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Firm releases official statement confirming it is looking into cases of its 458 catching fire

Ferrari is investigating several incidents relating to its new 458 Italia catching fire.

Several pictures have appeared on the internet of incidents of burnt-out Ferrari 458s, as well as models that have been involved in accidents.

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Ferrari has released an official statement saying it “takes any incident involving one of its vehicles very seriously”.

“The company is currently investigating the particular incidents in which cars have apparently been involved in a vehicle fire, and it is currently treating these as separate incidents,” the statement continued.

“Until these investigations are complete, Ferrari is unable to provide any further comment.”


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tomisdadude 29 August 2010

Re: Ferrari investigating 458 fires

i thought ferrari tested there engines to destruction point by reving the nuts off them until they go bang on the track ive seen them to that 2 a ferrari 612 (not a bad loss in my opinion the less attractive ferrari).

I can imagine 458 sales will drop till this is sorted but I hope ferrari fix it soon because its the only ferrari I would buy eventhough I hate ferrari as a company (thats thanks to the dealers and the f1 team).

the dealers are so much up there own arses in my opinion they do not care until they smell money they did this to my dad because they did not care until they realised he has an aston martin DBS

mfe 28 August 2010

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I love this car ! I don't care if it burns , it's still on my list of cars I would buy if I won the lottery :-)

VirginPower 28 August 2010

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Los Angeles wrote:
Maybe eleven rig workers killed has something to do with it.

Maybe the gratuitous comparison - from an embarrassingly hypocritical American President who negligently obstructed legislation to improve deep-sea drilling safety - between eleven rig workers snuffing it in an accident and 3,500 people being deliberately slaughtered in the Twin Towers (the former caused, partly, by American engineering and industrial policy) is the vainglorious, indulgent and asinine rhetorical in response to which City Tiger justly dispenses his valid, throwaway gibe, notwithstanding the small-scale tragic effects of the rig fire.