Porsche 918 Spyder Burns to a Crisp In a Canadian Gas Station

In terms of hypercar royalty, three nameplates are duking it out nowadays: the curiously baptized Ferrari LaFerrari, the aero crazy McLaren P1 and the technical showcase known as the Porsche 918 Spyder. What do these cars have in common? A complicated hybrid powertrain tuned to aid with acceleration, not save the polar ice cap and other environmental stuff Al Gore warned us about for way too many years now.
Porsche 918 Spyder on fire in Canada 6 photos
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Because of that highly complex powertrain, these bad boys are vehicles prone to develop electrical issues and such. A handful of LaFerraris melted their rear bumpers and caught fire here and there since the Italian hypercar got in owners' hands, but this time around, a Porsche 918 Spyder was the ultra-expensive car that was met with the savagery of spontaneous combustion.

So what do we have in the video and photo gallery attached below? Well it's a carbonized Porsche 918 Spyder with a lot of foamy water drenching its cabin. To boot, the German hybrid hypercar's rear end has melted to the ground because of the fire's scorching heat. To boot, the exotic vehicle fire happened right next to a gas pump of an Esso service station north of Toronto, on Caledon's 14010 Hurontario Street.

Some reports claim the owner was refueling its V8-powered bruiser when God knows how a little bit of high-octane gasoline trickled on the super hot exhaust manifold and ignited this the inferno caught on film in the video below. It's hard to understand how the owner managed to get gasoline on the exhaust manifold, but considering the filler cap is incorporated on the right-side buttress, then maybe gasoline spilled there because the owner had to get the pistol from the left-hand side all the way to the right.

According to a Twitter user that happened to be at the scene of this unfortunate event, the owner of the 918 is a man called Michael Wekerle, a Bay Street bigwig with lots of millions under his belt. According to the report shared by the previously mentioned Twitter user, Michael has been previously charged for licking a woman's foot, embarking on a drunken escapade and injuring a hotel's doorman 3 years ago.

If the badly damaged 918 Spyder is really his car, then there's high probability the dude wasn't sober when the catastrophic incident happened last night. Too bad this blistering fast beast is beyond repair.

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