“That’s a burning Gallardo” slideshow from Top gear has got a new entry in the form of this Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera in Seattle.
That scene from the old Top Gear is priceless, where Jeremy, Richard and May mock the case of Lamborghini Gallardo sports cars spontaneously bursting into flames. Now we have come across security camera footage from Seattle which will probably show up in the next season of Amazon Prime’s The Grand Tour. Yep, it’s a burning Gallardo.
Unlike most other clips which show a Gallardo being licked up by flames or being reduced to a burning crisp of a wreck, this footage shows everything from the very beginning. It’s not at all a pleasant sight to see the Italian machine being consumed by fire.
The footage more than 11 minutes long and shows the driver and passenger driving along the freeway in Seattle in what looks like just another calm and quiet morning drive. The white Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera is then pulled over and you still don’t see any signs of the disaster to follow. But the occupants had seen what’s coming.
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The moment the driver opened the engine bay, smoke and fire erupts from within. His initial attempt was to douse the fire with a water bottle. That didn’t work out at all. Borrowing a fire extinguisher from the nearby building didn’t help either. That’s no match for the inferno and thankfully emergency services were alerted by then.
The response time from the Seattle Fire Department is praiseworthy here, as the fire truck reached the spot in five minutes flat and the doused the flames in another five. The Gallardo doesn’t look so well after the flames were put out. It’s a blackened, charred mess now.
The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera is the lighter and more powerful version of the standard 570-4. With its 5.2-liter V10 capable of churning out 562 hp of power, the Superleggera can clock a top speed of 202 mph.
Source: Michael B YouTube Channel