First Reported Lamborghini Aventador Fire Caught On Video

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Firefighters were called into duty on Saturday when a Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 burst into flames on a highway near Aliso Viejo in Southern California. With no other reports of Aventadors going up in flames, it’s believed that this black example is the first to suffer the sad fate.

Fortunately, the driver managed to escape unscathed but the brand new Aventador, driven during a regular test drive, is now nothing but a charred pile of aluminum and carbon fiber. The photo below, which was posted to Facebook, shows that firefighters had little chance of saving the car.

After some further digging, Jalopnik managed to obtain information from a traffic site that stated the fire started near the left rear wheel before spreading to the rest of the vehicle. Hopefully, this is only a one-off incident and doesn’t become a trend for the Lamborghini Aventador like it has for some other supercars.

Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 on fire in Southern California - Image courtesy John Evans

Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 on fire in Southern California - Image courtesy John Evans

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Comments (4)
  1. Considering it started near the wheel I wonder if the brakes were too hot of it was something more severe like leaking fuel or oil or something.

    What a shame but hopefully the guy gets a brand new one!

  2. they were having a problem w/the glue they were using on the body parts, that once the glue got warm/hot it would catch fire....that was to be cured some time ago

  3. I could be wrong but I think you're talking about the Ferrari 458 Italia. As far as I know there's been no issue about the Lambo. Will be funny if it's the same problem on both.

  4. A whole sit dedicated to him, hilarious

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