Car fires can be frightening for occupants and bystanders, but this particular fire must have been very intense. The skeletal remains of what you see above are those of a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster, but without that information, even the best supercar observer would struggle to identify this poor vehicle.
To our knowledge, no one was injured in this fire. The information is thin; we first spotted it on the Tornado Garage Facebook group, which identified the car as a rare SVJ Roadster. Moreover, it was apparently an SVJ 63 Roadster with a production run of only 63 vehicles. Other photos in the post apparently show the car before the fire started, as well as an image of it fully engulfed in flames.
According to the post, the incident happened on January 24 between Cuernavaca and Chilpancingo in Mexico, south of Mexico City on the Cuernavaca-Acapulco highway. This information is supported by a Mexican media 24 Morelos, who said the car caught fire and burned in the middle of the highway at the top of the Mezcala Solidaridad suspension bridge. Adding a twist to the story, a tweet from 24 Morelos says the Lambo was left to burn.
It is certainly a very costly fire. The SVJ alone costs over half a million dollars with the Roadster costing even more and that doesn’t take into account the extreme rarity of the 63. At least the crashed Ferrari Enzo we encountered last week was largely intact and potentially reconstructable. Unfortunately, this Lamborghini gives the impression that there is not a single salvageable part.