Video: Lamborghini Aventador catches fire in Tokyo

The world sadly lost a Lamborghini Aventador overnight, following a fire in its engine compartment that completely engulfed the supercar in flames.

The events transpired out front of the Eifukuchō station, late at night in Tokyo’s lavish Suginami district. The driver is nowhere to be seen, and reportedly left the blaze to search for help. Emergency firefighters apparently took several minutes to reach the burning supercar.

As you can see in the video below, the end result is one very burnt bull as firefighters struggled against the thick flames escaping the engine bay. The exact cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

Lamborghini has limited numbers of the Aventador at 4000 units. The moulds used to create the carbon-fibre monocoque can only be used for 500 units each, and Lamborghini has made only eight moulds. Limited production also helps to maintain value through exclusivity for owners.

Alexi is a contributing news journalist and junior road tester at PerformanceDrive. He has a passion and appreciation for the engineering in cars, as well as new technologies that lessen the impact on the environment. His dream cars are an M3 to drive to work, and a LaFerrari for the weekend.

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