Despite it being March, the Northeast has been battling several snowstorms over the past week. One place that received some snow last week was Hazelton, Pennsylvania. One person who should have looked at the weather forecast before driving in the slick and icy conditions was the driver of this beautiful McLaren 650S. For some reason, the driver trotted out their $265,000 supercar during a snowstorm. When the conditions on the roads worsened, the driver decided it was not worth the risk to crash their extremely fast and extremely expensive automobile. Hazelton News shared photos of the sportscar that was crippled by the snowstorm.
Reportedly, the owner of the McLaren refused to move his car “until the roads were cared for.” The McLaren 650S was eventually pulled out of the intersection and parked on the side of the road. Then a flatbed tow truck towed this exquisite automobile back home.
It was probably a wise move to stop driving in the dangerous road conditions, especially since the McLaren is a speed demon with 641 horsepower all going to the rear wheels from its 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. While the McLaren has a blistering top speed of 207 mph, that does not exactly equate to handling icy roads well, especially if this vehicle had high-performance tires that were designed for the track. However, stopping right smack in the middle of an icy intersection where other cars can slide right into your precious car was probably not the best spot to abandon your $265K supercar. That’s not even getting into how the salted roads would hurt this car. If you can afford a McLaren 650S, then you can afford a truck to drive in the snow, especially if you live in the middle of Pennsylvania where snowy weather will happen.