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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      veasystreet
      • 2 Years Ago
      The reason has been discovered, it was powered by a Chevy Volt battery.
      kendalldek
      • 2 Years Ago
      I would be absolutely sick about it. although I'm sure the cost is covered. It would be fun to own one however if I was in the position to I think I would find a better investment than a car.
      seekerrrr
      • 2 Years Ago
      HMM, Standing on the go pedel in first gear just to see if it would overheat? Well, of course it did. One can only hope the Black Box will have recorded the data, or delivered it to the "cloud", so the dealer and Lambo. itself can find out what happened. All new European super cars are fitted with the "Progressive Insurance" type plug in module that records and reports driving behavior. As of 2014 all U.S. drivers will be mandated to install these devices so tickets for speeding, failure to come to a complete stop, (verified by GPS), etc..., can be delivered by mail to the driver. Inputing your "passcode" into the attached keypad is mandatory to start the motor... Thank you Homeland Security, I feel safer already... Bang,Bang,Bang. who's that knocking on my front door???
      • 2 Years Ago
      That proves that foreign cars are more automated - burst into flames without the" Pinto" rear ending
      • 2 Years Ago
      Keeping cost down by cutting out QA
      bytebroker
      • 2 Years Ago
      How come we never hear about these cars catching fore in Kentucky?
      • 2 Years Ago
      not the first one to burn, lambos have a reputation of catching on fire
      LL
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wasn't even aware of the existence of penny auctions until about 6 weeks ago. Now I can't imagine buying anything other than food or clothing anyplace else. My favorite is at ( http://tinyurl.com/TopBargains ) It took me a few days to figure out how to bid but now I am savings big bucks there. How they can sell iPads, Macbooks, HDTVs, Digital Cameras, Gaming Consoles, and more for steep discounts of 75%, 80%, or even 85% off retail price, I don't know. I do know that I bought my son an iPad there for less than $100 and my husband a $250 Lowe's gift card for $48. Why would I shop anyplace else?
      Paul
      • 2 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
      • 2 Years Ago
      haha Love it !
      opageno
      • 2 Years Ago
      That car can smoke'em all hehehehehe
      mike edwards
      • 2 Years Ago
      the only thing italians can make are good looking women remember fiats fix it again tony well you cant put a price on junk if 350000 fits there junk so be it i drive german cars for the last 50 years they built some junk too but not as abundant thank god its still has the us market beat by a mile
        Dennis
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mike edwards
        What do you mean "Thank God it still has the US market beat by a mile"? Are you talking about quality, price, design, fuel efficentcy, performance or over all attractiveness? If they had the US beat in any of those catagoriies then at least one of the German car companies would have been one of the big three. I've never driven a German car that didn't feel like crate!
        elcasero1
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mike edwards
        Move to Germany
        g.seefried
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mike edwards
        well if you drive german cars for 50 years they cant be that bad . and american or asian cars and trucks don't burn . i have to take you to one of the insurance auto auction's .
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