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Dew, I'd say.

it was a setting to stop glare on the windscreen, so you could see the driver apparently... :)



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http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/news/2011/08/04/rowan-atkinson-cheats-death-in-mclaren-f1-supercar-crash-115875-23321015/#ixzz1U7VHU15h

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Mr Bean actor Rowan Atkinson cheated death tonight after crashing his high-powered McLaren F1 supercar.

Atkinson, 56, was driving the £650,000 car, which has a top speed of 230mph, when it is believed he lost control and spun it several times before smashing into a tree and then a lampost.

The car came to rest at the side of the carriageway before catching fire.

The actor managed to get himself out of the driver's seat and it's understood that another motorist looked after the shaken star until emergency services arrived at the crash site on the A605, near Haddon, Cambridgeshire, shortly after 7.30pm.

Firefighters put the blaze out and Mr Atkinson was taken to Peterborough District Hospital suffering from a shoulder injury.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service confirmed: "We attended the scene of a single vehicle RTA earlier this evening and took a man with minor injuries to hospital."

One onlooker said: “Rowan is lucky to be alive.”

Around the time of the accident, TV station Dave was showing a repeat of the comedy star’s appearance on Top Gear earlier this year, where Atkinson became the fastest star in a reasonably priced car.

The Blackadder writer owns a collection of vintage and classic cars and has written articles for specialist car magazines.

It is the second time he has crashed the supercar he bought to celebrate the success of his movie in the role of Mr Bean.

The front of the car was wrecked in the previous collision with the rear of a Rover Metro in Lancashire, in October 1999.



Offline Richie

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oops... I think I just posted a topic related to this...

Ash, you can delete that topic if you want... because the report I posted said that it was a GTR, which it wasn't from the actual photo you've posted....  Thanx mate!






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Brian Mcfadden in a lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 in Sydney



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Brian Mcfadden in a lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 in Sydney


I spotted that car a few months ago on Victoria road, didn't have front plates then either
Enjoying Life!!!!



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Is it just me or can no one else imagine him speaking normally, I have never seen him acting normal, so all I can think of is this retarded guy trying to drive a mclaren
if your car feels safe, your not going fast enough



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Is it just me or can no one else imagine him speaking normally, I have never seen him acting normal, so all I can think of is this retarded guy trying to drive a mclaren
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Is it just me or can no one else imagine him speaking normally, I have never seen him acting normal, so all I can think of is this retarded guy trying to drive a mclaren


Rowan is a truly brilliant person, he has a lot of smarts but can also make you laugh and he is a clown. He actually hates doing Mr Bean or should I say hates the fact that everyone wants him to be Mr Bean when they meet him. A group of guys I know met him in the USA(Vegas) and he was so glad when they wanted to talk to him about other things(like the F1) instead of wanting him to pull stupid faces for a laugh.

I saw him live once and he did the Invisible Drum Kit, it was unbelievable!!!!

Black Adder is a fav as well.    :p

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Sf_pogZ8jE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Sf_pogZ8jE</a>

 



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