Driver Sends His $256K McLaren 600LT Straight Into South Carolina Floodwaters

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Driver Sends His $256K McLaren 600LT Straight Into South Carolina Floodwaters

Post by IceCube » Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:32 am

It floats surprisingly well, but that's a pretty small consolation.

If you've ever played The Oregon Trail, there's a good chance that you understand the risks associated with fording a river. At least the players of that game have a somewhat buoyant wagon to make the trek. You know what's not great with deep water? The McLaren 600LT. One driver in Charleston, South Carolina found that out the hard way this week when they tried to plow through a flooded intersection in their British supercar and ended up floating way off course.

Downtown Charleston frequently floods during storms, so the biblical scene that unfolded on Thursday isn’t all that uncommon. What is uncommon is that someone felt that the $250,000+ McLaren 600LT could ford the water covering a busy road just as well as the large pickup truck that went in front of it.

Unsurprisingly, the decision didn’t turn out in the driver’s favor as he spears off to the right through deeper water, eventually nosing up to an embankment and getting stuck. It's not clear if they were trying to make a right turn and the front wheels floated off the ground, or if the sheet of water kicked up by the car's nose obscured the driver's vision. It's stranded either way. The hazard lights coming on at the end is a great touch.

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Huh, not every day you see a quarter million dollar whoopsey.

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