The newest example of supercar spontaneous combustion is coming from Hong Kong as it has affected a yellow-finished Ferrari F430.
While exotic carmakers are still refusing to talk about the sudden need of some of their rides to go up in flames for no obvious reason, expensive and rare vehicles continue to suffer from this condition. The newest example of spontaneous combustion is coming from Hong Kong and it has affected this Ferrari F430. According to Wrecked Exotics, the 51-year old driver was taking a ride in the F430 on the east-bound lane of Jordan Road, at about 7 pm, when smoke started coming out from the engine bay.
Firefighters arrived at the scene minutes later and managed to extinguish the flames without anybody being injured but chances are that the Italian exotic ride has met its end. Hopefully the insurance will cover its cost. The Ferrari F430 is the predecessor of the 458, which has been recently replaced by a facelifted version called the 488 GTB. The rear mid-engined, rear-wheel drive supercar was offered in two body styles, coupe and roadster, and it was put together between 2004 and 2009, making its debut at the Paris Motor Show. This has a 4.3 liter naturally aspirated V8 engine under its hood, producing 491 HP (366 kW) and 465 Nm (343 lb-ft) of torque, connected to a 6-speed manual / 6-speed electrohydraulic manual transmission. From 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), the F430 needed 4 seconds and top speed stood at 315 km/h (196 mph).