McLaren Speedtail lights up a smoke at U.K. gas station

The McLaren Speedtail is a pure fusion of art and science fiction, with a 1,000-plus-horsepower hybrid powertrain and three-seat configuration that evokes the original F1.
Putting the driver at centre stage creates a cockpit like that of the Rocket 69 in Fallout 4
, allowing McLaren engineers to act out all their symmetrical flights of whimsy.
It also seems apt to set itself alight, with an alert YouTuber catching it all on video.
Well, video on what surely must be a potato-phone, anyway. Copious amounts of smoke are seen billowing from the Speedtail's aft section before someone shows up with a fire extinguisher to get things under control.

The company is reported to have stated that the prototype is believed to have suffered some sort of electrical fault while at rest. No one was injured, they said, and they are investigating.
It's an inauspicious start to the life of a hypercar, one that costs north of two million bucks and is already sold out. It's apparently capable of hitting 300 km/h in less than thirteen seconds on its way to a top speed of 400 km/h.
As the Speedtail is a gasoline-electric hybrid, one could easily make unkind jokes about the traditional reliability of British electronics. We'll restrain ourselves, however.
Ooops!! McLaren Speedtail caught fire, not a good start!! Was a test car out on A3, dealt with by my colleagues at Surrey Fire and Rescue. @harrismonkey
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@TGE_LDNM
@MrJWW
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— Valet7 (@PaulValet7) June 13, 2019

Production of the Speedtail is limited to 106 examples, each of which are said to be customized to the hilt with materials inspired by the worlds of high fashion, luxury yachts and bespoke furniture. Its central driving position is said to give an outrageous view of the road with a screen-dotted interior seemingly arriving intact from the year 2049.
Street versions of the car are expected to hit the road in 2020.
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