Posted May 30th 2012 6:01PM
It may be hard to distinguish from whats left of this burnt wreck, but this was once a stunning Ferrari FF. It's also the start of a shocking trend, as this is the third Ferrari FF to have suddenly caught fire. Germany was a the first to have an FF burning on the freeway and China was the second.
As the latest victim on this growing list, this Ferrari FF coupe reportedly burst into flames on the streets of Poland. The situation started on the A4 highway (just outside of Krakow) according to Polish news site Kontact24. A witness on the scene – who reportedly spoke to the driver shortly after they stopped the car – said "the fire started in the cockpit on the driver's side of the car near the pedals."
Based on early images and video evidence the fire likely started in or near the engine bay of the car, and the heat was so intense it actually burned right through one of the high-strength steel windscreen pillars.
Despite the best efforts of fire-fighters, the Ferrari, which costs 1.5m Zloty in Poland (roughly CAD$440,000) quickly burned to the ground. Over the past 18 months Ferrari has experienced a spate of fiery incidents, in particular with its 458 Italia.
This fire appears to be different from the one in Germany (back in November 2011) when a potential buyer out on a test drive reportedly heard a bang before the car caught fire. Oddly enough, the blaze that engulfed the other Ferrari FF in China (back in February 2012) only destroyed the rear of the car.
The brand issued a recall in September 2010 for that car, blaming an adhesive in the wheel arches that could ignite under some circumstances.Click here to watch this Ferrari really heat things up!
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