The story of how Elon Musk crashed his $1 million McLaren F1 is not all that common. Interestingly, he was able to purchase this car back in 1999 when he was just 28 years of age. He currently holds the positions of CEO at both Tesla and SpaceX, and he made headlines by acquiring X (Twitter). He stands as the world’s wealthiest individual, boasting an estimated net worth surpassing $240 billion. While many may associate him primarily with electric cars, it might astonish you to discover the extensive variety of automobiles in his possession. Here are the details of his McLaren supercar.
How Elon Musk Crashed His McLaren F1
At the age of 28, Musk got his hands on the McLaren F1. This post from wealth shares the joy of him taking the delivery of the supercar. He is seen getting the car down from the delivery truck. In fact, he also mentions that this is the fastest car on the planet. It could clock over 240 mph (386 km/h). That might be true for the time. However, he crashed after some time. Many reports confirm that he was trying to show off his car to PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel. That is just the most ridiculous reason you would hear.
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What is impressive about this story is that he sold his company Zip2 for a whopping $300 million. It was his startup prior to the startup culture became so popular. Thereafter, he ventured into some of the biggest companies on the planet today including Tesla, SpaceX and X (formerly known as Twitter). Hence, this indicates that he is not an overnight success. He has been in the business for decades. He has that knack for developing products to solve the problems of the general public by leveraging technology. That is what we seen in all his companies.
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Car Collection of Elon Musk
Many people would think that Elon Musk loves and drives only electric cars. However, he is a proper car enthusiast. He has been owning performance cars for decades now. The list of his vehicles is extensive. Some prominent cars on that list are 1978 BMW 320i, 1997 McLaren F1, 2012 Porsche 911 Turbo, 2010 Audi Q7, 2006 BMW M5 Hamann, 1920 Ford Model T, 1967 E-Type Jaguar Roadster, Tesla Roadster, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X, Tesla Cybertruck and more. This informs that he has all sorts of automobiles from vintage and performance to modern and electric.
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