Story By: John Feng, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report
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A man who borrowed his friend’s 685,000-GBP Lamborghini for a Chinese New Year spin has written off the supercar after it caught fire and burnt to a crisp following a high-speed crash.
The stunning yellow Lamborghini, which appears to be an Aventador SV, was found completely engulfed in flames by the side of the Dongyang-Yongkang Expressway on 9th February.
Authorities in the city of Yongkang, which is in East China’s Zhejiang Province, stopped traffic on the motorway and put out the flames in just five minutes.
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However, the whole supercar, which costs an eye-watering 6 million RMB (685,200 GBP) after tax in China, had become nothing but a charred shell in the 10 minutes before they arrived.
The driver of the Lamborghini, who has been identified by his surname Li, said he had borrowed the car from a friend for his Chinese New Year trip back to his hometown of Ningde in the neighbouring province of Fujian.
He claims he had been going over 60 mph when the car just 65 feet in front of him suddenly braked, forcing him to do the same on the road surface which had been made slippery by rain.
The Lamborghini spun out of control and slammed into the roadside crash barrier before its engine caught fire.
“After the back of the car hit the crash barrier, I looked in the rear-view mirror and saw smoking coming from the engine,” Li said.
He added: “I immediately called for help on my phone and didn’t even have time to grab any of my belongings. In the few short minutes that followed, the entire car was on fire.”
“At least I got out in time,” he said.
Yongkang traffic police are still looking into the incident.