Donkey Chews Up A Carrot-Colored McLaren

This guy probably wasn’t expecting this outcome when he parked his McLaren out in the German countryside. Vitus, the hungry donkey, decided to take a bite of the $300,000 McLaren, according to AutoBlog.

Markus Zahn left his car parked next to Vitus’ stall and when he returned, Vitus had decided to make himself at home. It should be noted that Zahn’s McLaren 650S Spider is Elite Volcano Orange, not McLaren Orange or Tarocco Orange. Although who knows if donkey’s can see color anyways.

The donkey caused about $35,000 worth of damage. And although the McLaren dealer most of the cost of the repair, the situation wound up in court when an insurance company refused to pay the remaining $7,000 bill, claiming Zahn should have chosen a better parking spot. The court sided with Zahn, ruling the donkey’s owner liable.

Make sure you tune into this week’s PowerNation as all four shops have real world practical tech you can use, plus Katie will feature one red hot gorgeous custom ’54 Vette that was a 2017 Ridler Great 8 award winner. Owner-builder Larry Griffey of Larry Griffey’s Hot Rods & Restorations will share his vision of the “motor-rama” Corvette he thought GM should have built.

In a 6 year labor of love, he did lots of body modifications to get the stance he wanted and dropped in an LS-1 with an Edelbrock supercharger making around 580 horsepower. That striking color is a three-stage Matrix paint called “Soul Red”. Pro Auto Interiors handled the interior and it is, of course, Great 8 quality. He named it “Transitions” because of all the changes it’s been thought. By the way, this is Larry’s 2nd Ridler Great 8 award winner, amazing work for a small Knoxville, Tennessee shop!