Our friends over at Wrecked Exotics never disappoint with their collections of the planet’s most unfortunate automobile owners. This week’s highlight is a once fabulous Ferrari F-430 that look like a bomb went off inside. The spider’s owner was going for a pleasant afternoon drive just outside of San Diego when inexplicable the car literally burst into flames. Fortunately no one was injured during the conflagration.
The second sad bit of news comes from the Autobahn, where an extremely rare Porsche 959 took quite a nasty spill. Fortunately it appears that the road going version of the car that won both the Paris Dakar Rally and it’s class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans looks to be reparable. When it was first introduced in 1986, the car’s 2.85 Liter twin turbo flat six cylinder engine made 444 HP and was able to propel the Porsche from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.6 seconds, run through the standing quarter mile in only 11.8 seconds and hit a top speed of 197 MPH. Performance figures that are impressive even by today’s standards, but even more immersive when they were introduced almost 25 years ago.
Last but not least was a lovely Lamborghini Gallardo that, like a few other raging bulls, just decided to start spitting flames from the engine bay.