Footage of a Lamborghini Huracan Performante on fire at a US petrol station has been posted on Instagram.

Two Lamborghinis that were on their way home from taking part in the Goldrush Rally via St Louis, Missouri, stopping by a Mobil1 fuel station to fill up with petrol when another car drove off with the fuel hose still attached to the car.

Petrol sprayed over one of the Lamborghinis, which then caught alight. Dramatic photos show the car ablaze in the middle of the station forecourt. The owner of the car was said to be inside the shop at the time, getting ready to pay for his petrol.

Witnesses report seeing a huge ball of flame rising up in the forecourt as people scrambled for safety across the road, unaware of what was happening. The fire brigade arrived quickly on the scene, but the Lamborghini was completely destroyed.

Rally organisers commented on the fire on their official Instagram account, saying: ‘We are happy to report that no one was hurt in yesterday’s fire at a gas station in St Louis involving a Goldush Rally Lamborghini Performante.’

The Goldrush Rally started in Boston on 22 June and finished up last weekend in Las Vegas, with participants in their exotic machinery taking two weeks to cross the USA. The event costs around £15,000, but those who stump up the cash are promised a ‘premiere automotive lifestyle rally’. During last year’s event, one driver had his Lamborghini Huracan seized by police after repeated speeding convictions.

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Yes, that was myself and my friend with the two Lamborghinis at the gas station last night. We were out driving for a bit and I needed to go get gas. The blue Lamborghini pulled up right behind me. He decided to go in to get us waters and while I was trying to pay for my gas at the pump there was a card error, so I also went inside. As soon as we walked in, we saw a massive fireball out the window. We all ran out of the gas station to the other side of the road. At this point, we had no idea what happened or who’s car(s) were on fire. We dialed 911 and when the fire was out you could see that his car was completely burned down, ours just covered in ash. While talking to police and firefighters a man ran up and said he saw what happened. He was recording the cars to show his friends and caught a guy driving off with a gas pump still in his car. The pump sprayed fuel directly into the Huracan’s engine bay and it instantly ignited. Police found the guy that did it and everything will be taken care of. Just thankful we all got away safe and it didn’t escalate into a bigger fire. Video of the van – swipe left

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