preventable car crash in the city.

Only this time, the crash involves a car that comes with a pretty hefty price tag… $300,000 to be exact.

Over the weekend in Toronto, an unlicensed driver got behind the wheel of a friend’s new McLaren 720S, only for the acceleration to go horribly wrong.

In a video shared on Twitter by luxury car blog Zero2Turbo, a silver McLaren 720S can be seen revving its engine on a Toronto street.

However, shortly after the car accelerates, the driver loses control over the car and plows directly into a parked Audi R8.

Ouch.

“Don’t turn traction control off in a 710 horsepower rear-wheel drive supercar if you don’t have the experience to handle it,” reads the tweet from Zero2Turbo.

And with a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine sending all that horsepower to the rear wheels, driving this car can definitely be a handful. Especially if you’re an inexperienced driver.

Photos were released of the damage done to both cars, and it’s as cringe-worthy as you would expect.

On Sunday afternoon, Detective Constable of the Toronto Police, Scott Matthews, confirmed the crash on Twitter.

But this wasn’t the only situation involving stunt driving to take place in the city over the weekend.

According to Matthews, in just 24 hours the Toronto Police impounded four cars in regards to stunt driving, including a luxury car being caught speeding at over 100 km/hr in a 50 km/hr zone.

If the driver of the McLaren can take anything away from this situation, it’s to never let your friends get behind the wheel.

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail me at [email protected]

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