The car reportedly belongs to Aleem Iqbal, a social media star known as "Lord Aleem".
A fiery crash near Manchester, England has left two people injured after a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ collided with a Mazda CX-5, reports the country's Daily Mail. Video footage taken by commuters shows the pricey supercar engulfed by flames, as emergency services battle to douse the raging fire.
Rescue officials said the two occupants traveling in the Aventador were taken to the hospital for treatment. It seems the driver of the Mazda escaped without harm, as no other injuries were reported. The cause of the accident is unknown, but law enforcement has launched an inquiry into the chilling crash.
The vehicle in question is believed to belong to Aleem Iqbal, social media superstar, and CEO of Platinum Executive Travel, a high-end rental car agency. According to Iqbal (also known as Lord Aleem), the one-of-one Aventador SVJ was customized by Lamborghini's Ad Personam department.
Painted in a unique color called Viola Ashifa - named after Iqbal's mother - the Lamborghini has amassed a huge following on social media. Interestingly, Iqbal also acquired a Huracan in the same color. In a YouTube video posted in 2019, the influencer said the Aventador is his private car. "It won't be available for hire, this is my baby. I cannot wait for it to be delivered."
But, according to his company's website, the SVJ is available to rent at an unspecified cost. Based on Iqbal's latest Instagram posts, he's not in the UK, so it's safe to assume he was not behind the wheel.
We're guessing the Lamborghini was booked out for hire when it met with its untimely demise. If found to be responsible for the accident, the driver will face hefty fees and certainly won't be getting their deposit back. The most important thing, however, is that nobody was killed in this serious accident.
Social media users took to Instagram to express their sadness over the loss of this bespoke Raging Bull. "RIP SVJ," wrote several individuals. Iqbal, who seems to attract negative attention over his lavish lifestyle, also received some harsh comments.
"Can't keep Lambo's on the road, can you lad," posted another user. This snide comment is in reference to a 2014 incident when four of the CEO's Lamborghinis were set alight by an arsonist.
The self-proclaimed Lord Aleem uploaded a photo of himself with the unique Lambo just one week ago, with a caption promising an exciting new project. Iqbal is yet to comment on the incident himself through his own social media channels or via a Platinum Executive Travel statement.
The roadway has since been cleared, but commuters were reportedly stuck on the M62 for three hours as emergency services tended to the victims and battled to put the fire out. Now that Lamborghini has officially ceased production of the Aventador, it seems that Iqbal may never be able to recreate his cherished supercar again.
And that's a shame. Whatever your personal opinions on the controversial influencer may be, it's a shame when any car, especially a one-of-one creation with sentimental value, is lost to the car gods.