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Sea takes Porsche for joy ride off French beach

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16:17 CEST+02:00
A Porsche driver in France has learned the hard way to never turn his back on the tide.

A Porsche was swallowed up by the tide in Arcachon on the western coast of France on Wednesday.

The Porsche S4 Panarema, which costs €120,000 to buy new, had been legally parked on an access ramp to the sea before it was swept in by the waves, reported the Sud-Ouest newspaper.  

See a video below.

The scene, which was captured on camera by photographer David Ollero, has since caused quite the buzz on French social media.

A local boating union tweeted (below) "We're right here if you wanted to take a boat tour".

It also made headlines in Switzerland, which is where the car was registered.

The car was towed from the water before it got swept too far, and was taken to a nearby garage, where the owner learned that it wouldn't be possible to drive it home due to the water damage. 

 
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