A McLaren Senna hypercar is set to be auctioned in the US after the rare model was wrecked by its previous owner in a video that went viral.

    In April, YouTube personality Edmond Barseghian (who goes by Mondi) purchased a McLaren Senna, claiming it was a “one-of-one Kiwi Edition” – though it’s actually a bespoke build known as “Project Kilo II”, and was chassis 10 of 500 examples.

    The part-time amateur racer was behind the wheel of a vehicle recorded performing burnouts and donuts on Ventura Boulevard in Los Angeles last month.

    However, he quickly lost control of the Senna, subsequently crashing into the Lexus of Woodland Hills dealership.

    While the driver was reportedly unharmed, the same couldn’t be said for the Senna, which has now turned up on the Insurance Auto Auctions website with its damage laid bare.

    The McLaren’s front end bodywork was all but destroyed in the crash, and its chassis rails also suffered significant damage.

    There also appears to be significant repairs required at the rear, though it seems the Senna’s 588kW/800Nm twin-turbo V8 engine is undamaged.

    Mr Barseghian reportedly confirmed on his Instagram he was responsible for crashing the Senna, joking “that building must’ve really wanted a collab”, however he has since made his Instagram profile private.

    “I won’t get into what went wrong, maybe another day, for now, it’ll just come off as an excuse but they say everything happens for a reason so I’m glad it went wrong at 40mph as opposed to 150+ at the track,” he said, according to Carscoops.

    It’s not the first time he’s crashed an expensive car, having driven a GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 into a ditch at high speed, causing the electric pickup to bottom out and cause significant damage to its chassis and mechanical components.

    He also previously shared footage of himself driving a Porsche 911 GT3 down a flooded road.

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    Jordan Mulach

    Born and raised in Canberra, Jordan has worked as a full-time automotive journalist since 2021, being one of the most-published automotive news writers in Australia before joining CarExpert in 2024.

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