Moment newly purchased $1m McLaren swept away by floodwater from Hurricane Ian

As Hurricane Ian continues to batter Florida, a brand new McLaren P1 worth over $1 million is swept down the street in Naples by flood waters.

For the past 24 hours, the monster storm has ravaged the state, leaving a path of complete destruction in its wake.

Authorities in Florida have warned that fatalities will number in the “hundreds” as scores of people remain trapped on the roofs of their flooded homes and 2.5 million people are without power.

Ernie, a Florida man affected by the storm, shared footage of his own heartbreaking loss as his newly purchased McLaren P1 was engulfed in flood waters, swept out of his garage and down the mansion-lined street that now resembles a raging river.

The car enthusiast appears to have a fleet of luxury vehicles, which he regularly displays on his Instagram account.

However, the McLaren P1 has dominated Ernie’s last 12 posts, with the first beginning a week ago when he posted that the car had only 300 miles on it. When it first went on the market, it was reportedly priced at more than $1 million.

Ernie shared photos of his hurricane-ravaged Naples neighborhood on Wednesday evening, where streets had turned into rivers. His garage, which housed the McLaren P1 and Rolls Royce, was completely flooded, and both vehicles were submerged in water.

Only the top of the bright yellow McLaren P1 could be seen in his most recent post as it floated down the street. ‘Car went through the garage,’ he captioned.

His followers sympathized with him and left supportive comments in his comments. Many people reminded him that cars can be replaced and sent out positive thoughts and prayers that everyone was safe.

One user said: ‘Stay safe, cars are replaceable.’

Another wrote: ‘Hope everyone is alright.’

‘I’m so sorry, that’s heartbreaking,’ a third person added. 

Another user wrote: ‘I’m so sorry… most important that you and your family are safe. Sending prayers.’