#26- McLaren 650S Crashes Hard On A Rainy Highway.
The rain is a cruel mistress to any driver whose had to slog through the wet stuff to get to your destination. Rain poses a risk to all cars no matter how much technology it packs or how much horsepower is under the hood. This McLaren 650S driver in Poland found that out the hard way when he gave it a stab from his accelerator after a slower car gets out of his way. The McLaren 650S loses any sort of front traction it had and the supercar slams into the steel barrier to his left.
The McLaren 650S performs at its best in super dry conditions. The standard tires on a McLaren 650S are Pirelli P-Zero Corsas which provide a new level of dry weather performance.
According to Pirelli, “P Zero Corsa System radials meet DOT requirements, however they are not recommended for driving in wet conditions where standing water is present and there is the risk of hydroplaning; drivers should drive cautiously at reduced speeds if they encounter these conditions.”
The P-Zero Corsa is a great track tire when it’s dry. When it’s wet, you’d better slow down to the legal speed limit. As it meets DOT requirements, water will be sipped to the side at a reasonable rate and you can crawl home without incident. But when you give it the beans like this McLaren driver in a full downpour, you’re going to lose traction…and your ride.
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