Lamborghini fire near Potters Bar sparks M25 closure

PUBLISHED: 10:55 21 August 2013 | UPDATED: 11:18 21 August 2013

The flames dancing on the supercar in a picture posted to Instagram.

The flames dancing on the supercar in a picture posted to Instagram.

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A SUPERCAR burst into flames near Potters Bar, sparking a partial motorway closure.

The Lamborghini erupted at around 1.10pm yesterday (Tuesday) on the M25 between junctions 24 and 25.

Firefighters from Essex and Enfield battled the blaze and it was extinguished in roughly 20 minutes.

It is believed the luxury motor is Lamborghini Gallardo, and the smoking supercar closed three lanes of the London Orbital on the anti-clockwise side of the motorway.

Thankfully the driver escaped with only superficial burns but the blaze may have hit him in the wallet.

The Italian supercar can cost up to £158,000 and the five litre beast has a top speed of roughly 200mph.

A Highways Agency spokesman said: “The incident occurred at approximately 1.10pm today.

“The vehicle was on fire and the police, fire and our traffic officers were called to the scene.

“The carriageway was partially blocked while the vehicle fire was attended to.

“The whole carriageway was open by 3.25pm.”

Motorists on the transport artery gawped at the smouldering car and took to micro-blogging site Twitter to reveal their shock and post pictures of the fire.

Sam Kitcher said: “Can’t be happy when your Lamborghini is on fire on the m25.”

However Lucy Courtney Bennett was less sympathetic.

She wrote: “Someone inconveniently set there Lamborghini on fire on the M25.. #IHavePlacesToBewl.”


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