Ferrari 458 Catches Fire in Paris

The Ferrari 458 Italia is one of the hottest supercars available today. And the vehicle’s heat level has just been increased as Ferrari has recently launched the competition version of the car.

Dubbed the 458 Challenge, the racer comes packed with special motorsport equipment, with the interior of the car being the area that has received the most attention. Even though the track-only version has kept the engine from the road vehicle, it offers improvements such as a modified suspension and a tweaked gearbox.

However, it seems that the hottest 458 in the world is not the Challenge model, but a standard car. Let us explain. We are talking about a black 458 that became even more black. According to Autogespot, the car was being driven through Paris, when the owner noticed that smoke was coming out of the engine compartment. By the time the driver stopped and decided it was time for him to leave the vehicle, the smoke was already accompanied by fire, with the flames reaching a pretty serious level.

It is reported that a passer-by that just happened to have a fire extinguisher at his disposal swiftly came to save the supercar.

No explanation for the cause of the fire has been offered yet, but you can see the painful results in the adjacent image. We could expect the damage to be pretty serious, as the fire seems to have spread on a fairly large area of the car.

Our say: even nowadays, supercars like to burn more than just tires and bank accounts.
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