The incident caused the busy road to be closed for a few hours, and the vehicle reportedly had to be towed away on a flatbed.

Long weekends, such as this past Easter weekend, are a time for many Canadians to celebrate, especially immediately after the snow has melted and people are ready to once again enjoy road trips. Things didn't go as planned, though, for one unfortunate Lamborghini driver on Friday in Toronto.

According to Toronto police, a Lamborghini hit a guardrail on the Lake Shore Boulevard downtown road around 7 PM on Friday, and as you can see from the videos taken by bystanders, it wasn't long before the supercar was completely engulfed in flames.

The exotic car, which runs into the six-digits, may be a complete write-off, but the good news is that the occupants manage to safely escape the vehicle before the Lambo lit up.

Although many nearby videos and pictures show a car that's nigh-unrecognizable, we're thinking this is a silver Huracan, based on the headlights (believe it or not, the driver managed to turn on his hazards before hightailing it out of the vehicle).

 

For those not in the know, the Huracan LP580-2 coupe in rear-wheel drive configuration (again, we're only guessing this was a RWD version) comes with a 5.2-litre V10 engine that produces 571-horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque, and is able to reach 100 kilometres per hour from a standstill in a mere 3.6 seconds. That kind of performance isn't to be trifled with, and although there is no official cause of the crash, we're wondering if speed was a factor.

The incident caused the busy road to be closed for a few hours, and the vehicle reportedly had to be towed away on a flatbed.

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We're glad no one was hurt, but every time we see these sorts of accidents involving expensive high-performance machines - which happen far too often, it seems - we wonder just how much experience the driver has.

Photos:  Koohyar Deylamsalehi via Twitter, Shayne Marrelli, Andrew Kannon

Source: CBC, CTV News

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