A Ferrari FF owner in Shanghai has to endure the pain of watching his pride possession of 5.3 million Yuan goes up in flames. The incident took place near the Shanghai World Expo Avenue in China. This is not the first time the 6.3 liter V12 supercar has caught fire spontaneously. In one such rare incident, a Ferrari FF caught fire near Frankfurt on a German autobahn some time end of last year.
According to reports, this unfortunate FF was travelling at a low speed on the Shanghai World Expo Avenue when the incident occurred. The Chinese media are speculating that the Ferrari’s tenancy to burst into flames is due to design of the insulating material that is prone to overheating at the rear. This is exactly the same type of problem encountered by the Ferrari 458 Italia before its recall.
Luckily for the driver, by-passers notified the driver who immediately stopped on the side of the road and quickly removed his belongings before calling the fire department. "They called the police, but the fire spread very rapidly, and when firefighters arrived, the vehicle had been surrounded by fire and was almost totally destroyed," an eyewitness said.
Like a recent estranged politician in Singapore, Ferrari kept quiet about the first burnt FF at the autobahn. However, with more cases mushrooming, Ferrari might be forced to investigate the matter and be open and accountable.
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