McLaren smashed, Sainsburys SevenOaks

McLaren smashed, Sainsburys SevenOaks

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dibbers006

7,362 posts

177 months

Monday 19th October
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Lucky it was a metal box they plowed over rather than a primary school day trip of 30+ under 5s.

Think of the children.

I've never become 100% au fait (sp?) with slow speed manouvers in the Auto. Especially on an incline.

But you know what I do... press the pedals like I'm kneading virgin loin and creep covering both pedals with front, rear, sensors, cameras, satellite feed, radar, spotters... to be certain, that if I move two tonnes of pig iron I'm not going to erase Doris from the face of the Earth.

People that 'park' like this are the same fktards that lap a roundabout in the outside lane because they are lost.

underwhelmist

1,036 posts

93 months

Tuesday 20th October
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Teddy Lop said:
TFSI

Total fking simpleton inside.
Brilliant. Stolen. Thanks.

MikeM6

3,264 posts

61 months

Tuesday 20th October
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RBT0 said:
Kent Border Kenny said:
RBT0 said:
Anyway, seriously, it's really dangerous to drive a car like a McLaren in urban environment where majority of cars have higher stance or are SUV.

Worst of the worst, thinking of safely use it to go shopping. Sorry but that is the mental madness.
Are you drunk?

Of course it’s not dangerous. People walk, cycle, and run in urban environments. Driving a sports car really isn’t near the most dangerous activity that people do, and this one has an intact passenger cell.
Not drunk, but I can re phrase: I wouldn’t recommend to anyone the use of a supercar in an urban environment, unless you want to take the risk to have your car destroyed like the aboove.
I think any car would be written off if a Q5 hit them at enough speed as happened here.

HTP99

17,345 posts

99 months

Tuesday 20th October
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RBT0 said:
Kent Border Kenny said:
RBT0 said:
Anyway, seriously, it's really dangerous to drive a car like a McLaren in urban environment where majority of cars have higher stance or are SUV.

Worst of the worst, thinking of safely use it to go shopping. Sorry but that is the mental madness.
Are you drunk?

Of course it’s not dangerous. People walk, cycle, and run in urban environments. Driving a sports car really isn’t near the most dangerous activity that people do, and this one has an intact passenger cell.
Not drunk, but I can re phrase: I wouldn’t recommend to anyone the use of a supercar in an urban environment, unless you want to take the risk to have your car destroyed like the aboove.
What an odd thing to say, it's hardly a common occurrence this type of incident is it and if it wasn't a a McLaren there then something else would have been likely tottalled too!

davek_964

7,008 posts

134 months

Tuesday 20th October
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Some tt in an Audi selects Drive rather than reverse, trashes a nearly new McLaren and a couple of posters think it's the McLaren owners fault for being stupid enough to drive a car like that in an urban environment, and for parking where the other cars do?

At the risk of being blunt - there are some absolute fkwits on this forum sometimes.

StuntmanMike

9,810 posts

110 months

Tuesday 20th October
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davek_964 said:
Some tt in an Audi selects Drive rather than reverse, trashes a nearly new McLaren and a couple of posters think it's the McLaren owners fault for being stupid enough to drive a car like that in an urban environment, and for parking where the other cars do?

At the risk of being blunt - there are some absolute fkwits on this forum sometimes.
roflrofl

Court_S

3,524 posts

136 months

Tuesday 20th October
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Teddy Lop said:
TFSI

Total fking simpleton inside.
rofl I’ll always think of this when I see a TFSI badge now.

That was a good effort by the Audi driver. Scary that we have to share the roads with these people.

hyphen

Original Poster:

17,431 posts

49 months

Tuesday 20th October
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Kent Border Kenny said:
RBT0 said:
Not drunk, but I can re phrase: I wouldn’t recommend to anyone the use of a supercar in an urban environment, unless you want to take the risk to have your car destroyed like the aboove.
I’ve driven them for years in London, and never had an issue, not a near miss. I don’t really see it as a problem.
Yup. Its a very unlikely event!

RBT0, you are talking crazy.

Smiljan

7,887 posts

156 months

Tuesday 20th October
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Teddy Lop said:
TFSI

Total fking simpleton inside.
That's a beauty rofl

caiss4

1,592 posts

156 months

Tuesday 20th October
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Smiljan said:
Teddy Lop said:
TFSI

Total fking simpleton inside.
That's a beauty rofl
I'm just nipping out to de-badge my Q5 biglaugh

Ferruccio

1,335 posts

78 months

Tuesday 20th October
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RBT0 said:
Anyway, seriously, it's really dangerous to drive a car like a McLaren in urban environment where majority of cars have higher stance or are SUV.

Worst of the worst, thinking of safely use it to go shopping. Sorry but that is the mental madness.
Best stay in and never go out?

Matty3

722 posts

43 months

Tuesday 20th October
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They drive amongst us.

RBT0

1,347 posts

78 months

Tuesday 20th October
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It's just a matter of being in a car that is less visible to SUV and majority of other cars when you're close to it, like in a urban environment.

So it happens that if someone just press hard on the accelerator, they climb over the roof rather than stopping at the bumper, because the 2 cars are so different in size/shape.

Yes I am too negative here but maybe it's because I've started my career as Crash test engineer...

I am simply saying there's higher risk and I wouldn't recommend using these cars for shopping around town.

London is the perfect example of the opposite. But possibly population there is also used to them and there are more on the road.

Edited by RBT0 on Tuesday 20th October 13:50

hyphen

Original Poster:

17,431 posts

49 months

Tuesday 20th October
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Matty3 said:
They drive amongst us.
biggrin

Ferruccio

1,335 posts

78 months

Tuesday 20th October
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RBT0 said:
It's just a matter of being in a car that is less visible to SUV and majority of other cars when you're close to it, like in a urban environment.

So it happens that if someone just press hard on the accelerator, they climb over the roof rather than stopping at the bumper, because the 2 cars are so different in size/shape.

Yes I am too negative here but maybe it's because I've started my career as Crash test engineer...

I am simply saying there's higher risk and I wouldn't recommend using these cars for shopping around town.

London is the perfect example of the opposite. But possibly population there is also used to them and there are more on the road.

Edited by RBT0 on Tuesday 20th October 13:50
Is my yellow Aventador more or less visible than my dark silver Mini?



thatdude

2,380 posts

86 months

Tuesday 20th October
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Leftfootwonder said:
You, Sir, have far too much time on your hands laugh
I just googled "list of genders" and that popped up

20 seconds of my life.

(My main issue was someone was clearly suggesting it must have been a woman driver, it absolutely must have been, but there was no reporting on the details of the driver, but because a really silly incident occured then oh my god it must have been a woman, what WAS she doing out of the kitchen / out of the bedroom / unleashed in a car and who the hell gave her a driving lisence anyway?. Men drive like dheads too and have also been known to get confuzzled with the controls of a car. There are some right old fuddy duddys on here with really old fashioned / antiquated views on the world)

bolidemichael

3,511 posts

160 months

Tuesday 20th October
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thatdude said:
Leftfootwonder said:
You, Sir, have far too much time on your hands laugh
I just googled "list of genders" and that popped up

20 seconds of my life.

(My main issue was someone was clearly suggesting it must have been a woman driver, it absolutely must have been, but there was no reporting on the details of the driver, but because a really silly incident occured then oh my god it must have been a woman, what WAS she doing out of the kitchen / out of the bedroom / unleashed in a car and who the hell gave her a driving lisence anyway?. Men drive like dheads too and have also been known to get confuzzled with the controls of a car. There are some right old fuddy duddys on here with really old fashioned / antiquated views on the world)
You, Sir, have far too much time on your hands laugh

footsoldier

1,818 posts

151 months

Tuesday 20th October
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So no truth in the rumour that same guy owned both, and had gap insurance...?

RBT0

1,347 posts

78 months

Tuesday 20th October
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Ferruccio said:
RBT0 said:
It's just a matter of being in a car that is less visible to SUV and majority of other cars when you're close to it, like in a urban environment.

So it happens that if someone just press hard on the accelerator, they climb over the roof rather than stopping at the bumper, because the 2 cars are so different in size/shape.

Yes I am too negative here but maybe it's because I've started my career as Crash test engineer...

I am simply saying there's higher risk and I wouldn't recommend using these cars for shopping around town.

London is the perfect example of the opposite. But possibly population there is also used to them and there are more on the road.

Edited by RBT0 on Tuesday 20th October 13:50
Is my yellow Aventador more or less visible than my dark silver Mini?
It depends, if I sit in a Range Rover and you're next to me I may not see you.

On the motorway with plenty of distance it's the opposite.

davek_964

7,008 posts

134 months

Tuesday 20th October
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RBT0 said:
It depends, if I sit in a Range Rover and you're next to me I may not see you.

On the motorway with plenty of distance it's the opposite.
Then you're really not paying attention. They may be low compared to normal cars, but they are still high enough that they should be perfectly visible - even next to an SUV. The top of a McLaren roof - which is after all the type of car damaged here - is higher than the bottom of the window in a typical SUV.