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Flash floods hit Cleveland, Ohio, on June 30, and covered many roads in deep water. Unless you have something like WaterCar’s amphibious Panther, vehicles don’t tend to make good watercraft. One motorist’s video of the bad weather catches a Ferrari FF with water up to its front bumper on a flooded section of road.

Ferrari Flood

The image above shows how the road looks when not covered in standing water. The Ferrari is on an off ramp from Interstate 480 to Ridge Road. The interstate sits higher than the road below, which allows rain to collect there during a flash flood like this one. 

There’s no way to know the extent of the damage to Ferrari, but it doesn’t look good. The lights are off, which suggests the ignition is off, possibly due to the high water level. If the V12 sucks in too much rain, it’s could be a boat anchor at this point.

Cars generally aren't amphibious:

Ferrari debuted the FF in 2011 as something very different from the brand. The two-door shooting brake wasn’t like the brand’s usual front-engine grand tourers or mid-engine sports cars. Making it even weirder, the model had an all-wheel-drive system with torque vectoring for routing power to each corner. A 6.3-liter V12 produced 651 hp (485 kW) and 504 lb-ft (683 Nm) of torque, and the engine routed through a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

The Prancing Horse replaced the FF with the GTC4Lusso in 2016. The styling didn’t change very much. However, Ferrari pushed the V12 to 680 hp (507 kW) and 515 lb-ft (697 Nm). Plus, the model gained rear-wheel steering. Later, the company added a 610-hp 3.9-liter biturbo V8 to the rear-wheel-drive only GTC4Lusso T

Source: Donald Mullins via Facebook

Gallery: Ferrari FF Flood Cleveland, OH

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