An insurance company was facing a hefty bill after a £250,000 McLaren supercar was badly damaged in a crash with a Saab.
The McLaren 650S Spider, which is capable of more than 200mph, was involved in a collision on Eaton Square, one of London’s poshest roads.
It is thought the brand-new supercar, which was registered in Monaco, was turning right at traffic lights when it was hit by the Saab.
The McLaren then spun around as a result of the impact with parts from each car scattered on the road.
Both cars started leaking oil with police officers covering the area in sand. No one was injured in the crash, which happened at around 8pm on Saturday night.
Launched last year, the McLaren 650S Spider is powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged engine developing around 640bhp.
This gives the convertible, which is built in Woking, a 0-62mph time of less than three seconds and a top speed of 204mph.
An entry-level 650S Spider costs #215,000, with the extras on this model likely to push the price towards £250,000.