Lamborghini Aventador SV Fire In Dubai May Be The First
UPDATE 09/07 @ 3:25 EST: Looks like the car in question is not an Aventador SV, but it’s actually a Aventador 50th Anniversary Roadster with SV stickers – notice in the headline image the roof is off. The SV Roadster has not been released yet.
Here’s a before/after of the exact car in question, and further proof of the car not being an SV include not having the SV center locking wheels, nor does it have the proper SV front bumper; the SV stickers are also not in the correct location.
The Aventador SV was just recently released a few months ago with many deliveries happening in the middle east, but also in the middle of their brutal summers where temperatures can regularly exceed 125 degrees fahrenheit, 52 degrees celsius. Before being released, most cars have to undergo many thousands of miles of heat environmental testing, but factory defects still can occur.
Unfortunately that happened earlier today in Dubai where this Lamborghini Aventador SV fire, and it may be the first Aventador SV fire to date. It happened earlier today near the Dubai Marina and it looks like the flame started in the engine bay, then proceeded to consume the entire car. Safe to say this Aventador is toast.
Thankfully, it doesn’t look like anyone was injured.
The Lamborghini Aventador SV is a special edition of the “standard” Aventador which is limited to just 600 examples. It has a 6.5 liter naturally aspirated V12 which produces 740 hp and 509 lb-ft of torque.
Jalopnik received some additional information from ArabGT regarding the incident:
Jalopnik received the tip from ArabGT’s Osama Farkh, who wrote that this Aventador SV is supposed to be the version that can handle the extremely high temperatures of the UAE, but that authorities have already apparently determined that the fault is with the manufacturer.
Here are a couple of videos of the fire as it was happening, as well as the aftermath.
It’s always shocking to see an exotic car being lost to a fire, especially due to a factory defect, but it’s times like this where we can be grateful that no people were harmed. At the end of the day, the insurance company will simply cut the owner a check for the losses, and he or she will go purchase something else.
Image Credit: Arab GT, Tip by HAH
Video Credit: Velocity Crew and James V Youtube
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