File this one under "test drives gone wrong."

A prospective Lamborghini owner took a 2012 Aventador LP700-4 out for a test drive along Highway 73 in Southern California and had nothing to return to the Newport Beach dealership but charred remains.

The vehicle caught fire and was engulfed in flames. Onlookers shot video – you'll see one above – as the Lamborghini burned on the road's southbound shoulder near Aliso Viejo.

The driver was unhurt, and witnesses seemed amused by the $370,000 vehicle going up in flames in front of their eyes. No official cause of the blaze has been determined yet.



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      • 3 Years Ago
      Keeping cost down by cutting out QA
      veasystreet
      • 3 Years Ago
      The reason has been discovered, it was powered by a Chevy Volt battery.
      • 3 Years Ago
      not the first one to burn, lambos have a reputation of catching on fire
      aircraftr
      • 3 Years Ago
      Do dealers have insurance for that sort of thing? Who ends up with the check?
      CEIL AND DON
      • 3 Years Ago
      Bush did it.
      bytebroker
      • 3 Years Ago
      How come we never hear about these cars catching fore in Kentucky?
      • 3 Years Ago
      My friend Vanessa, a 25 yrs lady, has announced her wedding with a millionaire young man Ronald who is the CEO of a MNC. It's amazing, she said she just posted her profile on a millionaire dating site called MillionaireLoveLinks.CoM and received his chat invitations a few days later. Then, everything went so well that I can't believe it's true! Every love story will unfold on it's own. you can start your own wealthy love story for real at there too! Trouble with limited production cars. This problem seems to not all that rare, but there would appear to not be enough left to determine what went wrong. I'll stay with my Buick. Has an accessory the Lambo does not. I hold the title.
      Paul
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have seen a lot of pictures of burnt Lambos,something is up.If I had one I would install a racecar type fire ext. system that has nozzles mounted in eng compartment and you just have to hit the button mounted in the cockpit.
      Scoot
      • 3 Years Ago
      haha Love it !
      opageno
      • 3 Years Ago
      That car can smoke'em all hehehehehe
      HAFA DAY
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think had gas leak on manfor. that catch on firer! I know samething happen to me on my car.
        breakness
        • 3 Years Ago
        @HAFA DAY
        It's a V12 so ther has to be a huge amout of heat comming off that engine.
      oldesouth1
      • 3 Years Ago
      you can bet the idiot driving had no idea how to drive it,
        Sonny
        • 3 Years Ago
        @oldesouth1
        Bull, the dealership had already qualified this guy or he wouldn't be driving it....especially by himself.
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