Taken from Top Gear:
In the league table of 'really bad things to do on your Audi R8 test drive', this has to be right up there with 'selling it as collateral in a shady drugs deal' and 'attempting to smoke it'.
This is a lake/pond/dyke somewhere near Woerden in the Netherlands (no, we're not making the dyke joke. Grow up). And yes, that lump of metal and carbon fibre in the middle of it is a brand-new Audi R8, as photographed by Dutch blog site www.autojunk.nl.
The R8 was deposited into its watery grave by an as-yet-unnamed 33-year-old Dutchman, who turned up at his local Audi dealer to take the V8 supercar for a quick test drive. A quick spin.
According to police reports, he caught a bump at about 80mph and proceeded to spoon the R8 straight into the pond.
Nobody was hurt in the incident, but we'd imagine that the driver's pride is looking as battered as the R8's sidepod.