Get a custom Q13 forecast and severe weather alerts in your inbox

WATCH: Show-off driver tries impressing bystanders by revving Lamborghini’s engine, catches car on fire instead

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

LONDON, England —  We’d call it schadenfreude if it had happened to a Mercedes.

But it was a Lamborghini that caught fire in London late last week after the driver tried to show off the $400,000 supercar by revving its engine on the street.

Multiple videos posted on YouTube show the scene as it happened.

The driver starts up the Lamborghini Aventador and then as a crowd gathers the engine is revved and moments after flames shoot from the tail pipe a back section of the car catches fire.

Quickly the driver exits the car and using what looks to be an item of clothing tries to extinguish the flame with no success.

At one point the driver even seems to try and blow the flames out with his own mouth.

Nope, that doesn’t work either.

That’s when the driver gets back into the car and takes off which only fans the flames to grow even larger.

In another video posted on YouTube the driver at this point pulls a u-turn in the street and tries to race away the other direction.   Still the fire keeps burning and eventually the driver is forced to pull over a face the fact that his half-a-million-dollar car is literally on fire.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

1 Comment

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.