Lamborghini Murcielago Turns Fireball in Brooklyn
PHOTO update: Shannon Weir, one of our readers, sent us these new photo, showing the Murcielago while in flames. To be served extra crispy...
Another Lambo, a Murcielago, went down in a blaze of glory earlier today in Brooklyn, after apparently two uncaring individuals stole the over $350,000 vehicle and, as the rumor went on Rodney Street, gave the yellow supercar a flaming-red aureola.
The news of the Lambo burning in New York is so hot, we unfortunately are unable to give you any further details on the incident. Rest assured we will do so as soon as other info becomes available.
Apparently, a possible cause for this streak of pocket-crippling fires is a defect in the gas tank. Lamborghini has acknowledged there is a problem with the gas tank and already issued a recall this May for 2007 and 2008 model year Lamborghini Murcielagos, whose gas tanks can become detached from the supercar and cause a fire. In all, 248 models are subject to the recall.
Although the Brooklyn fire has not yet been blamed on the gas tank, it's obvious you don't have to go out of your way to set a Lambo on fire. If you don't trust us, then follow this link to CarAdvice and see quite a collection of hot, hot, supercars.
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In this case, note that the fire is well ahead of the fuel tank location.
More often than not these supercar fires are a result of the car sitting for extended periods of time causing fuel lines and electrical wires to dry rot and fail, causing fires.
First thief: Yo dawg, look at dat flashy car. Let steal it.
Second thief: Aight. U know drive? U license?
First thief: No. Who cares. I already effed up.