Lamborghini Huracan Breaks in Half, then Bursts into Flames in Chicago
It seems like accidents involving supercars tend to happen on a somewhat regular basis. Today, I’m here to talk about an accident involving a Lamborghini Huracan that met its untimely demise in the windy city over the weekend. Reports are still coming in from various sources, but as you can see from the image above, the Lambo not only split in half but caught on fire as well. Fortunately, witnesses on the scene were able to pull the drive from the wreckage just before it burst into flames.
For now, no official information has been released, but a report from NBC 5 out of Chicago says that witnesses claim a Lincoln MKS made contact with the Hurcane which ultimately sent it straight into the telephone pole that broke the car in half. The rear half continued in that direction until it struck a fence while the front half of the vehicle sat in the middle of the street. Reports indicate that the passenger cell that is built into the Huracan – much like that of other supercars like the McLaren 650S, for example – protected the driver like it was supposed to.
It’s an unfortunate happening for the driver of the Huracan – totaling a $240,000 car can ruin anyone’s week – but at least he walked away with his life. For now, Chicago police are still investigating the accident.
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Normally, the dash-cam videos we see from Russia involve a healthy dose of road rage or an attempt at insurance fraud, which is apparently a big thing there. Today, however, we’re looking at a video from early June that involves a Lamborghini acting like, well, a Mustang. The video was originally scrutinized by various media outlets as being fake, but other footage and images from the accident have since gone public, and the accident you see in this video is very real.
The Lamborghini itself has a chrome finish, which is why the video has a fake-looking element to it. After reviewing the video, it seems as if the driver of the now-smashed Lambo was attempting to bob and weave through traffic in some pretty nasty weather. It is clearly raining, but if you turn up the volume, it sounds like it could have been hailing as well. That said, the Lambo didn’t stand a change going balls to the wall in those conditions. As it passed the car with the dash cam, it lost control, veered across the highway, and nails the center median.
It’s unclear as to whether or not the driver of the Lambo was hurt, but we know his ego is bruised and he’s out one pretty sweet car. Sucks to be him. The SUV that the Lambo initially hit looks like it didn’t even get a scratch as the Lambo swings around it – something that added fuel to the possibility of the video being fake – and it doesn’t seem that any other vehicles were involved in the accident. With that said, hit the play button and watch some overly confident driver make an expensive mistake.
Mechanic Dies After Crashing Russian MMA fighter’s Lamborghini
It’s one thing to own or drive a vehicle like the Lamborghini Murcielago, and it’s another to push yourself and the car beyond the limit. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened recently when two men were transporting Russian MMA fighter Adam Yandiev’s Murcielago to a repair shop.
The driver, who was a Mechanic at a workshop in Moscow, was killed instantly. The passenger, who was found to be breathing but unconscious at the scene was transported to a hospital where, as of the time of this writing, he was alive but still in a coma. As you can see from the image, the car had to have been travelling at a high rate of speed at the time of impact, as the car was almost cut in half by the lamp pole.
We were able to find a video from the scene that was recorded from a GoPro camera on a motorcycle rider’s helmet. In the video description, the poster claims that an iron base column was bounced more than 90 feet away from the vehicle in the event of the collision. When the rider arrives at the scene, debris is seen pretty far away from the car itself.
Note: If you’re going to watch the video, be aware that it is quite graphic, as both passengers are still in the vehicle during the recording, and emergency personnel had yet to arrive. If you have a weak stomach or have children around, you might want to skip watching this one.
Well, it looks like yet another Lamborghini has met a fire-engulfed fate, but this time, it wasn’t at the hands of an idiotic owner that was trying to show off. The burned remains that you’re looking at here are those of a Lamborghini Huracán that was owned by David Mahler, the owner of H&O Investments in New Orleans.
See there is actually quite a story behind this torched Lambo. Recently, H&O Investments was named as the company that would remove a number of Confederate monuments around New Orleans. Shortly after Mahler was awarded the contract to remove the monument, death threats from those protesting the removal ensued. Mahler and his company pulled out of the job, but he still woke up yesterday morning to these sorry looking remains of his Huracán after being set ablaze.
Officials from the Baton Rouge Fire Department is currently conducting an investigation into the situation, with Mahler’s attorney suggesting that the circumstances around the torched Lambo are “extremely suspicious.” At this point, no word about the type of accelerant used or potential suspects has been reported. Until the local authorities come up with something, it looks like Mahler better start dealing with his insurance company.
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Ok, so the video above is only telling the half the story. A quick trip to our Facebook page tells the full tale of how this seemingly innocent Lamborghini ended up in flames on a bridge in Dubai.
To spoil the plot line, an apparent car connoisseur spotted the Lamborghini Aventador SV and his Ferrari 488 Spider-driving friend hot-rodding thought the crowded city streets and decided to capture the fun on his phone.
The trio of drivers come to a stop in the turning lane at a busy intersection, impeded by a traffic signal. The Ferrari and Lamborghini pass time by revving the snot out of their engines. As the Aventador SV’s 6.5-liter V-12 does on occasion, it started spitting flames from its center-mounted exhaust.
That’s when the naturally occurring Lambo pyrotechnics catch the rear bumper on fire. Yep, the 740-horsepower V-12 set itself ablaze. As the light turns green and despite the honking and hollering from the cameraman, the Lamborghini heads through the intersection – all the time fanning the flames.
It’s not long before the entire car is engulfed in fire. Though the video doesn’t exactly specify, it appears everyone involved escaped unharmed. Well, at least one man’s pride is severely bruised.
While it’s easy to make light of such a terrible situation, it goes to show how temperamental these high-strung hypercars can be. Let’s just hope he had insurance on this $400,000 bonfire.
Note: If you want to see how this all started check the video we shared on our Facebook page.
Illegal supercar street racing is a relatively recent phenomenon in China, yet there are already a few known hotspots for the activity. One of these is the Datun Lu tunnel, near Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing. This was the sight of what looks to have been a pretty violent crash involving a Ferrari 458 Spider and a Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera, although thankfully no one was seriously injured.
The tunnel is apparently used frequently for this sort of thing because it’s virtually deserted late at night, is well lit and is new enough that the pavement is nice and smooth. The participants were members of the local Sport Car Club (SCC), and friends of the two drivers were on the scene immediately to offer help. The whole thing started when the Ferrari hit the wall on its way into the tunnel and spun out. The Lamborghini was right behind and when it swerved to avoid the Ferrari, it hit the barrier instead. Police are working out who owns the cars, who was in them and whether or not they were actually speeding at the time, or if it just looks that way from the wreckage.
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In a bid to further emphasize how downright idiotic and dangerous it is to speed on a public road, the Hungarian police recently released the on-board video taken from a Lamborghini Huracán that was pretty much disintegrated after it crashed and burned following a 200-plus-mph run in traffic. This is, in fact, the first recorded Huracán crash ever, so it should get double points for also being caught on film. The event actually happened in September 2014, but it is only now that the footage has emerged on YouTube.
As you can see from the footage taken before the horrific accident, the two passengers were quite literally having a blast while the Lambo went 330 km/h (205 mph) more than once during not exactly light traffic on Hungary’s M7 highway, during the daytime. At about the 1:25 mark into the video, the car seemingly hit a defect in the road, causing the driver to lose control of the car while the speedometer was showing 313 km/h (194 mph). The end of the video shows a few photos of the aftermath, with the Verde Mantis Lamborghini Huracán having been turned into aluminum and carbon fiber ashes after it also caught fire from the crash.
Surprisingly, both occupants got themselves out of the wreck before it was engulfed by flames, with the smartphone-wielding passenger suffering serious but not life-threatening injuries. Not many other details are known at this point, except the fact that the driver is facing charges of reckless driving and endangerment. Maybe next time he’ll learn and drive to the nearest track before endangering the life of others on the road.
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One of the rarest versions of the Gallardo is the LP550-2 Malaysian Limited Edition, Only 20 examples were built,but like you can see on the pictures one of them have been destroyed after a terrible accident with a taxi in the city of Gua Musang, Malaysia.
BTW Converted from local currency, the supercar costed $554,000 !!
The supercar world is pretty much on fire lately. Literally! From Porsche 911 GT3s roasting on the streets to a Ferrari LaFerrari smoking while attending a hillclimb event. We’ve also seen a Ferrari FF burst into flames in Hong Kong and a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster catching fire during a media demonstration in Australia earlier this year.
Speaking of the Aventador, another example of Lamborghini’s fast and expensive supercar went through its baptism of fire. This time it happened on the German Autobahn and under peculiar circumstances. Specifically, the unfortunate Aventador just had its engine replaced and it was out on its first test drive with the brand-new, 6.5-liter V-12 under its hood. For some reason, the powerplant overheated in a matter of minutes and caught fire, which quickly spread toward the cabin.
By the time the firefighters arrived at the scene, the entire rear end and cabin of the vehicle had burned to a crisp. The front end of the orange Aventador was all that was left of the $400,000 supercar, now just a pile of melted metal with a "total loss" label on top. Fortunately, both the driver and passenger managed to get away from the burning car unscathed.
Details as to what caused the blaze are scarce, but it appears the replacement engine fitted in the Aventador had a faulty cooling system. Needless to say, that’s an issue you don’t want in any vehicle, but especially in an expensive supercar with a bull logo on its nose.
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It turns out a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder makes a pretty good bulldozer, as this closed-circuit video shows. A valet for the five-star Le Meridien hotel in Delhi, India allegedly lost control of the supercar as he waited for traffic to clear. It’s reported that damages exceed $335,000, including the Gallardo, the hotel, and the second car involved in the incident.
The video shows in good detail how the V-10-powered car gained momentum as it pushed a sedan out of its way before being stopped by a thick concrete wall. Thankfully, no one was injured other than the valet, who had reportedly worked for the hotel for 10 years. In fact, it’s likely the valet had driven the Lambo before, as its owner says the hotel staff had parked his car many times before without issue.
Unfortunately for the owner, the hotel is refusing to pay for the damages. Taking things into his own hands, the owner, who is said to be a businessman from Mumbai, filed a police report against the hotel and valet. What’s worse, high import taxes spike the Gallardo Spyder’s retail price far beyond what others around the world pay for the same car, hence the extravagant estimated cost of damages.
There is still no official word on what caused the valet to lose control of the Lamborghini, but perhaps he inadvertently dumped the clutch, got thrown back in the seat, and hit the gas. Either way, it’s a good possibility he’ll be looking for another job.
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Like most Italian supercars, the Lamborghini Aventador is no stranger to fires, with one example burning to a crisp somewhere in California a couple of years ago. More recently though, a roadster version caught fire in Australia, this time during a media demonstration on the Philip Island race track.
Shipped from Italy to Australia for prospective customers and automotive journalists to get a taste of its capabilities, the brand-new Aventador Roadster caught fire before the end of its first track day.
According to a report coming from Drive, the vehicle was being driven by a Top Gear Australia editor when flames started to come out from behind the cabin. The drive pulled over immediately, as instructed by the Lamborghini staff at the track, to allow for the fire to be extinguished.
Obviously unhappy with the embarrassing incident, Lamborghini asked those attending the Philip Island event not to write about it, the reports notes, adding that "at least one media outlet was forced to delete video footage and image of the Aventador burning."
There’s no official word as to what may have caused the flames to erupt, but people attending the event have told Drive that the supercar caught fire due to an oil leak on the exhaust. Lamborghini has commenced an investigation, but stressed that the incident wasn’t provoked by any issue in the design or construction of the Aventador.
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Lamborghini destroyed in I-196 crash
The Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 not only costs a medium-sized fortune, it also pumps 631 ponies from its 6.5-liter V-12 engine. That really should give you the confidence to not need to race anyone, as you would beat three-quarters of the cars on the road anyhow, especially a compact import econobox.
So when a “Toyota-type passenger car” pulls along side your $400K+ car and starts revving his little 4- or 6-banger, you should just look, smile, and carry on as normal. Apparently, a Michigan man didn’t get this memo, as he chose to allegedly fly down the highway with said Toyota-type car trailing – you do the math; sounds like a race to us – and proceeded to wreck his beautiful Murcielago.
This wasn’t just some little “oopsy” fender bender either. He put his pricey Lambo straight into a line of trees at a very high speed. On top of that, the car then turned into a very expensive ball of flames, leaving the Lambo a charred and melted mess. Fortunately, the driver got out of the car safely and only suffered a bump on the head and a huge bump in his wallet.
The only thing that comes to our mind is “Why?” Why on earth would you put so much effort into racing a freaking Toyota passenger car that you careen off of the road and slam your $400K+ car into the treeline? Hopefully this guy takes two lessons from this ordeal:
No. 1: Street racing is for tool bags that are attempting to compensate for something.
No. 2: Don’t race your $400K car against a Toyota... It’s bad Karma (Fiery Fisker pun intended).
A stunning black Lamborghini Murcielago recently crashed into a BMW Motorcycle dealership in Como, Italy, destroying eight motorcycles and sustaining massive exterior damage itself.
The driver reportedly lost control of the high-powered supercar a few days ago, although no additional details have been released about why the driver lost control. We suspect speed was a factor.
Fortunately, both the driver and passenger managed to escape the incident uninjured. However, the eight motorcycles and Lamborghini involved weren’t so lucky. After losing control, the Murcielago speared into the dealership which was lined with motorcycles, while the showroom itself also suffered damage, this time only minor.
As a result of the destruction caused by this crash, the repair and replacement bill is set to spiral into the hundreds of thousands of dollars as the Murcielago is likely to be a complete write-off while all motorcycles will have to be replaced.
Check out the full gallery, if you can bear the destruction.
The Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder Performante is unquestionably the ultimate expression of what a convertible supercar can be. Despite it being almost exactly the same as its coupe sibling, Lamborghini did implement a number of unique features on the Spyder variant, but unfortunately a crash in Houston means that there is one less of these incredible cars roaming American streets.
As you can see from the following pictures, the crash was quite serious and took place at around 9pm on Westheimer Road, in Houston, but fortunately, no occupants were killed in the accident although the female passenger had to be cut out of the wreckage by the Houston Police Department. She complained of neck pain, but was able to move her arms and legs, as well as hold a conversation.
It’s not yet known exactly what caused the crash as the investigation has not yet began in earnest, but an eye witness did report seeing the car traveling at high speeds through the city streets before flipping for a reason also not known. Turns out, the female driver of the Performante was racing another Lamborghini, also being driven by a female.
This latest crash marks yet another exotic meeting its fate this week, after an extremely-rare One-77 was involved in an incident just a couple of days ago.
It always pains us to bring forth news of any car burning to a crisp, especially a supercar, but this one was just too ‘good’ to pass up. The Lamborghini Aventador has only been on the market for a couple of months, and in that time, the Murcielago’s successor seems to be a raging success. That is, however, until the black example pictured above went up in flames in southern California recently.
We all remember the horrible run of fires which plagued the Ferrari 458 Italia in 2010, and we sincerely hope that this doesn’t hint at a possible problem in the latest supercar from Sant’Agata, Italy. Initial reports suggest that the fire began in the engine bay, before the unfortunate owner pulled over to watch their brand new hypercar send a plume of black smoke into the atmosphere.
Whoever owns this car, no matter how wealthy there are, will definitely feel it in their bank account as it’s worth in excess of $350,000 and is a complete write off.
Just as a quick reminder, the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 features an all-new 6.5-liter V12 engine producing 692BHP (700PS) and 509 lb-ft of torque at 5,500 rpm. As a result of this immense power, and the appropriately named ‘Thrust mode,’ the Aventador can sprint from 0-62 mph in just 2.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 217 mph.
However, this unfortunate example will never reach those speeds again, as it’ll be sent straight to the scrap yard. We just have to wonder if it was one of the examples that was rumored to be recalled back in December 2011 with "software issues."
Driving on snow can be tricky and we’re sure that everyone who tried it has some pretty interesting experiences. However, not many of you can tell they had the chance to drive a Lamborghini Aventador on snow and loose control just in front of the spy photographers!
The spy photographers who witnessed the incident said: "Originally, our photographer thought the car coming down the road was an Aventador Roadster prototype. As the car approached the intersection, at a speed that appeared faster than the posted speed limit, the driver lost control, skidded through the intersection and crashed into a large snow bank."
Of course you can imagine he wasn’t very happy about the all situation and came to the photographer in a fairly aggressive manner. The problem is that while trying to do so he nearly fallen down. The good this is that an Audi A6 allroad, equipped with a winch, came to pull the raging bull out of the snow. In the end both the driver and the car was unhurt and the all incident ended with a thumbs up!
For the benefit of those who are fanatics of Lamborghini Gallardos, this video just might be a little too much to stomach. But if you enjoy the spectacle of supercar crashes - injuries notwithstanding - then check out how a Lamborghini owner managed to destroy his beloved Gallardo in spectacular fashion.
As is the case most of the time with these exotic crashes, the scene for this episode is a rather busy highway where two Gallardos - an orange and a green one - are trying to stretch their legs with their Italian supercar. We understand the adrenaline of putting the pedal to the metal when it comes to cars like the Gallardo, but we also are aware of the dangerous ramifications that could happen should anything go wrong.
Apparently, these two idiots either forgot that memo or they just couldn’t care less.
In the middle of their public showboating, the driver of the green Gallardo inexplicably lost control of his LP 560-4 - yeah, it has AWD - sending it into a massive tailspin before crashing in to the center cement divider.
As you can expect, when that happens, cement always wins.
A poor decision to race that was compounded by some less-than-stellar racing skills all add up to a pretty dinged up supercar and a more than expensive repair bill.
A few months ago, there was a turquoise Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce that was clamped just outside the high-end mall Harrods in London. You might also recall a Koenigsegg CCXR joining the Lambo in getting clamped by local authorities for parking in a no-parking zone.
Well, that special-edition Al-Thani Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce is back in the headlines, only this time, it’s in a lot worse condition from the last time we saw it with those bright yellow discs clamped on their wheels.
According to a recent report, the LP670-4 SuperVeloce was involved in a car accident with a BMW E60 M5 at Hyde Park in London. A witness who saw the crash said that the BMW lost control and hit the central reservation before bouncing off and slamming into the unfortunate Murcielago. Fortunately, no one was injured from the high-profile accident, although we’re quite certain that those two cars will merit some serious fixing with the distinct possibility that one or both may be beyond repairs at this point.
Very tough to see those vehicles, especially that special edition Lamborghini, get wasted just like that.
A few days ago, we featured a pretty unnerving crash of an Underground Racing-tuned Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera doing a standing-mile run at the Texas Mile. While the previous video didn’t capture the crash itself, this new one does – clearly.
During a standing-mile run with the car that was running at 240 mph and supposedly came with 1,500 horsepower to 1,900 horsepower, strong crosswinds caused the Gallardo Superleggera to veer off-track after deploying its parachute, sending it straight into a patch of grass and into a pretty big demarcation. The resulting collision caused the supercar to go airborne and flip over multiple times before crashing into a heap.
Miraculously, the man behind the wheel of the tuned-up supercar, Richard Holt, not only survived the crash but, thanks in large part to all the safety features in the car, managed to walk out of the unbelievable crash with his limbs intact and only minor injuries.
Check out the video to see how the Gallardo Superleggera went from an awesome car to a disturbing piece of twisted metal in a matter of seconds.
There are some accidents that are just completely unavoidable. With these types of accidents, you have no other option but to chalk it up to being at the wrong place, at the wrong time. This, unfortunately, isn’t one of them. A Porsche dealership in Laval, Quebec was servicing a Lamborghini Gallardo when a mechanic, after doing the necessary alignments on the car, decided to take it out for a spin despite of the less-than-ideal weather conditions.
While doing some test runs on the car, the mechanic lost control of it and ended up crashing it into a traffic light pole with the force of the crash causing the post to fall straight into the Gallardo.
It got a lot stranger when the Porsche dealership, who technically didn’t get permission from the driver to test run the car in the wet conditions, refused to pay any sort of compensation for the damages done to the car. We’re smelling a lawsuit here.
Whatever the case may be, this incident is a tough way to crash a Lamborghini Gallardo, and we’ve seen plenty of them in our time.
We certainly hope this isn’t becoming a trend similar to the one that plagued the Ferrari 458 Italia, but there’s beginning to be an increasing number of incidents involving Lamborghini car crashes.
There was an incident involving a Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Roadster that crashed last weekend. Turn the calendar a few more days and we have another Lambo meeting the same fate. This time, the supercar is a Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce that crashed after two mechanics in Germany decided to take it for a nice little joyride after having its oil changed. As is the case with reckless mechanics these days, they ended up crashing the LP670-4 SuperVeloce so bad that the two suffered some pretty serious injuries.
And if that isn’t enough, the incurring damages resulting from the crash are a staggering €400,000 – that’s over half-a-million dollars if you convert it to Benjamins.
Talk about a double whammy, huh? We’re just hoping that those two mechanics recover from their injuries, although we’re thinking that the pain from the accident won’t be as bad as having to foot the bill for repairing that crashed Lamborghini.
How’s this for a major fire bummer. A beautiful Lamborghini Murcielago was spotted in Brooklyn, New York earlier today, but, unfortunately, this exotic beauty had nothing beautiful about it. That is, unless, you find burning exotic cars beautiful.
There are a number of speculations going around from witnesses at the scene as to how the Lamborghini ended up being toasted. One of them being that the crisped Murcielago was stolen by two men who eventually decided that stealing a $350,000 supercar wasn’t fun enough. Apparently, the two men upped the ante by lighting it on fire. Another witness, however, said that the supercar just caught fire inexplicably, which wouldn’t be too far out of the realm of the imagination considering that these cars have been prone to catch fire on occasion.
We don’t know which story carries more weight and, quite frankly, we don’t really care how the Lamborghini Murcielago burned down, only that it did. And that in itself is enough to dampen our spirits.
There used to be 10Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV China Editions. Key phrase in that sentence would be "used to be". Yes, unfortunately, we have received word that one of those supercars have seen an untimely death. It was in a pretty serious accident on June 6th in Beijing and the pictures depict just that.
Apparently, the driver was going 180 km/h when he lost control, left the road, and struck a group of trees before coming to rest 100 meters down the road. Thankfully, there were no pedestrians on the road and both passengers were okay even though they were not wearing their seat belts.