Smashed supercar up for auction
A written-off 2016 McLaren 650 Spider goes under the hammer today.
But mystery surrounds how the pricey wheels were badly damaged, with Manheim Auctions New Zealand refusing to provide details.
Fresh off the lot, an exact replica costs $449,500 with a top speed of 333km/h, reaching the legal limit in only three seconds.
But in its current state this supercar would be extremely unlikely to reach any of these standards when it goes up for auction in Wiri at 10am.
In a photo shared on Manheim NZ’s Facebook page punters have been guessing how much they think the car is worth.
One proclaimed it would only be worth one tray of New Zealand butter, another added it was worth a button and some pocket lint, with one saying it would likely be worth more than his house.
Another wrecked McLaren was sold on a Manheim online auction for an undisclosed sum this year.
The sale took place after top global software executive Heng Lee Chee crashed the half-a-million-dollar car in April on the Northwestern Motorway near Pt Chevalier.
Chee pleaded guilty to careless driving in May at the Auckland District Court. He was fined $500 and ordered to take a defensive driving course, the Herald reported.
The written-off 2016 McLaren 650 Spider will go under the hammer at Manheim Auctions in Auckland this morning.