Luxury car turned into fireball in possible deliberate attack
A luxury car has been set alight on the Gold Coast while the owners were out of town in what was a possible targeted attack.
A fireball has erupted on a quiet Gold Coast street overnight, with a luxury car going up in flames in what's suspected to be a targeted attack.
A white hot glow engulfed the Tesla on a Broadbeach Waters driveway overnight.
Neighbours were woken by loud bangs and filmed the fire on their mobile phones.
"I hope this guy knows it's been exploding," one could be heard saying.
Fire crews received calls for help about 2.30am on Sunday.
Graeme Stoner from Queensland Fire and Emergency Services said the incident was being investigated.
"There are suspicious circumstances, Queensland Police have been made aware and the matter is under investigation," he said.
As daylight broke, the true extent of the damage was made clear.
Shattered glass, the back of the car turned to ash, the entire vehicle now a molten wreck.
Part of the logo of the owners' new business, Fitness Cartell, is now barely visible.
The owners were out of town for the night, believed to be in Noosa for a party, and told neighbours they were concerned when they left that something might happen.
It is not the first time a luxury car at the home has been targeted.
A McLaren was vandalised in November, spray painted with the word "dog".
Police say an arson investigation is underway.