Things got a little too hot for the driver of a Lamborghini, whose exotic Italian car went up in flames on the Tokyo expressway on Sunday.
A lot of Tokyo’s streets are narrow and congested, but the Rainbow Bridge usually makes for a pleasant cruise course. Connecting central Tokyo with the man-made island and fashionable entertainment district of Odaiba, the bridge stretches over Tokyo Bay and provides dramatic views of where the city meets the sea.
But while you can always catch a glimpse of the Tokyo skyline or Odaiba’s famous Ferris wheel, motorists on the Rainbow Bridge could also see a 25 million-yen Lamborghini Murcielago. The mid-engine supercar is rare enough in any condition, but even those who’ve already seen the model at dealer showrooms or car shows had to stop and stare, since this example was on fire.
The driver and a woman passenger got out safely.
Since only the rear quarter could be seen burning, it looked like some sort of engine fire.
Many car-loving Japanese Internet commenters expressed their sadness, dubbing the scene “a waste” and “tragic.” Even as the Murcielago came to the end of its service life, though, some felt the need to spit on its grave.
“Yeah, 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.”
One fan, though, literally felt the car had gone out in a blaze of glory. “That’s a high-end sports car for you. It even burns cool,” he concluded.
Source: Hamster Sokuho Photo: Twitter
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