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Man’s Lamborghini test drive comes to fiery end

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Posted at 7:07 PM, Jan 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-19 19:10:42-05

TAMPA, Fla. -- It's probably not the way a man pictured his car 'burning rubber.'

A man in Tampa thinking of buying a Lamborghini was trying it out when he began to see and smell smoke. When he pulled into a parking lot, he noticed fire coming out of the car's engine compartment.

The fire soon engulfed the entire car, and it became so intense that a nearby restaurant had to be evacuated.

"You could literally feel the intensity of that heat from here all the way over to the church," said a pastor whose church was near where the car caught fire. "I'm telling you, on the porch you could feel the heat."

Fire investigators say a problem in the engine caused the fire. The $150,000 car was a total loss.