£150k McLaren supercar caught doing 100mph on M6 near Wigan

The driver of a £150,000 sports car has been caught doing more than 100mph on the M6 near Wigan, police say.

Monday, 12th October 2020, 2:15 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 8:05 am
A McLaren 570 caught by police doing over 100mph on the M6 (Image: GMP)

Police said the red McLaren 570S was spotted racing down the motorway by officers in an unmarked car.

The man driving the vehicle, who was clocked in doing more than 30mph over the speed limit, was stopped and reported.

In a tweet, an officer from GMP's Traffic Unit said: "McLaren 570 seen driving in excess of 100mph on the M6 close to Wigan. It's a shame he didn't spot the unmarked police car behind him! Vehicle stopped and driver reported."

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The McLaren supercar boasts a top speed of 204mph and can reach 100mph in just 6.3 seconds.

Costing £149,000 new for the basic model, the car was launched in 2015.