McLaren 620R Caught Disguised As Porsche Cayman To Evade Tax

McLaren 620R Caught Disguised As Porsche Cayman To Evade Tax

Australians know all too well the big tax blows you need to take when buying a supercar. Don’t even get us started on Luxury Car Tax.

So the idea from one cheeky fella of smuggling a McLaren into the Philippines as a Porsche Cayman to avoid some pretty hefty import duties is an understandably cunning move – until you get caught.

The Bureau of Customs gave one McLaren 620R a sideways glance in particular, probably because it was listed on the manifest as a Porsche Cayman. Essentially a 570S GT4 race car for the road, the McLaren was valued at roughly AU$940,501, according to WhichCar, which carried with it roughly AU$478,014 of import duties. Had it indeed slipped past the authorities under its cover as a Cayman, though, and the owner would have enjoyed a much softer tax blow.



McLaren 620R Caught Disguised As Porsche Cayman To Evade Tax

The district collector for the Port of Manilla didn’t take kindly to the audacious side-step and immediately issued a warrant of seizure and detention for the McLaren 620R with the consignee and broker now facing charges of breaching the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act for almost half a million bucks.

At least this man will actually get to take delivery of his supercar eventually – unlike a few poor souls who once lost their brand new Porsche GT2 RS’ over the side of a cargo ship when it caught fire in the Atlantic.