Apparently a victim of Hurricane Ian, this rare McLaren P1 succumbed to storm surge.
By Andrew Beckford
Imagine being fortunate enough to have a Mclaren P1 hypercar and 2022 Rolls-Royce Phantom sitting in your garage free to drive when ever you want. Now imagine that just a short while after purchasing those cars, you watched both cars float away unceremoniously as your garage floods with water. Yes, let’s get the world’s-smallest-violin jokes out of the way, because one owner witnessed and chronicled in real time that every gut-cramping scenario as, apparently, Hurricane Ian bore down on Florida this week.
Images of a flooded bright yellow McLaren P1 and white Rolls-Royce Phantom this appeared on Instagram during Hurricane Ian, but we’re awaiting confirmation from the poster that this in fact happened this week, as there have been many social media postings of damage and loss that turned out to be from past storms. From the poster’s Instagram account, we can surmise they live in or frequent Naples, Florida, which was hit hard by Hurricane Ian this week.
Their property—where the Rolls and McLaren are seen parked in numerous images—appears to be beachfront, with a door opposite the primary garage entrance opening up to a view of water (pre-flooding). Images of the new-to-this-Instagrammer’s P1 began appearing on their page September 16 of this year, about two weeks before Ian strengthened into a near-category-5 hurricane. So, while it certainly looks like this is the workd of Ian, whether or not it is, having two vehicles with a combined value well over $4 million float away from you, sucks.