Rowan Atkinson wrecks his McLaren F1 and pays more than the car’s price to get it repaired

A while ago, British comedian and television actor, Rowan Atkinson, was driving around in his expensive toy, the McLaren F1. As fate would have it however, the car spun out of control and ended up crashing into a sign post and a tree. Luckily for the Mr. Bean star however, the carbon fiber monocoque left him unharmed. The car wasn’t so lucky however and suffered several damages that have recently been refurbished. The repairs for the car were billed at an astonishing $1,432,340 which is estimated to be one of the largest car insurance settlement in British history.

A new car would ideally come with the price tag of $1,007,360. The prices of McLaren F1 supercars have however risen over the past few years, causing the terribly long repair bill. Well, the insurance company sure didn’t have a hay-day though replacing the car and giving the actor a new McLaren F1 would’ve cost a lot more, $7,870,000 to be precise! Sporting a BMW V-12 engine, this revolutionary supercar is one of those you wouldn’t want to drive around every-day, not when repairs nearly blow up a substantial part of your bank account!

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