It hasn’t been long since we’ve shown you footage of a Nissan GT-R Spec-V burning on the Nurburgring track and, unfortunately, we have to get back on the "sports cars on fire" topic with a Ferrari FF as the main character.
It’s widely known that Ferraris are likely to go up in flames if handled inappropriately, but the FF shooting brake wasn’t one of them. At least not to the same extent as the 458 Italia, which had to be recalled after several models burned to a crisp.
Ferrari FF fires have been isolated for now, with the previous incident having occurred in Poland a couple of years ago, but, as of today, the number of FFs totaled by flames increased by one. It all happened in Hong Kong, where an owner lost its beloved vehicle shortly after exiting a tunnel.
According to local reports, the fire started from the FF’s engine compartment, with smoke quickly turning into a fire that spread rapidly by swallowing both the nose of the car and the interior. There’s no official word as to what may have caused the fire, but it’s believed it may have something to do with an electrical short.
Interestingly enough, the FF in question was being delivered to its owner after being inspected at the local Ferrari service center the day before.
Click past the jump to read more about the Ferrari FF.
In terms of sheer power and performance, you won’t in a million years mistake the Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari from any other supercar to come out of Maranello. To do so, after all, is to miss the entire point as to why this little minx of a car is such an alluring piece of machinery.
As the most exclusive of the plethora of special edition Fiat 500s out on the market these days, the Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari is an eye-catcher in every sense of the word. Best of all, if you have the moolah to make such a purchase, you can get yourself one courtesy of Jameslist.
Like we said, the car is extremely limited in quantity so you might want to avail yourself of one before the entire stock runs dry. Pricing for the car is available per request on Jameslist so you better get to it, people.
It’s not often that you can get yourself a special edition car like this one.
If you’ve been dying to own a Ferrari but have no financial means of getting one, we may have found just the car for you. While the Fiat Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari isn’t exactly a prancing horse in disguise, the car, which is a limited-edition Fiat 500 in real life, does pay tribute to its supercar brethren.
As we’ve said, the car isn’t brimming with horsepower underneath its hood but the Abarth 695 Tributo does pack quite a mean punch, relative to its size, of course. It’s 1.4-liter turbocharged T-Jet engine is more than what its counterpart the Toyota IQ-inspired Aston Martin Cygnet can boast of. Likewise, Abarth and Ferrari technicians joined forces in making the car and strengthening its suspension and braking system to make it sturdier and as a result of the added power. The car has also been outfitted with performance-enhanced and Ferrari-designed 17-inch alloy wheels. This special-edition vehicle also comes with unique features including carbon fiber door mirrors and Xenon headlights, which, if you’re curious to know, are three times brighter than its halogen counterparts.
Updated 11/16/2010: The Abarth Tributo Ferrari has been on display at Bologna Motor Show. And for the first time we had the chance to see the car with with Modena Yellow livery.
The Fiat 500 is now Ferrari’s courtesy car. Ferrari’s corporate cousin produced 200 all-red special versions of the little retro car to be used throughout Europe. Although the performance will likely be a step down from whatever the driver had before, the courtesy cars come with Fiat’s largest engine for the 500 (1.4 liters, 100 horsepower), and they also “offer specific tuning and exhaust in perfect harmony with the sporty spirit of the ‘prancing horse’.”
Fiat is also touting items on the car such as the red brake calipers, sporty pedal set, special black steering wheel with red stitching and 16” alloy wheels. But honestly, no matter how special this 500 may be, if you pick up a date in your economy-based courtesy car, do you really think she’s going to believe you when you tell her that your Ferrari is in the shop?