August 6, 2011

Mr. Bean Crashes His McLaren F1 Supercar

Mr. Bean Crashes His McLaren F1 Sports Car

Rowan Atkinson (a.k.a. Mr. Bean) crashed his $1 million McLaren F1 on Thursday, unjuring his shoulder when his car hit a tree and a lamp post on the A605 in Haddon, Cambridgeshire, England. The car then caught on fire.

Rowan Atkinson was able to walk away from the crash all on his own, and was then kept company by a passing motorist until fire and rescue crews arrived. Crews from the Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service brought the fire under control, and Mr. Bean took a trip to the hospital. Thankfully, he was released the next day.

The McLaren F1 is one of the world's fastest cars, with a top speed of 231 mph with its rev limiter on, and 240 mph with its rev limiter removed. Atkinson's McLaren F1 was on of only about 65 in existence worldwide.

But Mr. Bean Really Is A Good Driver!

Actually, he is. For real. He's a well-known car enthusiast and owns vintage and classic cars, including Aston Martins and Rolls Royces. He also recently recorded the fastest lap time on Top Gear's Star in a Reasonably Priced Car. You can see him do it in the video below...

Car Enthusiast and Star of Blackadder, Rowan Atkinson, Breaks Top Gear Fastest Lap Record

In this YouTube clip from the BBC, the Blackadder actor clocks the fastest time time ever on Top Gear. His record-setting lap time was 1 minute and 42.2 seconds. Brilliant!

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