Posted Aug 4th 2012 12:00PM
Driving on major highways in Canada can be dangerous business. Either they are falling apart or often have wildlife crossing when you least expect them to jump out. But then there is another factor you might not see every day, raging supercar infernos. This exact scenario recently played out on critical artery that cuts through downtown Toronto but this time it wasn't a Lamborghini Aventador up in smoke.
The 60+ year old Gardiner Expressway is dangerous enough even when there are no wildfires. It was ranked amongst Canada's worst roads and even yours truly sustained heavy damage to one of my cars not far from where this incident took place. However, commuters leaving the downtown core had to avoid something different than a major pothole, an Audi R8 that had gone up in flames.
Firefighters responded as soon as possible to the fire but as you can see there isn't much left of the mid-engine Audi even as this video begins. You can see how they respond to a fire of this magnitude but it seems that after the inappropriate-for-work grab at 2:24, the leader instructs the rookie to jab out the headlight instead of pry open the hood, er trunk. We think they are trying to hose down what they think is an engine bay.
Check out the video of this $134,000 barbeque after the jump.