The helpless owner shared the heartbreaking moment through a series of images on his social media handle as floodwaters washed the supercar away in front of his eyes.
A McLaren P1 luxury sports car worth more than $1 million (roughly Rs. 8 crore) washed away from its owner’s garage as Hurricane Ian lashed Florida Island in the United States over the past few days. Irene, the owner, took photos of his million-dollar supercar being tossed around and flown away by floodwaters rising more than a foot. The owner could do nothing but watch helplessly as his car submerged in the water barely a week after he purchased it.
The bright yellow McLaren P1 supercar can be seen submerged inside the garage before being forced out into the open by floodwaters. The ‘car went through the garage,’ wrote the owner as he shared a series of images on social media showing what may be the last of his dream car. He had only driven 500 kilometers since the purchase.
The owner had previously shared images of the brand new car before it was washed away by the storm surge. As he posed with grocery bags to store supplies before Hurricane Ian hit Florida, he sounded excited about his new ride, with captions reading “hurricane supply car.” The supercar was one of 375 limited edition models produced by McLaren.
The images show the floodwater nearly gobbling up the whole car. The height of the McLaren P1 is just under 4 feet, which means the storm surge led to flooding with water rising by nearly as much.
The McLaren P1 is street legal luxury sports car which comes with a top speed of 350 kmph. It can also sprint from zero to 100 kmph in a blink of an eye clocking a tad more than two seconds.
The owner also owns a number of other luxury supercars like Rolls-Royce Ghost and Lamborghini Urus. However, the loss of the latest addition, that too so early, would leave one gutted.
Hurricane Ian is being considered as one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the US. So far, at least five people have been killed in Fort Myers due to the storm.