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  • Anon

    This is a mid-engined (super) car that’s had problems with engine fires. Looking at the burn pattern, it seems to have started at the engine. I don’t see much reason to suspect foul play from the photo alone.

    • AnonV2

      +451. Italian super cars have a propensity for self-immolation.

      • jdre

        Isn’t that just Ferraris?

        • Anon

          … and Alfa’s, and Lambo’s, and … you can pretty much name most mid-engine cars from around the world and they likely have a relatively high engine fire risk. To be fair, many of these cars are driven hard on the track without getting the meticulous maintenance that they require.

        • Circle Thomas

          The Murciélago (which this was) has been recalled for fire, as has the Gallardo. A quick Google image search of “Murciélago fire” reveals pages of images of these things en fuego.

        • contrarian

          Anyone remember the Fiero? Also tended to burn that way.

  • Spookiness

    Somebody has a pi$$ed off girlfriend or can’t afford the insurance/payments.

  • anonymous

    Ha. I just watched a video about one week ago of a guy driving one of these. As he was mashing the gas revving the car up at a stop light, flames shot from the tail pipes and caught fire. The driver didn’t realize this and everyone was honking there horns trying to get him to stop. He eventually stopped and the car burned to a pile of scrap. His face was planted in his palms.

    • You can insure these just like regular cars. Costs vary by model, but should be about $2-7K per year.

      • ExWalbridgeGuy

        $600 a month for insurance on a Lamborghini Murcielago? No way, dude. No way.

  • AsAMother

    Oh man, I saw this guy driving through Dupont just last Wednesday. I remember because I was thinking how tacky the color was, and because he was driving exactly how you’d expect someone with a car like that to drive: little regard for pedestrians, driving too fast, and parking where there was clearly marked no parking signs.

  • charlie

    Hey — you win a complementary car2go membership!

  • jdre

    Was this the rag top that had the rag top mostly torn off? I saw a Lambo parked at about 7th and Indiana a month ago that (might have been green) but had the soft top replaced with hefty bags in the rain. Classssss.

  • uhmm

    Painful? I’d say satisfying.

  • Eric

    Was Johnny Manziel in town recently?

  • jim_ed

    Aw man, this reminds me of when some dudes tried to jack Cam’ron’s Lambo after Howard Homecoming because he was shinin too hard for the haters. (really its just an excuse to share the WaPo article about it with his amazing quotes at the hospital)
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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/23/AR2005102301334.html

    • anonymous

      Ahh man the good ole DC days. Yeah things have realllly changed!

    • SWChick

      “I got shot 2 times and my album comes out Nov 22nd” lmao. Thank you for this. I laughed.

    • Julz

      “I got shot three times and my album comes out Nov. 22,”

  • Charles

    Eh, I’d say a modestly-priced car that someone depended on to get to the job that pays their bills would be a much more painful thing to see. A rich twit’s plaything can burn with little real consequence, while someone who can’t afford comprehensive insurance is going to be hurting much more. A thing’s expense does not necessarily imply its value.

    • Ryan

      Was going to say the exact same thing. I’m shedding no tears over this.

    • Shaw

      +1,000,000. I’m a lot more upset when I see something unfortunate happen to someone who likely doesn’t have either the insurance or personal resources to recover from it. If this person could afford that car, they can afford to hire people to cry for their loss. I’m not going to give away any tears for free on this one, but I’ll drive my 16 year old sedan to this car’s funeral if they’ll pay me a thousand bucks to go. I’ll even poke myself with a pin to make myself cry for an extra $250.

    • dcd

      Oh, good grief. In the words of everyone’s favorite drill sergeant, lighten up, Francis.

      • Ryan

        This is a $400,000 car. Why are you upset some millionaire had a minor inconvenience?

  • dcd

    The parking attendant really did a number on this one.

    [20 comments, and this is the first Ferris Bueller reference? Man, I’m old.]

  • anonymous

    haters are out today!

    • Shaw

      It’s not haters. I assure you, I am equally devastated by this as I was to hear that Mrs. Astor lost two of her finest furs in the sinking of the Titanic. Like that unthinkable loss of such fine craftsmanship, this has absolutely ruined my whole day.

      • Anon

        Those poor minks will never again see the light of day!

  • kanon

    My friend is a dc firefighter and responded to this, it was a few weeks ago (he posted a pic on fb 11/15). He said no one was hurt, fortunately.

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