Veyron owner ditches 250mph supercar in two feet of water (with video)
Good as a car, bad as a boat
An American Bugatti Veyron owner has proved that the world's fastest supercar does not make an effective speedboat, after driving his hypercar into a saltwater lagoon near Galveston in Texas.
The owner (who apparently wished to remain anonymous - surprise, surprise) was distracted by a low-flying Pelican (we hate it when that happens) as he was heading north on Interstate 45.
As a result, the hapless fellow jerked the wheel, dropped his mobile and the car veered onto the muddy verge before plunging into the lagoon and coming to rest in approximately two feet of salty water.
The car's engine then ran for a quarter of an hour before finally dying. The man escaped with no injuries except those to his pride and, if you look at the state of the car in the video (below) after it has been removed from the water, his wallet.