If we punched ourselves for every burned down sports car we’ve seen in recent years, our face would be indistinguishable by now. However, no matter how many times we’ve seen these exotic beauties get engulfed in flames, the pain remains the same.

Take this brand new, matte black Audi R8 V8 for example. With only 20 km on its odometer and being taken out for a standard test run, the R8 inexplicably catches fire as it was running along the A67 highway in Someren in the Netherlands. No word yet on what caused the fire, only that it happened without any hint or warning. Luckily, both the driver and the passenger managed to get out of the car in time.



Source: Autogespot

Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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  (407) posted on 05.18.2010

awts here comes the boom... but where is the crew? camera man, director? just like Hollywood, am I right?

  (570) posted on 05.14.2010

huh i wonder what causes the fire.

  (666) posted on 05.13.2010

oh ouch... I smell burning rubber and oil. just kidding... well that was a bad day to it’s owner for sure. His lovely car gone into ashes.

  (555) posted on 05.12.2010

That was horrible, I think there are something wrong to this Audi R8 V8 engine, maybe those super cars engine can’t managed enough a long trip that’s why it get burned.

  (428) posted on 05.12.2010

Sorry for the R8! Your car is toast, dude. Maybe the fuel line had some leak plus the r8 is using a high octane gas. With this event there is no doubt that i wont catch fire.

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