Lamborghini Aventador Fitted with New Engine Bursts into Flames

The Lamborghini Aventador is one of the best hypercars ever produced by the Raging Bull. It is backed by an impressive amount of awards to show that I am not the only throttling heart to feel that way. Recently, an orange Lamborghini Aventador met its flaming end on Germany’s famed autobahn, apparently overheating, yet the details are a bit on the fascinating end.

Lamborghini Aventador

Gone in 60 MPH? A pricey Lamborghini Aventador with a replaced engine meets its flaming end on the fastest road: Germany’s autobahn. What happened?

It seems that this particular Lamborghini Aventador was fitted with a new engine. Soon after the replacement it overheated and caught fire–resulting in a complete loss. It was not made clear, however, if it was another Aventador engine that it was fitted with or an aftermarket tuning project gone awry. Engine swaps can be quite exciting enterprises, but they need to be managed correctly by those with much experience and…well…the brains of an engineer. A well-known high-performance aftermarket tuner is typically a good call, rather than a discount Joe. Either way, it would be interesting to know more dirt about what engine ignited on the Autobahn.

Lamborghini Aventador

The standard engine for the Lamborghini Aventador is a thirsty 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 pushing forth 700 horses and 510 pound-feet of torque. It takes a mere 3 seconds to reach the 60 mile per hour marker and can get up to around 220 miles per hour at top speed. How fast was this Aventador going when it caught on fire on a road with no speed limit? Mum is the word. As far as insurance, it should be covered if it was in fact a proper Lamborghini engine installed by those authorized. If it was not and no pre-negotiated terms existed with the insurance carrier, the driver could be left burning with a total out of pocket loss.

Lamborghini Aventador

It is unclear how the front vanished after firefighters where on the scene.

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