What a really heavy right foot could cost you

  TopCat® 17:49 08 Feb 2013

if you smash up a McLaren F1 supercar that is. Mr Bean (Rowan Atkinson) will find his premiums soaring after a UK record payout by his insurers. story here

As far as I'm concerned, I think he's very lucky to get offered car insurance again on this vehicle after two crashes in this powerful car. What say you? TC.

  SillBill 18:02 08 Feb 2013

If his insurers are stupid enough to cover him again, even for £60,000 p.a. and even with a compulsory excess of 50% of the car's value, it's no wonder our insurance cover is spiralling ever upwards.

  Quickbeam 18:04 08 Feb 2013

Maybe it's the left foot that's to blame.

  Aitchbee 18:05 08 Feb 2013

I remember an old TV advert, in which Rowan managed to get blood out of a stone.

  Quickbeam 18:10 08 Feb 2013

Was he using his left or right foot to kick the stone?

  Aitchbee 18:12 08 Feb 2013

I think he used 'auto' suggestion ...

  fourm member 18:13 08 Feb 2013


Those numbers you're quoting are just an 'expert' opinion obtained by the Mail.

Actually, there's nothing in the story to say he has found someone to insure it at all.

  SillBill 18:19 08 Feb 2013

Well if he's off the road, we can all feel safer!

  rdave13 18:43 08 Feb 2013

The car was worth £3m, was fully insured, and cost £910,000 to repair. Why the insurance company would take "nearly eight months" to consider the claim is beyond me. I'm sure Mr Atkinson was already paying a hefty premium anyway. He might be better off looking for another insurance company.

  WhiteTruckMan 18:47 08 Feb 2013

Too much car, too little driver.

Sadly an all too common phenomena on the roads.


  SillBill 18:49 08 Feb 2013


He didn't pay anywhere near £3m for it and it was probably insured for about £600,000 so he was jolly lucky that they didn't just write it off and give him a cheque for half the insured value, but then, of course, he could well afford to pay for the repairs himself, couldn't he?

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