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    Guy Who Called Koenigsegg Agera R A 'Hunk Of Shit' Destroys McLaren

    http://jalopnik.com/guy-who-called-koenigsegg-agera-r-a-hunk-of-shit-dest-513316118

    We recently heard the story of Luxury4Play forum member BC, who declared the Koenigsegg Agera R a 'hunk of shit' after he claimed it didn't meet his exacting standards. Well, apparently the McLaren 12C doesn't meet his driving standards: He just destroyed one in the goldRush Rally.

    Think of goldRush like an American version of the Gumball, where people pay $14,000 for a team of two to party like madmen at night and then drive to their next destination to then party some more.

    BC, real name Benjamin Chen, was driving the McLaren 12C Spider in the goldRush Rally through Texas on the way to Chicago. In Mt. Vernon, Texas, Chen said that a truck got in front of him in the passing lane. He then veered into the median, then to the right lane.

    At this point, the car was out of control, and went under a fence and crashed into the sort of storage unit you see on Storage Wars. Luckily, Chen and his passenger, Olivia Guley, were ok after the accident. He was ticketed after the incident for reckless driving.

    In looking at Chen's list of cars on Luxury4Play, it doesn't appear that the 12C Spider is one that he owned, at least it isn't on the list. The car is wrapped in "Black and White Rental Cars" logos, and the site does brag about just getting the McLaren in for rental. I shot Black and White an email to see if it was indeed their car.

    I've also sent Chen a note to see what happened from his perspective and to make sure he's ok.

    So for now, all we have is one very sad looking McLaren and some banged up storage lockers.

     


    Re: Guy Who Called Koenigsegg Agera R A 'Hunk Of Shit' Destroys McLaren

    Well, he is a fellow 918 'owner'.

    If he destroys his 918 too, that would mean my car will be just a tiny bit more valuable...............


    Re: Guy Who Called Koenigsegg Agera R A 'Hunk Of Shit' Destroys McLaren

    The MP4  seems like a very strong car. Mr. Chen has done a real life destructive testing  and McLaren should thank him     for proving the accident worthiness of their product.


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    Re: Guy Who Called Koenigsegg Agera R A 'Hunk Of Shit' Destroys McLaren

    Whoopsy:

    Well, he is a fellow 918 'owner'.

    If he destroys his 918 too, that would mean my car will be just a tiny bit more valuable...............

    Count on it Smiley Smiley hes a real "pro" with sports cars...Smiley


    Re: Guy Who Called Koenigsegg Agera R A 'Hunk Of Shit' Destroys McLaren

    Wish they didn't give that guy so much undeserved attention. Hard to take anyone with such writing serious. angry


    Re: Guy Who Called Koenigsegg Agera R A 'Hunk Of Shit' Destroys McLaren

    I don't know this guy but maybe this wasn't his fault? Rented car? Even dealer loaners, I never drive at the limit or at very high speeds. You never know what the previous driver(s) did with these cars (tires, undercarriage, etc.).

    On the other hand, I'm not a fan of Gumball and similar sorts of races...


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    Re: Guy Who Called Koenigsegg Agera R A 'Hunk Of Shit' Destroys McLaren

    No reason you'd go airborne and several hundred feet off the road if you were going anywhere near the speed limit. Braking works amazingly well, especially on a McLaren. You can cut massive speed/distance with only even a split second of hard braking.

    My guess is he was going waaaaay too fast, like 150. I can't see any reason why you'd be forced to swerve into the median rather than just brake.


    Re: Guy Who Called Koenigsegg Agera R A 'Hunk Of Shit' Destroys McLaren

    wedouglas:

    No reason you'd go airborne and several hundred feet off the road if you were going anywhere near the speed limit. Braking works amazingly well, especially on a McLaren. You can cut massive speed/distance with only even a split second of hard braking.

    My guess is he was going waaaaay too fast, like 150. I can't see any reason why you'd be forced to swerve into the median rather than just brake.

    Blown tire in a curve? Naahh...you're right...high speed plus not so skilled driver (or technical issue...you never know) = the result we've seen in the photo. Gladly, nobody was seriously injured and gladly, the impact object wasn't a tree or a huge pole/mast.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche Panamera Turbo S, Cayenne GTS (958), 991 Turbo S (Oct. 5th), BMW X3 35d (2013)


    Re: Guy Who Called Koenigsegg Agera R A 'Hunk Of Shit' Destroys McLaren

    Nah, it was a straight road IIRC and he said he was cut off by a semi which caused him to enter the median. If you get cut off and that happens, you were going way too fast. Again, no reason you couldn't very easily just brake. If a semi was going, say 50 mph, and you were going 80 mph, that would mean you'd only be closing in distance at 30 mph. You could easily brake.

    My guess is he was going insanely fast, the truck driver saw him far back and couldn't judge he was going so fast, thus assumed he was going a normal speed. Next thing you know the 12C is up your ass going 150 as you're half way into your lane change.


    Re: Guy Who Called Koenigsegg Agera R A 'Hunk Of Shit' Destroys McLaren

    the whole "cut-off" excuse is for amateur drivers.  I've only been cut-off for the first 2 years of my driving, going on 16th year now -the last 14 years I do not remember anyone cutting me off... at any speeds :)


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    Re: Guy Who Called Koenigsegg Agera R A 'Hunk Of Shit' Destroys McLaren

    BlackSparrow:

    the whole "cut-off" excuse is for amateur drivers.  I've only been cut-off for the first 2 years of my driving, going on 16th year now -the last 14 years I do not remember anyone cutting me off... at any speeds :)

    You live in Montreal and haven't been cut-off in 16 years? You must be one of the cuttERs. Smiley


    Re: Guy Who Called Koenigsegg Agera R A 'Hunk Of Shit' Destroys McLaren

    Stability control must have been "Off",evasive maneuver to avoid a slow lumbering truck,even done at high speed,would still be taken care of by the car itself.

    The hard partying idiot most likely turned it off,since he was "a real professional race car driver" (at least in his mind).  


    Re: Guy Who Called Koenigsegg Agera R A 'Hunk Of Shit' Destroys McLaren

    Ego and lack of patience exceeded his skill level.


     
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