• Ferrari 458 Italia caught fire in Paris

Oh no! As sad as it might sound, a brand new Ferrari 458 Italia caught fire in central Paris. After having the vehicle for just a few days, the owner was driving around in his beautiful sports car when he noticed that one of the rear wheel arches had started to burn.

There is no explanation as to how this might have happened, but the fire started in the wheel and then spread rapidly. Fortunately there was a passer-by who happened to have a fire extinguisher on hand (crazy, but true and we are thankful for that) and he was able to extinguish the fire.

Just so you can recap on exactly what type of vehicle just caught on flames, the 458 Italia is powered by a 4.5 Liter V8 engine equipped with the traditional Ferrari flat crankshaft that gives the mid-engine sports cars their signature top end bark. The unit produces 570 HP at a rather high 9000 RPM which gives the future super car a power output of 127 HP/Liter. Weighing in at only 3042 pounds, the new Ferrari will rocket from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.4 seconds and won’t stop until it hits a top speed of 202 MPH.

What’s up with cars catching fire lately? Remember the Lamborghini Murcielago that caught fire in the Netherlands? Or how about the BMW 1-Series being delayed due to a potential fire risk? We think it’s time to share some thoughts on this. Leave your comments below if you think you know what the heck is going on.


Source: Autogespot

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  (134) posted on 09.27.2010

No. Not again. Looks whose burning..its the Ferrari..smiley

  (797) posted on 09.9.2010

I think those fire holes can be repaired. it sores my eyes when I see a super car like this end it’s life with a fire.

  (515) posted on 09.7.2010

good thing that they had eliminated the fire before turning the ferrari into ashes.

  (291) posted on 08.8.2010

The guy in the pic doesn’t look concern while his car was burning. what a waste.

  (210) posted on 08.3.2010

C’mon! Make a move, don’t just stand there! Run and don’t watch your precious Ferrari burn into ashes! That would be one of your worst nightmares. Haha smiley

  (868) posted on 07.21.2010

We’re all jumping to conclusions here and assuming that the fire was Ferrari’s fault; the article states that the car was only a few days old, so maybe the owner wanted to hear the car’s awesome sound and was carelessly revving the motor without it being properly broken-in yet. Also, who knows whether or not this car was modified under the hood?

  (647) posted on 07.20.2010

Too bad for the driver. I hope the driver will be given a warranty for what happen. Ferrari should provide a safety precaution measure for a car like this.

  (806) posted on 07.20.2010

that man should be killed ,, Just do something and don’t stay and watch you chick

  (708) posted on 07.19.2010

What a waste! I guess Ferrari should really focus on their engine in making their mistake perfect. Unfortunately, there are too many burning ferrari cars that has been caught on the news.

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