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Italian supercars have a well-deserved reputation for sexy styling, fiery, passionate souls, and eye-wateringly high performance. And sometimes they catch fire.

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A McLean, Virginia man is in police custody today after ramming his SUV into a restaurant and causing a massive fire.

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A Los Angeles couple is alive today thanks to the bravery and quick action of some Good Samaritans and the Los Angeles Police Department.

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A Vero Beach, FL, woman is alive today thanks to the quick thinking and selfless bravery of a pair of sheriff's deputies.

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Two California women and their children are alive today thanks to the timely actions of a California Highway Patrol officer.

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A Central Texas police officer and some good Samaritans have saved a driver from a burning car in a rescue captured on patrol car video.

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a Preliminary Evaluation into the 2015 Jeep Cherokee because one caught fire while parked in California. The owner had reportedly only purchased the SUV about two days before the blaze, and the vehicle had less than 100 miles on it. Much of the incident was captured on camera.

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The stationary revving of high-horsepower, high-cylinder-count Italian engines may be an adolescent pleasure among the world's wealthy, but it's a mechanical display of machismo we're usually prepared to indulge simply because it sounds so great. And it's a spectacle made all the better when one's exhaust spits flames, right? Well, most of the time. Check out this Lamborghini driver, who gets a bit exuberant with his right foot only to have disaster strike.

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Family's car caught on fire in lion preserve at safari park

A mother and her young children were faced with a lose-lose situation when their car overheated and caught on fire in the middle of a lion enclosure at a Safari park.

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Elderly driver could have died without the quick actions of fellow motorists

Three good Samaritans, one of whom just happened to be a Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad officer, saved an elderly man after he crashed his car Wednesday.

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The EV manufacturer's sharers fell 4 percent

Tesla Motors shares dropped Monday after reports of a second fiery crash involving the company's Model S electric car.

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Despite earlier reports, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced it will not be filing a formal investigation into the fire that engulfed a Tesla Model S earlier this month, as the agency says there was no evidence to suggest the fire was due to a manufacturer defect or that the car was in violation of government-mandated safety standards, according to Automotive News.

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More than 1,500 people escaped the blaze

Two men unintentionally lit fire to a field serving as a parking in Brittany, France, torching 64 cars in the process.

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Her quick thinking saved her life

A woman in Florida learned a hard lesson to pay attention to police: While on her way to work, Kari Zimmerman saw police pulling over cars on a busy road in Boca Raton, Fla. Instead of pulling over as well, she drove around the stopped cars and on to a live downed power line.

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He was driving blind because of the smoke

Not many people would try to drive a burning car filled with smoke, but that's exactly what Rodney Stanley did when his wife's car burst into flames.

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Shawn Prince says he suffered serious burns in accident

Attention amateur mechanics: Here's a quick lesson in what not to do should your engine catch fire.

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Doused her own car in gasoline and set it on fire

An afternoon in Daytona Beach took a turn for the bizarre when a 29-year-old Florida woman set her car ablaze at a gas station while claiming to be God.

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Watching your car burst into flames before your eyes is never good news, and it's even worse when you're mere moments away from trading it in at the local dealership. This Car-B-Q blaze apparently erupted at Acura 2000, a dealer in Brampton, Ontario. As the video tells us, the unlucky customer saw his 2004-2008 Acura TL trade-in suddenly catch fire and go up in resale-value-killing smoke.

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We imagine that many a Russian Lada has been compared to a ticking time bomb – which is not to say that there aren't any good Ladas out in the wild, of course – but the example you'll see in the video pasted below takes the cake. It is, quite literally, an Improvised Explosive Device.

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"Are you that drunk," the officer asks, "that you did not realize that your car was on fire and you were sitting in a burning car?"

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