Even the leading authority on luxury lifestyles couldn’t help but express its heartache over the Bureau of Customs’ destruction of one of the most highly-desired exotic cars in the world.
In a recent post, Robb Report described the image of a brand new McLaren 620R being crushed by a backhoe as the “most heartbreaking of all” among the luxury cars destroyed by the BOC in a public condemnation of smuggled vehicles on July 18.
“Making the destruction even more painful, McLaren will only build 350 examples of the $275,250 speed machine,” sighed Robb Report.
The 620R, the road-legal version of McLaren’s GT4 racecar, was valued by the BOC at P33 million and was assessed P16.771 million in duties and taxes. The smuggled supercar was seized in August 2020 after its importer, Llorin Trading, tried to pass it off as a Porsche Cayman (P1.5 million in duties and taxes).