Supercar lovers, turn away now because this post involves a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster and a lot of flames.
The newest addition to our Car Crashes category is a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster. The model in question has burst into flames for no obvious reason while travelling on a highway in Dubai. The fire has been extinguished by firefighters but it was too late as the exotic ride has been completely ruined. Hopefully the insurance will cover the expenses but don’t expect an official statement from Lamborghini on this topic because this isn’t the first supercar made in Sant’Agata Bolognese to spontaneously combust and it won’t be the last one either.
Lamborghini has introduced the Aventador as a successor of the Murcielago back in 2011, at the Geneva Motor Show. The model is offered in two body styles, coupe and roadster, both of them carrying a longitudinal mid-engine and all-wheel drive layout. The Lamborghini Aventador Roadster has been shown one year later and it has two removable carbon fiber panels, weighing 6 kg each, which can be stored in the front luggage compartment. Both versions of the flagship supercar are sharing the same 6.5 liter naturally aspirated V12 engine, which is capable of putting down a total of 690 HP (510 kW) and 689 Nm (508 lb-ft) of torque. From 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), the Roadster needs just 2.9 seconds and it has a top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph), similar to its solid roof brother.