During a media presentation at Phillip Island race track in Victoria, Australia, a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster caught fire.
The open-top supercar was brand new as it was recently shipped from Italy for several test drive days involving the media and more important, prospective buyers. The Aventador Roadster did a considerable number of laps without any incidents but at one point smoke and flames appeared behind the cabin during the final hours of the test day.
The incident occurred while Top Gear Australia editor Tim Keen was behind the wheel and was promptly asked to stop the car and get out as soon as possible. Lamborghini's head of south-east Asia and Pacific, Sebastien Henry, asked the media which witnessed the event not to write about the incident because "this is not what usually happens." According to Fairfax Media, Lamborghini forced at least one media outlet to delete images and video footage of the burning Aventador Roadster.
It is believed the fire was caused by an oil leak and Henry said "the issue was accidental due to the vehicle's extended track use in a high-temperature environment."