See For Yourself: A Lamborghini Can’t Float
Well, turning around a Lamborghini Huracán next to a lake must not have been as easy as we thought. At least, not for the owner of this Lamborghini. In attempting to turn around he backed it almost 50 feet down a cliff before smacking into the lake.
The Lamborghini driver “must have mixed up the brake and accelerator”
This happened in Austria. A 31-year-old driver and his passenger pulled into a parking lot next to Mondsee Lake. When the passenger got out of the Lambo the driver attempted to turn the car around. He “must have mixed up the brake and accelerator pedals. This resulted in it accelerating toward the lake. In reverse.
The acceleration was enough to launch it off the parking lot edge, down a 50-foot embankment, and into Mondsee Lake. Once in the drink, as one would expect, the Lamborghini began to sink. This instantly proves our point that Lamborghinis can’t float.
The Lamborghini driver escaped from the sinking Huracän
Fortunately, the driver was able to release his seatbelt and exit the car. Once he swam to the shore his passenger helped him up to the lot and called the authorities. He also rendered first aid. An ambulance was called, taking him to a hospital in Vöcklabruck which, according to authorities there, addressed “injuries of an indeterminate degree.”
The Lambo ended up resting 16 feet below the surface before being brought back up. It took five divers, a recovery balloon, a crane, and a tow truck to recover it. In all, it was a three-hour operation, which seems like a short amount of time for being in 16 feet of water, but what do we know? Police made a Facebook post joking that the driver was vying to be Daniel Craig’s replacement as James Bond by “imitating the legendary Lotus Esprit from The Spy Who Loved Me.
So you say you want to fix it back up?
To try and fix what will surely be a salvage title means almost every electrical component will need to be replaced. The engine and transaxle will also need to be rebuilt. Interior components and upholstery may or may not get the heave-ho as well. Somehow the windshield got smashed so there’s another expense. And honestly, we’d do something about the icky two-tone paint and graphics.
As far as we can tell body damage was kept to a minimum, so that could save a few dollars. It’s hard to tell if the suspension or undercarriage got damaged dropping 50 feet down the embankment. So while this might sell for cheap, it will be anything but getting it running and back on the road. But selling for over $200,000 new means there should be plenty of wiggle room for anyone who wants to try.