We’re posing this question not because we think that there’s something mysteriously wrong with this car, but because it seems that just about every waking day that we open our eyes and log on to the Internet, we come across another news story of a Ferrari 458 Italia catching fire or getting involved in some kind of accident.
In the past week alone, we’ve reported three models of Ferrari’s new sports car each meeting untimely demises – one caught fire at London’s Heathrow Airport, one crashed into a tree in Maranello, and another one suffered the same fate in the UK.
Today, we’re once again burdened with the same depressing news: another Ferrari 458 Italia suffering another meltdown.
This time, the scene is in America – Costa Mesa, California, to be exact – where the first 458 Italia in the country was burned down to a crisp as a result of the engine catching fire. This doesn’t trouble us anymore, actually. What really boggles our minds is that since the middle of May when the first reported crash of the 458 Italia happened, there have been 9 separate incidents of the car crashing or getting burned. To put that in perspective, that’s one car every 10 days.
So excuse us if we think that there might be some higher power at work that doesn’t seem to be too fascinated with the car like the rest of us. The whole trend is completely perplexing and certainly lacks of any concrete explanation.