German Driver Plunges Audi R8 V10 Plus Into A River

A German motorist had a runny mishap on Sunday when he lost control of his fairly new Audi R8 V10 Plus and landed into a river between Abcoude and Loenersloot in the Netherlands.

The yellow supercar quickly submerged under the murky waters of the Angstel River, but not before the unnamed driver managed to climb out of the window and swim to shore without sustaining any injuries. According to the police, the man was wet and cold, but otherwise, perfectly fine.

Later in the day, a crane came and lifted the sunken R8 V10 Plus which has a starting price of €190,000 in Germany not including any options, out of the river…to let it dry out.

While from the pictures and video it doesn’t appear that the supercar suffered any cosmetic damages on the outside, it’s very likely that it will end up being a write-off for the insurance, because, you know, water and interior bits, electronics and other stuff behind the sheet-metal don’t play well together…

Video, Photos Marc Brugman‎ via Gumbal

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  • Kannag Don Amenra

    Even though it is insured, the feeling of wrecking your car is too painful. I suffer mental agony even if it’s a scratch. It never really wears off until it’s fixed.


    well you can’t blame pelicans on this one

  • Finkployd

    Just put it in a bag of rice for a few days

  • smartacus

    hoo cares?? it’s an AUDI
    they just played an ANTI-Female commercial urging fathers ashamed of their daughters to be like boys

  • SteersUright

    Ill take it if nobody wants it…

  • Vassilis

    Such a shame. Great spec as well.

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    He was bored and buried financially in it…time for a new “flavor of the week”…sink it and start over!

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