A media event held at the Philip Island race track has witnessed a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster bursts into flames.
Australia has a luxury tax which is making it quite difficult to convince potential buyers to buy supercars such as the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, but it seems that the vehicle is not exactly doing anything about this either and in fact is doing exactly the opposite of what it should do. The Italian supercar pictured below, which is very rare, has burst into flames after a number of laps. The organizers of the event eventually put out the fire using multiple extinguishers, but this seems yet another example of spontaneous combustion. Happily no one was injured in the incident.
As you probably already know by now, the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster is using the same 6.5 liter V12 naturally aspirated engine as its solid roof brother. This is good for 690 HP (510 kW) and 690 Nm (510 lb-ft) of torque and it’s providing an average fuel consumption of 17.2 l / 100 km (16.4 mpg UK / 13.7 mpg US). The 0 to 100 km/h acceleration is made in 2.9 seconds and the supercar can reach a top speed of 350 km/h (217).