$4 million Lamborghini supercars recalled after fires

The legendary Italian automaker is recalling thousands of supercars, including its ultra-rare Veneno model, because of a fire risk.

“In certain driving conditions while the vehicle has a full gas tank, gasoline may contact the exhaust system… [this] can increase the risk of a fire,”

Lamborghini said Wednesday that it’s aware of seven cases of fire worldwide.

The recall includes all 12 Venenos currently on the roads. Lamborghini bills the 12-cylinder monster as a racing prototype that’s legal to drive on the streets. It sells for between $4 million and $4.5 million.

Lamborghini said that Veneno owners in the U.S. were notified about the recall on Tuesday. Lamborghini’s limited edition Venenos cars cost at least $4 million each.

The automaker is also recalling roughly 5,900 Aventadors, which boast a $400,000 starting price.

Lamborghini, which is owned by Volkswagen Group (VLKAY), recently announced record global sales for 2016. It delivered 3,457 cars last year, up 7% from 2015.

A company spokesman said owners should take their cars to a dealership for a fix that will take one to two days to complete. The company has about 135 dealers worldwide.



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