There’s now one less Lamborghini Huracan Performante in the world.
Imagine helplessly watching your prized supercar burst into flames and burn to a crisp, all because of someone else’s negligence. Sadly, this is what happened to the unfortunate owner of a Lamborghini Huracan Performante in St Louis, Missouri, recently. The blue Lamborghini had just finished taking part in the 10-day Goldrush Rally from Las Vegas to Boston. During the journey home, the owner stopped at a gas station to fill up along with his friend in a Gallardo Spyder.
While the owner was inside the shop paying for their gasoline, a Chrysler Town & Country not associated with the rally drove off with the pump still attached to the car’s fuel filler. Consequently, gasoline sprayed onto the Huracan Performante’s hot engine bay and ignited the fuel almost instantly. A dramatic video posted on Instragram shows the resulting inferno that caused people on the street nearby to scramble for cover. Fire fighters tackled the blaze but it was too late to save the burning Lambo, so the world now has one less Huracan Performante. Thankfully, nobody was hurt, and the incident could have been far worse if the fire spread to the fuel pumps.
“As soon as we walked in, we saw a massive fireball out the window,” the owner wrote on Instagram. “We all ran out of the gas station to the other side of the road. At this point, we had no idea what happened or whose car(s) were on fire. We dialed 911 and when the fire was out you could see that his car was completely burned down, our red one just covered in ash.” Luckily, an enthusiast was recording the exotics at the gas station and captured the minivan owner’s mistake. Police have tracked them down and “everything will be taken care of.”