Man Crashes Audi Q5 into Rotterdam Waters

The driver of this Audi Q5 decided to take the scenic route in the city of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, ending up in one of the historic canals.
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A video taken by car spotter Gnepiah shows how the 2-ton SUV is skillfully tugged out of the water by its roof. The car has been completely flooded, which makes everything very tricky. Remember, a cubic meter of water weighs a ton, and the cabin of the Q5 should be able to take about three.

One careful owner, slight water damage inside – we can only presume that the Q5 is a write off. It's a shame, really, because only the windshield and the front end is damaged. But who wants to own an Audi that smells like weeds and river?

We couldn't find any reports from local media to explain how the crash happened. But the spotter says nobody war hurt and driver survived the incident without a single scratch. Hopefully, he has really good insurance that covers this sort of stuff.

The Dutch port town of Rotterdam is a sleepy little place to live, filled with history and lots of canals. It started out as a dam built in 1270 on the river Rotte (hence the name) and is often called the the "gateway of Europe". It has a population of only 618,467 and as you can see, bicycles are probably the preferred model of transportation.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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