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Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder catches fire, the flames make it totally unrecognizable
A yellow 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo Spider was completely engulfed in flames and was unrecognizable. The sad end of the Italian supercar occurred in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
The car was located at Avenida Raja Gabáglia, near BH Shopping, in the Belvedere neighbourhood. Pictures circulating on social media show the moment the fire breaks out and the driver barely makes it out of the car in time. According to the fire department, no one was injured.
The car is a 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder. It has a value of about 180,000 euros.
We are in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
On Saturday afternoon, March 25, an accident occurred in Belo Horizonte that attracted the attention of the media and sports car enthusiasts. A yellow Lamborghini Spider, a 2008 Gallardo Spyder, suddenly caught fire while driving along the famous Avenida Raja Gabáglia, near the BH Shopping shopping center.
Driver manages to get to safety
Fortunately, the driver of the vehicle managed to escape from the burning vehicle without being injured. Thanks to the driver's quick reflexes, the accident did not result in any fatalities or injuries, thus preventing a further tragedy.
The uncontainable flames
The Lamborghini, however, was completely destroyed by flames that ravaged the car from all sides, as can be seen from videos circulated on social media. Firefighters immediately responded to contain the fire. The firefighters' intervention was quick and effective, preventing the fire from spreading.
The value of the car gone up in smoke
The value of the 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo Spider was around 180,000 euros. The vehicle, one of the symbols of made in Italy in the world, was considered a luxury and prestigious object. Some fans of the brand even considered it a true work of art on four wheels.
Causes of the accident
Firefighters are currently investigating the cause of the accident. It has not yet been possible to identify the cause of the fire that destroyed the sports car. However, there are several Lamborghini models that have caught fire in traffic. One reason lies in the architecture of the supercar itself. Starting with Countach, whose first prototype was unveiled in 1970, engineers have always installed two tanks on the sides, between the passenger compartment and the engine compartment.
The uninsured car
According to the reconstruction of events, the owner of the vehicle told the fire brigade that the car was not insured. This is completely unexpected news given that this is a luxury car. In the case of traffic accidents, especially with a car of this value, insurance is an indispensable obligation. After the flames, the car was completely destroyed and unrecognisable.