Another spontaneous combustion incident has completely destroyed an exotic vehicle, a 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo in this case.
The owner of this 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo was taking a road trip from the Indy 500 to Houston when he stopped to fill the tank. He turned off the engine during the process but a fire has started. Fortunately no one was injured during the incident and the gas station did not explode. The incident is currently under investigation but it seems that the Sant’Agata Bolognese based company might pay for the damages. This is a letter written to Jalopnik by the owner’s son:
“My dad was driving his 2013 Lamboghini Gallardo on a road trip back from the Indy 500 from Indianapolis to Houston. 130 miles from home he stopped to get gas, and YES he did turn the car off. While fueling, his car engine literally exploded for to be investigated reasons. Here are the end results of this “hot” ride lol. No one was injured, thankfully, and also thankfully the entire gas station did not explode. No he only took one photo due to the fact that his phone was burnt to a crisp in the explosion and someone snapped that photo and sent it to him. Insurance is holding an investigation, Lamborghini might pay for it because it was a terrible malfunction.”
We will return with more details on the subject once these will be known and tell you whether the insurance has paid for the damages of it the Italian based automaker has admitted its fault and decided to repay the owner. It remains to be seen if a Huracan will be given to the owner since the damages seem to be extremely significant since the Gallardo is no longer in production for more than a year now.