The Dodge Challenger is often described as a bit of a land boast due to its heavy weight and less than stellar handling dynamics. But that’s just poking fun. Now, a Florida man has turned that into much more of a reality when he accidentally drove his red Dodge Challenger into a lagoon. It’s been quite the aquatic week here at MC&T, along with the C7 Corvette Boat we covered earlier.
The pictures come from Kozmo Koz over Facebook, where he stumbled upon what appears to be an Octane Red Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack with a Shaker hood partially submerged in the aqua water. Most importantly, no one was hurt in the ordeal.
According to Koz, the driver was an older man who missed the parking curb and rolled down the hill behind it, right into the lagoon. Luckily, he missed hitting pedestrians at the beach, picnic tables and palm trees. The airbags went off, but the driver walked away without injury. Conspiracy theorists are questioning the lack of driving marks in the sand.
It’s certainly a sad loss for the old man, as its a nice spec on the Challenger. With water that high, the owner will probably have to say good bye to his Challenger muscle car that likely cost him over $40,000 new.
Naturally, people took to the comments on the post. Some said it’s photoshop because of the lack of tire tracks, but we highly doubt anyone would go through the trouble of faking an image like this. Plus, there is a crowd and police seen in some of the images. Some also said the driver could have driven the car into the rather beautiful lagoon for an insurance write-off. But given the post description of it being an older man, it really does seem like this is an unfortunate accident.
On another note, Jupiter Lagoon would make a stunning place for a photoshoot with the turquoise water, mangrove and palm trees, and white sand. Maybe Dodge will take a Challenger there for a non-submerged photoshoot some day.