Audi R-8 engulfed in flames on Texas City highway

TEXAS CITY, Texas (KTRK) -- Drivers spotted a $140,000 sports car on fire in Texas City Sunday morning.

Firefighters say a couple was traveling on Highway 146 when their Audi R-8 caught fire.

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They were able to bail from the car before getting hurt. The driver heard a popping noise and pulled over.

Firefighters aren't sure what caused the fire.

The owner said he'd bought the car less than two months ago.
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