Moment sports car driver plows through Eta flood waters in Miami

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A Lamborghini Huracán battled through a real tropical storm as one driver tried to navigate flood waters in Florida.

Video shows the flash car plowing through deep waters as Tropical Storm Eta continued to rain down on the southern portion of the state.

The footage was posted online by a viewer to WSVN’s weather coverage on Monday which saw the luxury yellow sports car being taken out for a spin in Miami.

The car was identified by car fans online as a Lamborghini Huracán Spyder – which sell from $223,000.

Footage shows the car driving around a couple of other vehicles that were stopped in the middle of the road as warier drivers contemplated whether to continue their journey.

But the driver of the Lambo didn’t waste any time at all and continued to speed ahead.

The car has such a low profile that the vehicle became fully submerged within seconds after entering the deep water.

While other vehicles appeared to be stuck in the water, the Lamborghini went right around

While other vehicles appeared to be stuck in the water, the Lamborghini went right around

While other vehicles appeared to be stuck in the water, the Lamborghini went right around

The car's engine is located at the rear meaning it is less likely to completely flood

The car's engine is located at the rear meaning it is less likely to completely flood

The car’s engine is located at the rear meaning it is less likely to completely flood 

Waves flew over the roof of the car leaving a huge wake in its path.  

The flood waters appeared to be no match for the Huracán, which with a top speed of 202mph, seemed to simply glide on through. 

The driver was probably helped by the engine being situated at the rear of the vehicle prevented it becoming flooded by water as the front of the car disappeared beneath the surface.  

The other vehicles appeared be going nowhere, fast

The other vehicles appeared be going nowhere, fast

The other vehicles appeared be going nowhere, fast 

Low profile of the vehicle meant that it quickly became submerged

Low profile of the vehicle meant that it quickly became submerged

Low profile of the vehicle meant that it quickly became submerged

The car ended up leaving a wake in its path as other vehicles came to a halt

The car ended up leaving a wake in its path as other vehicles came to a halt

The car ended up leaving a wake in its path as other vehicles came to a halt

The video was posted to Twitter by a Florida radio employee who captioned it ‘#Lamborghini or Submarine?’. 

‘I bet that fine-tuned Italian engine will just *love* all that dirty water,’ quipped Chris Martinez.

‘This video truly encapsulates South Florida,’ said Brian Entin.

‘Who knew #SubLambo was a thing?’, asked Fred Walton. 

‘That might be the most Miami thing ever’, added Jon Galed.

‘It’s a submarini!’ said Michael Rudolph.

‘We all live in a yellow Lamborghini!’ wrote Jared Barnard.  

Twitter users reacted with humorously to the unusual sight of the submerged sports car

Twitter users reacted with humorously to the unusual sight of the submerged sports car

Twitter users reacted with humorously to the unusual sight of the submerged sports car

A deluge of rain from Tropical Storm Eta caused flooding Monday across South Florida’s most densely populated urban areas, stranding cars, flooding businesses, and swamping entire neighborhoods with fast-rising water that had no place to drain.

Eta ended up making landfall in the Florida Keys on Sunday night but the heavily populated areas of Miami-Dade and Broward Counties bore the brunt of its fury. 

The storm is now hovering in the Gulf of Mexico off southwest Florida.  

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