Florida Lamborghini Cruises Through Tropical Storm Eta Flood in Viral Video

A Lamborghini has been caught up in Tropical Storm Eta floodwaters as Florida battles against torrential rain and winds of up to 65 mph.

The luxury sports car was caught on video driving down a flooded road near downtown Ft. Lauderdale Sunday night.

"Lamborghini or Submarine?" one man captioned the video in a post made over Twitter.

The car was quickly identified by car fans as a Huracán Spyder model, which retails for a mouth-watering $223,000.

Motoring experts flooded in to give their opinion.

"Pay attention car dummies," one self-proclaimed car expert replied. "Since the design of the car was made for racing it's front cut thru the water like it's supposed to cut thru air. Since the rear, where it's engine's located, is higher than the front it's no surprise that it had no problem with the flooded streets!"

"As long as the air intake is not submerged, the engine will keep running," another noted.

Others joked that the incident was "just another day in Miami," while some drew comparisons to the iconic Beatles hit "Yellow Submarine"

"We all live in a yellow Lamborghini!" one man quipped. "It's a submarini," another said.

Others were less sympathetic, noting, "Money can buy you a lambo... but it doesn't buy you a brain."

The video also appeared on online forum Lamborghini Talk under the caption "Coming to a used lot near you..."

The footage, originally shown on WSVN7 News, was taken in downtown Fort Lauderdale near Andrews and Broward Boulevard.

Extreme Weather Continues

Tropical Storm Eta made landfall in Lower Matecumbe Key, Florida Keys, late on Sunday night, with torrential rain and maximum sustained winds of 65mph.

Shocking footage has since emerged showing the speed and strength of the flooding, with one video showing livestock caught by a fast current in Colon. Another video captured a bridge being ripped away by the flooding.

The 12th named storm of the year to hit the continental U.S. is likely to cause extreme weather conditions in Florida throughout Monday, before lingering in the Gulf midweek.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) predicted "strong wind, heavy rains, and dangerous storm surge" over portions of South Florida and the Florida Keys.

At 1 a.m. Monday EST, NHC said residents should be aware of potentially deadly weather conditions for the next 36-hours, including flash floods, landslides and rising water up to four feet in certain areas. "There is a danger of life-threatening inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline, during the next 36 hours," said NHC.

One man got out of his car and was helping pull another man’s car through flood waters in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood . #Eta pic.twitter.com/8GATHeS824

— Parker Branton (@ParkerBranton) November 9, 2020

Tow trucks very busy downtown #Miami as #TropicalStormEta continues to flood the region. @breakingweather @accuweather pic.twitter.com/REgNR51FNZ

— Jonathan Petramala (@jpetramala) November 9, 2020

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for eight counties in the state's south. He also asked residents to gather a week's worth of supplies and sign up for weather updates on their phone.

Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis called it a 100-year rain event, drenching already saturated streets.

"Once the ground becomes saturated, there's really no place for the water to go," Trantalis said. "It's not like a major hurricane. It's more of a rain event, and we're just doing our best to ensure that the people in our community are being protected."

Locations at risk include Florida's west coast from Englewood to Anna Maria Island. Florida coast from Brevard/Volusia County line to Anna Maria Island. Florida Keys from Ocean Reef to the Dry Tortugas, including Florida Bay, plus Lake Okeechobee.

The NHC predicts that Tropical Storm Eta will move over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico on late Monday and Tuesday.

Considerable flooding is ongoing across parts of South Florida and a coastal flood advisory warning has been extended until Tuesday morning.

Tropical Storm Eta moved across Cuba on Sunday after leaving many dead or missing in Mexico and other areas of Central America. Eta devastated Honduras, where some streets were turned into fast-flowing rivers.

Eta has weakened to a tropical depression in Central America, but continues to bring life-threatening conditions.

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A woman crosses the street during a heavy rain and wind as tropical storm Eta approaches south of Florida, in Miami, Florida on November 8, 2020. CHANDAN KHANNA/Getty