A 22-year old man, Lak Sira has shared the frightening tale of how a Lamborghini he paid over £125,000 for went up in flames 1 hour after picking it up from a garage.
The self-made businessman said he had paid £10,000 to have the car serviced and picked it up from Lamborghini Birmingham when it burst into flames an hour later.
According to Sira, he and his girlfriend were driving in the Lamborghini to London when they smelt petrol.
In his words:
We had only gone one junction when my girlfriend smelt petrol in the car, so I called the garage’s mechanic. He said the car has just been for a service and it is usual to smell a bit of fuel, so there wasn’t a problem.
However, Lak Sira was forced to pull over when the smell became too strong and just as he had pulled over, the car exploded with a loud bang.
So we carried on a bit further and my girlfriend asked me to open the windows, because the smell of fuel had got that strong.
Lak Sira revealed he heard a loud bang following an explosion, after which the car burst into flames.
I stopped on the hard shoulder to remove the roof but then the next thing was we heard a loud bang, it was like a firework going off, and the back of my car caught fire. I just had to watch helplessly as the car which I had worked so hard to buy went up in smoke.
The 22 year old internet business man further revealed that the explosion left his girlfriend traumatized and scared of getting into any car with him.
Lak Sira says he is in talks with his lawyers to proceed a legal action against the garage that serviced the car.
Read Sira’s full statement below:
We nearly died, if I didn’t pull over when I did I dread to think what happened. It was very frightening and my girlfriend is scared to get in any car with me now.
I am meeting with my solicitor to see whether to take legal action as I can’t believe it’s a coincidence that I’d only just had the car back from the garage.
I’m absolutely devastated. I only had the car for a year and a half and I loved it. “I paid £12,000 to get it gold plated and £10,000 on the service – and then this happens.