It took three hours to rescue the Lamborghini Huracan from the lake.
Remember when James Bond deliberately drove a Lotus Esprit into the sea in The Spy Who Loved Me and the car transformed into an underwater submarine? Someone seemingly tried to reenact this iconic movie scene in real life with a Lamborghini Huracan, with disastrous results.
According to police and local reports from Austria, a 31-year-old male driver drove into a parking lot next to the Mondsee lake with a 40-year old passenger. After the passenger got out of the supercar, the driver attempted to turn the supercar around but accidentally mistook the gas for the brake. This fatal error launched the Huracan into reverse, plunging it into the nearby lake. It then landed around 49 feet away from the shore.
As the Huracan started to sink, the driver managed to escape and swim to the shore, where he was given first aid by his passenger. The driver was taken to the hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. To make matters worse, the super has a custom multicolored livery, so the driver must have spent a fortune modifying the supercar before it took an unexpected swim.
Reports also suggest the Huracan was modified with custom wheels and tires. Unfortunately, the Lamborghini is likely a complete loss as supercars and lakes don't mix. It's probably only a matter of time before this ruined Lamborghini Huracan gets sold for parts at a salvage auction.
According to local media, it took a team of five divers around three hours to recover the submerged Lamborghini using a recovery balloon, and a crane from a tow truck.
To add insult to injury, the police couldn't resist joking about the driver's misfortune. In a Facebook post, the police joked that the driver was applying to be the next James Bond and replace Daniel Craig, who is retiring from the role in No Time to Die, by trying to replicate the underwater stunt from The Spy Who Loved Me. After watching his Lamborghini Huracan drown in the lake, the unfortunate driver probably didn't see the funny side.