Saturday, 20. December 2014
19. 08. 14. - 16:00
It's too posh to be a hot rod.
But when this 150,000 GBP Lamborghini went up in flames on a Japanese highway, the driver almost matched its 0-60 time as he fled the burning carcass.
The rare acid-green Murcielago was engulfed in flames on a Tokyo express-way leaving the four-wheel-drive supercar a charred wreck within a few minutes.
The V12 121 mph motor went from 0 to 1700 degrees Fahrenheit faster than the 2.9 seconds it takes the Italian sports car to sprint from 0-62mph.
"It's a place where people cruise their cool cars so there are always lots of people watching," said witness Itaru Koda.
"It burned out so quickly. What a beautiful car but what a sensational end. It really did go out in a blaze of glory.
"But that's supercars for you, they even look cool when they're on fire," he added.
But some internet users were less impressed.
One said: "It’s a waste, but that color sure is dorky.
"Lamborghini or not, that shade of green is just ridiculous. It looks like a metallic grasshopper," another wrote.
The Murcielago was named after a legendary Spanish fighting bull that was allowed to live after it was still standing following 24 strokes of a matador's sword.
Murcielago went on to sire calves with 70 cows at the Miura ranch, located near Seville, in southern Spain, that are known for being large and ferocious.
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