Last month, a brand new Lamborghini Aventador LP720-4 50th Anniversario Roadster caught fire and was burnt to the ground in Dubai. At the time, it was unclear just how the blaze started but now a video has been posted online showing the exact moment the car caught fire.
Filmed from an SUV driving behind the Aventador, it shows the car driving alongside a Ferrari 458 Spider and ferociously revving at a traffic light. After evidently overheating the engine, the Aventador shoots out a massive flame which extends up the rear fascia and ignites the left rear air outlet.
Despite other drivers screaming and attempting to alert the driver of the fire, the Aventador owner continues to rev the car before continuing to drive. This only fuels the fire further and before long, the video cuts forward to where the engine bay is alight.
While fire crews did arrive at the scene, they were unable to stop the blaze before it destroyed the entire car. At the time of the fire, there were reports that it was an Aventador SV but they were quickly disproven with the video showing that it has been installed with an aftermarket rear wing similar to the SV’s.
Just 200 examples of the Aventador LP720-4 were produced, 100 in coupe guise with the remaining 100 being roadsters.