Another Ferrari fire incident has occurred, this time in Malaysia, and it involved an F430, which burned to the ground.
Supercars catching fire for no obvious reason is something science cannot explain, something similar to life after death or the infinite universe, and the newest incident involving spontaneous combustion and an exotic ride is coming from Kuala Lumpur, in Malaysia. The vehicle in question was a red finished Ferrari F430 which developed a mind of its own and decided that it’s simply too cold outside and the heater cannot handle it.
Jokes aside, the Italian supercar was completely destroyed, even if a team of firefighters have arrived at the scene as soon as possible. The driver and his female passenger managed to walk away unharmed, but this is more than we can say about the F430, which ended up in a pile of melted metal, rubber and plastic. The reason of the fire will most likely remain unknown, just like dozens, if not hundreds, before.
Ferrari has officially unveiled the F430 at the 2004 Paris Motor Show. The model was put together until 2009, when the 458 was introduced, but this has recently received a replacement, in the shape of the 488 GTB. The Italian supercar came in two body styles, coupe and roadster, with a read mid-engine and rear-wheel drive layout. It packed a 4.3 liter V8 unit under its hood, with 491 HP (366 kW) and 465 Nm (343 lb-ft) of torque, connected to the wheels through a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed electrohydraulic transmission.