Donkey Tries To Eat £220,000 McLaren Supercar After Mistaking It For A Carrot

Markus Zahn found it out the hard way when one of the animals chomped down on his beloved motor, which costs £220,000.

He had left his McLaren 650S Spider by Vitus the donkey’s paddock in Germany, in September 2016.

The animal may have mistaken the orange car for a giant carrot when he bit the back of it, damaging the paint and a carbon-fibre piece.

Donkey tries to eat £220,000 McLaren supercar after mistaking it for a carrot

Donkey ‘Vitus’ on his meadow in Schlitz, central Germany (Picture: AP)

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‘The donkey probably thought the car was a carrot on wheels. I’m not mad at him,’ Mr Zahn told Bild.

He added: ‘I looked into the rear-view mirror and suddenly saw a pair of fluffy ears.

‘And then I heard a strange sound. The sound came from a donkey, who was gnawing at my fender.’

Donkey tries to eat £220,000 McLaren supercar after mistaking it for a carrot
Markus Zahn sitting in his £220,000 sports car (Picture: AP)
Donkey tries to eat £220,000 McLaren supercar after mistaking it for a carrot
McLaren 650S Spider (Picture: Getty Images)

Mr Zahn took the donkey’s owner to court after he was billed £5,113 (5,800 euros) for the damage by his insurance company, which had covered the rest of the £26,000 costs.

He won his claim on Thursday but Vitus’ owner has refused to pay the money and told the McLaren driver he should have picked a better parking place.

The donkey had no comment.

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