Ferrari F430’s exhaust causes small fire image

A small fire has damaged the rear end of this Ferrari F430 which came from the exhaust pipes.

When speaking about fires and exotic supercars in the same phrase we are used to seeing completely ruined vehicles for no obvious reason and the only way to describe this situation would be “spontaneous combustion”. But every once in a while, the words “fire” and “supercar” will not reveal totaled vehicles and the image posted above is standing proof. According to Wrecked Exotics, this particular black-finished Ferrari F430 has damaged its rear end because of the exhaust pipes which have caused a small fire. The incident took place in Tampere, Finland, and chances are we are talking about an aftermarket exhaust system.

Ferrari has been producing the F430 between 2004 and 2009 and it was designed by Frank Stephenson at Pininfarina, being put together in Maranello. The F430 came as a successor for the 360 and it was replaced after five years of production by the newer 458. The vehicle had a rear mid-engine and rear-wheel drive layout and it was offered in two body styles, 2-seat coupe, the F430, and 2-seat roadster, the F430 Spider. Power was being provided by the V8 4.3 liter petrol engine, producing a total of 491 HP (366 kW) and 465 Nm (343 lb-ft) of torque. From 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), the predecessor of the 458 needed 4.0 seconds and top speed stood at 315 km/h (196 mph).