• Aug 26, 2009
Acura NSX Submarine - Click above to watch the video after the jump

The Acura NSX is rare enough that you rarely see them on the streets. When we saw a mint condition NSX trolling the streets of Woodward during the Dream Cruise, we were reminded of just how much road presence Acura's first and only supercar actually has. If we owned a a mint condition NSX, we might reasonably be tempted to avoid driving it the weather forecast even hinted at rain, but unfortunately not all drivers appear to exercise care in wet weather.

Hit the jump to watch a beautiful NSX as it trudges through what looks to be nearly two feet of standing water. At one point, the water, which came as the result of a torrential downpour in Orange Park, Forida, was up to the side mirrors. The real payoff, when the video goes from sad anger-inducing to hilarious comes about 33 seconds in, when you can clearly see water pouring out of the closed doors of the NSX. It stuns us to think that someone would think it would be a good idea to drive a low-slung supercar through a flood zone, but it probably shouldn't.

[Source: YouTube via: Autojunk]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      If you dislike your NSX enough to do that, why not sell it to me for $1.00?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Most any car with the air intake and plugs above the water line should be able to pull that off. Both the NSX and any mid-engine ferrari have a better chance than any SUV with a low-mounted cold air intake.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I was more talking about swamping the interior. Last time I had an interior get that wet during the summer it smelled something fierce.

        Unless he had it stripped for racing, that's going to be nasty.
      • 5 Years Ago
      How did he make it through?!? What kind of intake does an NSX have?
        • 5 Years Ago
        It intakes through the left side rear fender intake, near the top of the rear wheel well...

        It is fairly high, and isolated by the rear fender liner from a lot of spray.

        but that doesn't make this a good idea.
      • 5 Years Ago
      When a street is flooded like this, one really does not know how deep the water is until you get into it, but by then it's too late!
        • 5 Years Ago
        If you're a FL resident, you learn pretty quickly which streets flood and which don't. It usually becomes a running joke: "oh man, is that some light mist I see outside? Better stay off Franklin Street! HAR HAR!!" If this yokel was local to Orange Park, he's got no excuse.
        • 5 Years Ago
        On the contrary, one does. If you can't see the pavement, don't drive there.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Another typical Floriduh driver.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Seriously drive on your neighbors lawn if you have to get out. What kind of idiot risks a car like that.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I did that one time in my Civic Si (ok not quite the same....) Honda's Rule!
      • 5 Years Ago
      what's the big deal with the NSX ? it was a nice car during the 90's , how come Americans like it that much today ? just curious.
        • 5 Years Ago
        a neighbour of mine had a Honda NSX in 1999 and since then i saw a few on the road. for me they look like a Japanese copy of a Ferrari. i always liked the Mitsubishi 3000 GT more.

        i guess Japanese sportscars are important for Americans , just like muscle cars. here in Europe those things don't excite us at all :)
        • 5 Years Ago
        Sparrk,

        The reason people like the NSX is because the size and the proportions are just about perfect for a sports car. When you look at it in pictures, it just looks 80's Japanese high tech. Kind of boring. But, when you see one in person, it sits low, wide, and it looks like a classic. It looks a lot like a Mclaren F1, but far less exotic.

        I also understand that the balance and handling of the car is superb. It doesn't have a lot of power like it looks like it should have, but it is light and lithe.
      • 5 Years Ago
      V-tech just kicked in.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ahhh and the definition of 'Idiot' with video is finally shown. What a boob!
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Richard:
        the girlfriend is a lost cause anyway: wife's gonna wonder why it smells like fish (pun intended!) --or whatever storm runoff smells like... in the car on the next drive!

        Looks like the carpet is ruined at minimum...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Heh heh heh. You said boob!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Two thoughts re. idiot:

        1. All it takes in money!
        2. When you've dropped off the girlfriend and have to get home to the wife, well, you have to get home to the wife!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hah! Let's see a Ferrari do that!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I give the transmission a month, tops. Breather tube just let in a couple of gallons of water into the gearbox.

      ( There's a reason the transmission breather tube is four feet long, routing up to the roof on swamp buggies, Unimogs, etc. )
      • 5 Years Ago
      [sniff] I hate to see such a beautiful car like that abused like that...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I commend this guy... At least he has the guts to go out and drive his NSX in the rain.

      The defination of a talentless driver is someone who won't drive their nice car in the rain... it's some f'ing water for christ sake.

      Driving through 2ft of water is comparably insane... but if you can do it... why not. Honda's I seem to remember are pretty good when water is involved...
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