Lamborghini Aventador Catches Fire after Needlessly Revving Its Engine in Dubai Trafic

Aventador Roadster catches fire in Dubai 1 photo
Photo: screenshot from Youtube
We don't want to seem bitter or anything like that, but revving the engine of your 700+ horsepower supercar is a form of flaunting. So even though we feel bad seeing this yellow Lamborghini on fire, it is being dealt a form of justice.
The car in question is an Aventador Roadster we showed you a month ago. Back then, we only had a few seconds of footage from when the blaze was at its most savage. However, we can now show you what happened moments earlier.

The Aventador is engaged in street racing shenanigans with a Ferrari 458. The pair own the roads of the Dubai Marina, spreading V8 and V12 sounds everywhere they go.

While waiting at a traffic light, the driver of the yellow supercar decided to rev the engine right to the limiter. He probably expects that Lamborghini built their 6.5-liter V12 to take such punishment, but he's wrong. As is often the case, revving the engine while the car is stationary can create overheating problems.

A small fire ignites on the left of the rear bumper, right next to taillight. It quickly spreads to other areas of the car, engulfing the engine and pretty soon the cabin as well. By the time somebody tries to put the fire out with an extinguisher, it's too late.

The most amusing part of the video is that the Lamborghini Aventador driver remains oblivious to the small fire at the back of his car for several minutes. Had something been done at this point, the Aventador could have been saved. However, when you act like a spoiled rich kid parading his toys around town, people are less inclined to warn you.

So what's the damage? Well, this isn't an Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce Roadster like the stickers on the side would lead you to believe. That car has only made its debut in August at the Quail Motorsports Gathering, so nobody has one yet. We presume that this is 40th Anniversary Roadster, which is still very rare and expensive. Sure, it might have 30 hp less, but we're still looking at a $400,000 write-off.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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