With tropical storm Eta touching down in South Florida this past weekend, many drivers found themselves having to navigate their vehicles through floodwaters. It was especially bad in Miami, where a yellow Lamborghini Huracan Spyder was filmed making its way down the street almost entirely submerged.
Thanks to its mid-engine layout, the Lambo was able to plow ahead, seemingly uninterrupted. Whether that’s OK or not is a whole different story.
Videos of this “accomplishment” made their way onto Twitter and subsequently various media outlets, with people generally impressed with the Lambo’s ability to carry on where others had gotten stuck. We, however, can’t help but see things differently.
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It really shouldn’t matter where the engine was and how expensive of a car you’re in. Trying to drive through a flooded street is a really bad idea, unless you’re in something massive like a heavy duty pickup or a vehicle with really high ground clearance.
— Joe (@WFOJoe) November 9, 2020
Floodwaters should equal turning around immediately and finding a safe parking spot, or at least a way through where you don’t submerge half your car – that Huracan Spyder looked more like a submarine at one point.
Unfortunately this wasn’t the first driver to try their luck in these types of situations. It wasn’t even the first Lamborghini; as you can see video after the jump, a white Gallardo in San Diego did pretty much the same thing. You can also see how much damage Eta caused in Miami, as some vehicles, like this Mini, had to be literally rescued.
— Jonathan Petramala (@jpetramala) November 9, 2020
Tropical storm Eta made landfall in South Florida on Sunday night, flooding multiple areas including Miami and Fort Lauderdale.
— Parker Branton (@ParkerBranton) November 9, 2020