Smuggled McLaren 620R tried to smuggle under the guise of PorscheAugust 5, 2020
Customs officers in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, arrested a McLaren, which they tried to import into the state under the guise of a completely different car.
The supercar arrived at the port in a container on July 16 and was declared as a Porsche Cayman sports coupe, which is several times cheaper than a British supercar. With this method, the attackers wanted to evade taxes.
The consignee, Llorin Trading, has declared duties and taxes in the amount of approximately 1.5 million Philippine pesos ($ 30.6 thousand), which is approximately 15 million ($ 305.7 thousand) less than the actual tax amount that must be paid for McLaren. Thus, the authorized tax inspector of the port of Manila, Angelo Vargas, issued a warrant for the arrest and detention of the cargo.
The McLaren 620R, priced at 33 million Philippine pesos ($ 666,200), is a McLaren 570S GT4 racing car adapted for road use. The supercar has a 3.8-liter V8 engine with two turbochargers (620 hp and 620 Nm) and a 7-band preselective “robot”.
In addition, more recently it was noted that the supercar manufacturer McLaren will receive 150 million pounds from the bank. The British company is going through difficult times for itself, finding itself more than ever close to bankruptcy. The loan will be issued by the National Bank of Bahrain.
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