Hurricane Harvey smashed into Texas on August 25th, leaving death and destruction in its wake as it pelted the American state with sustained winds of 215kph and threw down as much as 1,318mm of rain making it the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the United States.
Texas is also a state known for its performance cars, being the home of manic tuners Hennesey and finding exotics in the lone star state is a common occurrence. Unfortunately for many Texas petrol heads, the fury of Harvey caught many of them by surprise and resulted in many cars going under the high rising flood waters it left in its wake.
The biggest example of this can be seen in the video which shows a flooded garage somewhere in Texas. Inside the inundated garage sit two bikes (Harleys maybe) along with a Ford GT (the previous generation from the 2000s), two Ferraris — a 458 Speciale and a 488 GTB along with a Mercedes CLA sedan. Also seen is a Mercedes G Class SUV, though it does seem to have survived most of the water thanks to its high ride height.
While the loss of these bikes and cars is a sorry sight for us petrol heads, we must take a look at the bigger picture. Hurricane Harvey has till date killed 48 people and many more have been displaced by the floods and state authorities are calling the hurricane the biggest natural disaster in the history of Texas and asking for around $125 billion (Rs 7.978 trillion) in aid. Compared to the loss of life and the massive rebuilding costs, a few drowned supercars that can hopefully be fixed isn't that big an issue.