US hurricane destroys Florida man’s McLaren P1

US hurricane destroys Florida man's McLaren P1

A McLaren P1 fell victim to Hurricane Ian in the United States, just over a week after its new owner bought the million-dollar supercar.


A Florida man’s McLaren P1 supercar was swept away by floodwaters just a week after it was delivered.

In a series of posts on Instagrama user named ‘Ernie’ (@lambo9286) documented his first week in ownership of a McLaren P1 and claimed the million-dollar machine only had 300 miles (482 km) on the odometer.

Latest photos uploaded to Instagram showed the McLaren P1 in waist-deep floods caused by Hurricane Ian, accompanied by a message from the owner claiming the supercar “Walked through the garage” and on the street.



Produced between 2013 and 2015, the McLaren P1 started at over US$1,150,000 (AU$1,750,000) new.

Used car website AutoGurus recently listed two used examples for sale in the United States, ranging in price from $1,795,000 ($2,765,000) to $2,295,000 ($3,535,000).



According to US publication NBC NewsAs of this writing, at least 12 people have died in Florida as a result of Hurricane Ian, which made landfall Wednesday afternoon.

McLaren and Rolls-Royce weren’t the only high-end vehicles swept away by Hurricane Ian.

Tyler Hoover – from Automotive youtube channel Hoovie’s garageretweeted a picture a red Dodge Charger Daytona and an orange Plymouth Road Runner Superbird damaged in the storm.



Of the two legendary US muscle cars, the Plymouth appears to have taken the brunt of the hurricane, landing on its roof with a damaged rear quarter panel.

Launched in 1969 and 1970 respectively, the Dodge and Plymouth were special limited edition cars designed to take on US NASCAR stock car racing competition.

Last year, a 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Hemi Superbird sold for US$1,650,000 (AU$2,500,000) at a Barrett-Jackson sale in Las Vegas.



The Dodge Charger Daytona appeared in David Spade’s 2001 film Joe Dirtwhile the Plymouth Road Runner Superbird was immortalized in Disney Pixars cars – representing seven-time NASCAR champion Richard Petty.

Jordan Mulach

Jordan Mulach was born in Canberra/Ngunnawal and currently resides in Brisbane/Turrbal. Jordan joined the Drive team in 2022 and has previously worked for Auto Action, MotorsportM8, The Supercars Collective and TouringCarTimes, WhichCar, Wheels, Motor and Street Machine. A self-proclaimed iRacing addict, Jordan finds himself either behind the wheel of his Octavia RS or berating his ZH Fairlane over the weekend.

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