Lamborghini Attempts Speed Record - Catches Fire Instead

It seemed like a good idea at the time no doubt. But when the people at turbo-charge specialists Underground Racing attach two giant turbos to a Lamborgini Gallardo and unleash it onto a one mile drag straight in Russia this week, all didn't quite go to plan. 

Perhaps it's not such a surprise when you consider the car was packing 2,050hp and was just hitting 250mph as it hit the line. The best bit? When the driver gets out and lights a cigarette as if he's just driven down to the shops.

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