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McLaren supercar worth over €150k burnt to bits after crash in south-west England

The occupants of the car escaped with only minor injuries.

mclaren tweet The ruins of the McLaren, with the orange bodywork visible. Source: Trowbridge Fire Station/Twitter

A MCLAREN SUPERCAR was reduced to little more than a wreck, after it burst into flames upon striking a building near Trowbridge, Wiltshire, south-west England yesterday.

Both the driver and passenger escaped with minor injuries as the inferno engulfed the scene, BBC News reports.

The fire services was called to the scene on Westbury Road in Heywood, shortly after 6.30am yesterday morning.

Fire crews from Trowbridge found the occupants had escaped the burning McLaren 570S by the time they arrived on the scene. At this stage, the car was stuck beneath a collapsed wall.

supercar Source: Trowbridge Fire Station/Twitter

In the images tweeted by Trowbridge Fire Station, distinctive parts of the car can still be seen, including the orange bodywork and the burnt out wheels.

They tweeted: “2 walking wounded. Car involved in fire. House shored up and made safe using HRU (heavy rescue unit). Busy week for HRU.”

The McLaren 570S can go from 0-200kph in around 9.5 seconds. It can reach a top speed of 328kph.

shutterstock_400923340 The McLaren 570S retails at well over €150,000 Source: Shutterstock/i viewfinder

It is unknown what speed the McLaren was travelling it at the time of yesterday’s crash.

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