Another spontaneous combustion incident involving an Italian supercar has happened recently and the “victim” was a Ferrari 360 Modena.
Spontaneous combustion is something that happens sometimes to Italian supercars, and not only, and no one really knows why vehicles keep flaming up. The newest similar incident is coming all the way from Hong Kong, and it involves a Ferrari 360 Modena. The supercar has been serviced three months ago and some electrical components have been replaced. Gas fumes were noticed by the driver during refueling but he ignored them and drive off. Two explosions occurred, one from the rear end, on the highway, and another one when he tried to stop it.
The fire started from the engine compartment and immediately spread to the cabin, but the good news is that the driver has managed to escape unhurt. The fire department arrived at the scene fast and managed to extinguish the fire, but it was too late, unfortunately, for the damaged supercar. The Ferrari 360 has been produced between 1999 and 2005 and offered in two body styles, coupe and spider. Power was provided by a 3.6 liter V8 engine, with 400 HP (300 kW) and 373 Nm (275 lb-ft) of torque.