06/21/2010 01:56 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Lamborghini Murcielago Burns: $350,000 Car Torched In Brooklyn (PHOTOS, UPDATED)


Despite all the fun in the sun, somebody's weekend definitely got ruined on Saturday.

Depending who you believe, either two car thieves torched somebody's Lamborghini Murcielago in Brooklyn Saturday afternoon or the car's owner watched it burn after it caught fire while driving on the BQE.

One tipster wrote into New York Shitty:

A Lamborghini BLEW UP on Rodney Street, which serves as the off-ramp for the BQE's Metropolitan Avenue exit.

Here's a picture of the FDNY putting it out. Insane.

According to some kids who got there before me, they saw two guys running from the car just before it blew up so they speculate it was stolen. We think the owner showed up just as FDNY was done putting it out.

That sounds somewhat plausible, but a Jalopnik tipster's tale sounds a little more realistic, and a little less like a Bond movie:

Hi. Some guy's Lamborghini caught fire on the BQE this Saturday and he pulled over to burn out in Williamsburg. The car was destroyed.

Either way, that's one expensive car fire: the Murcielago's base price is $350,000.

Check out pictures of the damage below:



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