The unapologetically pink supercar collided with a VW Golf in a 20mph (32kmh) zone, however pictures posted on Twitter suggest at least one of the cars may have been travelling faster than that.
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A bright pink McLaren 570S has been extensively damaged in central London after reportedly colliding with a VW Golf.

Simon Tuhill, the London Fire Brigade Borough Commander for Camden, reported the accident on Twitter.

“We go to many incidents involving crashed vehicles but not that many where one of those vehicles is a McLaren,” the post read.

“Crews from Euston attended this RTC on Montagu Mansions Marylebone last week to make the scene safe after a driver lost control.”

Mr Tuhill said the accident occurred on August 6, 2020.

The accident happened in a 20mph (32kmh) zone, however the visible damage suggests at least one of the cars was going faster than that.

CarAdvice was unable to confirm if the supercar was written off in the accident, however the McLaren’s carbon fibre monocoque is known for its rigidity, and the same tub can be used in successive crash tests.

In June, 2020 CarAdvice reported that a different 570S had collided with a brick wall in Surry (pictured below).

Earlier this year a McLaren Senna LM belonging to former Formula One driver Adrian Sutil was also badly damaged in a Monaco accident.

In 1999 now-Tesla owner Elon Musk reportedly destroyed an uninsured McLaren F1 and, 12 years later, Mr Bean actor Rowan Atkinson crashed his own.

In Australia the McLaren 570S is priced from $395,000 plus on-road costs.

It is powered by a 419kW/600Nm twin-turbo 3.8-litre V8 engine that propels it from zero to 100kmh in 3.2 seconds.