New Lamborghini Gallardo ravaged by fire

New Lamborghini Gallardo ravaged by fire
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Another super car has gone up in flames, this time it was a Lamborghini that bit the dust. This Gallardo caught fire yesterday outside a pub in England. This was not the work of rowdy soccer hooligans, but an unidentified malfunction that makes this the second Gallardo to inexplicably catch on fire in the past few months.

New Lamborghini Gallardo ravaged by fire
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Two men were test-driving the car when they have noticed smoke coming out from the engine bay. They tried to extinguish the fire while waiting for the fire fighters, but as you can see the duo was quite unsuccessful because the Italian exotic still burned to the ground.


Source: Jalopnik

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  (780) posted on 02.10.2010

We were that unsafe in the 1970s! Well, if that happened on the road in real life, that would have probably cost somebody their lives. Luckily with today’s technology, cars are safer and the roads are easier to deal with.

  (1023) posted on 02.10.2010

Who cares on which one is faster? This one is toast anyways. Must have been some technical issues or something. I wonder if in events wherein it’s the technical stuff of the car that went wrong, even with proper maintenance and driving, will they give you another car?

BMWM6  (488) posted on 07.10.2009

ok thanks for the information

Uncia  (868) posted on 07.10.2009

I said that a LP560-4 Gallardo is faster than a base F-430, but once again, this article is about a base gallardo, not a LP560-4, and a base F-430 is faster than a base Gallardo.

Interesting site, by the way.

BMWM6  (488) posted on 07.10.2009

www . wreckedexotics . com

BMWM6  (488) posted on 07.10.2009

My understanding was that you meant Lamborghinis in general and you also said ferraris of the same type are faster

Now youre telling me the gallardos faster

Check this website out

It has similar amounts of fires happening to all exotic cars

you will have to look deeper to find the ones that are burned and the ones that are crashed

Uncia  (868) posted on 07.9.2009

First of all, yes; a Gallardo LP560-4 is faster than an F-430, but as you can see from the photo, this is NOT a LP560-4 but rather a base version, as evidenced by the wheels and front intakes. Second of all, there was indeed an Enzo that caught fire a few weeks ago, but that car is six or seven years old, and a car-fire might be expected - depending on the amount of abuse its engine has had over the last couple of years. This Gallardo, on the other hand, is relatively new, as the article states that the two men in the car were "test-driving" it.

In addition, Corvettes are not exotics, and even if you do wish to classify them as such, that particular fire occured because someone set fire to the car... not because of a mechanical failure.

BMWM6  (488) posted on 07.9.2009

thats what R&T got but the F-430 can also go in the 1/4 mile at 11.7

BMWM6  (488) posted on 07.9.2009

yes that probably is true but the current Gallardo LP560-4 runs the 1/4 in 11.2

what about the enzo that was burned a few weeks ago or the corvette

Uncia  (868) posted on 07.9.2009


According to RoadandTrack Magazine’s testing, a Gallardo tested at $255,761 ran the quater mile in 12.1 sec@116.9 mph, while a $248,903 F430 did 12.0 sec at 119.6 mph.

True, many exotics do catch fire, but those cases are mostly the result of their owners pushing them too hard. Lamborghinis are the only supercar frequently known to experience major mechanical issues in everyday driving conditions.

BMWM6  (488) posted on 07.8.2009

sorry your correct it is a gallardo with the trunk lid angled the black space looks like its part of the light

BMWM6  (488) posted on 07.8.2009

To me that looks like a murcilago

Uncia could you tell me what ferrari is faster than a lamborghini of similar price

And Its not just lambos that get on fire ferraris get on fire too lots of exotic cars get on fire

Uncia  (868) posted on 07.8.2009

I’m suprised Lamborghini is still around when similarly priced ferraris are faster and can actually get you home.

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