San Diego Flood Lamborghini Submarine Has Nothing on This Corvette Submersible

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Just like a Tsunami has replicas, the Internet is now boiling with drivers showing off their flood-driving stunts after the video of a Lamborghini acting like a V10 submarine in the face of El Nino surfaced earlier this week.
While the Lamborghini in question, a Gallardo, went through terrifyingly deep water in San Diego, the latest example of the trend mentioned above shows us a Corvette driver who used his Corvette in an even more severe episode back in 2014 - as we said, many of these flood-navigating moments were already on the web, but not all that many people paid attention to them until now.

The 'Vette in question was used to plow through, or better said, under the flood that hit Michigan in August 2014. Back then, one of the consequences of the vicious weather was that the I 696 became more of a marina than a road.

The driver of this C6 was on his daily commute, coming back from work, when the group of cars he was a part of encountered high waters.

Unlike most, if not all of the cars around it, the Corvette went straight through the wet inferno. Judging by what we can see in the video below, the Chevy had to face an even more serious situation than that of the now-famous Lamborghini.

One possible explanation would be that the water level kept rising, with the driver choosing to risk in order to have a chance of escaping. Fortunately, he made it out, with the sportscar reportedly showing no damage, at least nothing serious.

We can't be sure if the path mentioned above was the reason for the man's Corvette navigation moment or the driver was simply ignoring the dangers of driving through water, but at least things ended well.

What's the worst that can happen during such a situation? The answer is simple and it has to do with water entering the engine while this is running. We're talking about hydrolocking and, if you'd like to know more about this engine-destroying phenomenon, we have a dedicated article for you.

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