A dark silver 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 has burst into flames in the U.S. after an ordinary stop at a gas station went horribly wrong.
According to the son of the owner of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2, his father was returning home to Houston after attending the Indy 500 race. However, when he stopped and began refuelling the car at a gas station about 130 miles from home, the expensive Italian supercar burst into flames completely destroying the rear end of the car.
By some miracle, the flames didn’t travel down the gas pump and ignite the petrol stored under the gas station. As a result, nobody was injured during the incident. It’s currently unclear what caused the 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 to suddenly catch fire, but the insurance company is currently investigation the matter.
As a quick reminder, the 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 is powered by a slightly detuned variant of the 5.2-liter V10 engine found in all post-facelift Lamborghini Gallardo’s. However, rather than developing 552hp like the regular Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4, the 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 produces 542hp. However, this slightly less powerful engine is made up by the fact that all that power is sent straight to the rear wheels, instead of all four wheels like the regular Lamborghini Gallardo!