- The driver of a nearly $3 million supercar will feel hard done after his Bugatti Chiron went up in flames
- A video of the incident set social media ablaze as Instagram users reacted in shock to the ghastly sight
- There is speculation that the exotic car was deliberately set on fire with several users providing interesting background information on the car's supposed owner
Videos showing a $2.8 (R41.7) million Bugatti Chiron up in flames inside a garage in Miami, USA after it was allegedly set ablaze on purpose is making the rounds on social media.
The costly misfortune is likely to render the owner hairless and needing a heavy insurance payout if they are to once again enjoy the perks of driving a luxury sports car of this calibre.
Videos posted by @supercar.fails on Instagram reveal the full extent of the damage. In one such video, only the front and the driver-side door panels appear to have been scorched.
On closer inspection, the carbon fibre on the vehicle appears to have melted in the heat its left front tyre is showed to have sustained extensive destruction. The first video was captioned:
"Bugatti Chiron owned by recording artist, @elalfaeljefe, burnt down in Miami. It was supposedly purposely set ablaze."
A second video, which further showed the extent of the damage to the exotic car from a different angle, was accompanied by a caption reading:
"Another angle of the Chiron that caught fire today in Miami. It was supposedly purposely set ablaze."
Instagram users were left cringing at the ghastly sight and flooded to the comments section to react in shock.
"[The] insurance company is in trouble now."
"This is what jealous people resort to."
"Bugatti's don't catch fire, this was set on fire."
"Not even my car and I wanna find out who TF did this."
"First, they shot up Rolls, now this? Interesting."
McLaren driver upset after bystander mocks him for crashing R5M car
In other head-turning news previously reported by Briefly News, a clip of a McLaren 720S totalled into a pole has been shared on YouTube by Multimedia Live, a company based in Cape Town.
In the clip, the expensive car can be seen wrapped around a light pole after sustaining severe damage due to the impact of the accident. In the background, a person recording the incident can be heard mocking the unlucky driver.
The driver, who has no visible injuries from the crash seemed visibly infuriated by the mouthy bystander. The video received over 17 000 views on YouTube.
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