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