Turns out that we’re not the only ones to think that the unusually high number of brand-new Ferrari 458s catching fire, is well, at tad suspicious, to say the least. So does Ferrari which is looking into the potential issue. While at least 10 Ferrari 458s have been involved in accidents since the beginning of the year, Ferrari is investigating three specific cases in which the supercar caught fire. One of those cars was roasted in a storage facility blaze at London’s Heathrow airport.
A Ferrari spokesman in the UK has officially confirmed that the company is investigating the cause of the fires. “We are taking all the reports very seriously and are looking into them but we are treating them all as separate incidents,” the unnamed spokesman told the Daily Telegraph.
In a another report on the same topic, the Italian automaker’s spokesperson told ‘Just-Auto’: “It is important to differentiate between what is a vehicle fire and outside factors and I would include driver error.”
Which, of course, is a reasonable argument if you take into consideration that we’re talking about a 570HP -strong mid-engine exotic supercar that’s capable of reaching 100km/h (62mph) in 3.4 seconds before topping out at 325 km/h or 202mph.
“Six have been incidents where it potentially could be the driver or other factors”, the spokesperson added. “I am not in a position to comment on the vehicle fires and all we can say is we are taking it obviously very seriously.”
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