Florida Man Drives C8 Corvette Down Badly Flooded Street: Video50
A video posted to the infamous Reddit page /r/IdiotsInCars over the weekend shows a C8 Corvette Stingray successfully driving through deep flood waters in Florida.
The video starts as a black C8 Corvette Coupe is seen driving down a badly flooded residential street in Miami. The Corvette is seen pushing through the deep flood waters with relative ease as the driver revs the naturally aspirated 6.2L LT2 V8 engine and a surprised onlooker shouts “What?! How?” The driver appears to continue onward once the vehicle is passed the flooded section of road, driving casually to their destination.
As one of the Reddit commenters points out, it’s unlikely the driver would be able to do this with a front-engine sports car, as the water would immediately flood the engine bay. The C8 Corvette has its engine mounted midship, though, which allows the nose to push through the water without flooding the engine compartment. This is still ill-advised, though, as the Corvette still has heat exchangers and other components out front that could be damaged. Deep flood waters like this can also damage electrical components. All that said, we’re extremely impressed at how the sports car was able to push through this rather tall wall of water.
To steal the joke from the top-rated comment in the Reddit thread, this is a rather ironic capability for a vehicle that has Stingray in its name. And with its pointed silhouette and low-slung shape, there’s no denying the C8 Corvette looks a bit like a Stingray as it moves through the water in this video. We don’t think this is quite what Chevy had in mind when it started using the Stingray name for its flagship sportscar, though, so it’s best to keep your Corvette on dry land.
Check out the video embedded below.
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More money than sense.
Not the sharpest brick in the box!
So, what’s the big deal??? tons of stupid people do stupid thing Everday.
The driver appeared to make it through, but the interior and electrical systems in the dash area of the car are likely destroyed plus I’m also guessing water made its way into the engine bay. Wait until they turn it off. The definition of a idiot. A person who drives their C8 through a flooded street where the water is as high as the car.
Your an idiot that car (although not intended to be used as this one was) is virtually a mid engine boat with wheels and as far as the interior I am skeptical as to if water ever had a chance to make it in considering it is a new car and the seal up fairly good on a mid engine primarily to help with sound reduction but would help keep water outinthis type of situation. So maybe you should think before trying to be a smart a☆☆
Ok children… enough with the name-calling… Let’s face it the “U-Boat” commander submerging his new Vette is not the brightest bulb to have been plugged into a socket…
“Florida Man” and “Vette”…. 😁😉😁..
HE probably thought it was a carwash !
He putting a good insurance claim in
Flood Insurance ?
Douche in a new plastic pig..go figure!
The engine is in the back!
But where’s the air intake ?
Was thinking what on earth………………..then realized they said Florida. Nuff said.
Florida man never disappoints!
Conservative state, I’m not surprised.
Another bitter comment from a helpless, effette, gender confused, self loathing, guilt ridden, left wing beta.
You forgot “Snowflake”
Heck ya, guess you would’ve ran to find your safe space huh you gender neutral thingy you.
South Florida not conservative, do some homework. Mayors run south florida like Chicago, Philly and NY. It’s a jungle.
Watched to many James Bond movies
Either the car is a lease or this guy has more money than sense. Either way you have to wonder how he would have faired if the car stalled out halfway through.
Well, it is a stingray.
It’s a “U-Boat”. Lucky and stupid usually do not belong in the same sentence.
The truth hurts.
Maybe that april fool’s article about the trail boss corvette should be revisited. Might be on to something
Turds float. Way to embarrass the Corvette community!
WOW! Another fool with no sense. Unfortunately they breed and live among us. This fool will claim warranty over something down the road.