Question raised by history of the P85D revelation – was it developed because Elon Musk wrecked his McLaren F1?

As a newly minted zillionaire founder of Paypal etc in 1999, Elon Musk bought a $1 million McLaren F1 supercar and promptly wrecked it.  At the P85D reveal event, Musk bragged it was faster than a McLaren F1.  Coincidence?

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About David Herron

David Herron is a writer and software engineer living in Silicon Valley. He primarily writes about electric vehicles, clean energy systems, climate change, peak oil and related issues. When not writing he indulges in software projects and is sometimes employed as a software engineer. David has written for sites like PlugInCars and TorqueNews, and worked for companies like Sun Microsystems and Yahoo.

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