When a 2.7-crore Lamborghini caught fire in Delhi

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 26, 2015 01:00 IST
A Lamborghini Gallardo caught fire at Badarpur area of South Delhi. (HT Photo)

A super-luxurious Lamborghini Gallardo suddenly went up in flames in south Delhi's Badarpur area on Monday.

The driver of the Italian supercar, which comes at a price tag of Rs 2.7 crore, managed to escape without any injuries, onlookers said.

Initial reports suggested that a leakage in the oil tank of the car, which was on its way back from a service centre, was the flash point. Photographs of the car, which were widely circulated on social media, also confirmed that the fire erupted somewhere in the engine.

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Lamborghini Gallardo catches fire in South Delhi, driver escapes without injuries

This is what happens when you don't get company-fitted CNG cylinder in your car! #Lamborghini #delhi pic.twitter.com/EJLNzcteYl

The car was later towed to the Badarpur police station for further investigation.


Gallardo, which was discontinued in 2013, is a rear-engine car with a 5.5 litre V10 engine. During its 10 years of production run, Lamborghini sold over 14,000 units worldwide, making it the best seller from the Italian car maker.

Huracan, launched in 2014, is Lamborghini's current flagship model in the market.

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