3 Dec 2016

$20m McLaren F1 car crashes near Queenstown

3:22 pm on 3 December 2016

A McLaren F1 car - reported to be worth $20 million - has crashed near Queenstown.

McLaren supercars on the Interislander ferry Kaitaki.

Some of the McLaren supercars touring New Zealand on the Interislander ferry Kaitaki earlier this week. Photo: RNZ / Kate Gudsell

The car is one of about 30 supercars, with a total value of about $45 million, being driven on a tour of the country.

Drivers from around the world are taking part in the trip organised by the British-based McLaren company.

Police were called to an incident just after midday today on the Queenstown-Glenorchy Road in Closeburn, about 10 minutes drive from Queenstown.

A police spokesperson said one person was injured.