Ferrari California burns in Warsaw [video]

A Ferrari California was destroyed by fire in Warsaw, Poland.

Yet another Ferrari has burned down, this time the beautiful California. It happened a few days ago in Warsaw, Poland near the Museum of Modern Art. There aren't a lot of details to share at the moment but it seems that the fire started from near the car's front, probably in the engine compartment. Unfortunately for the owner of the vehicle, the California was already a total loss by the time the firefighters arrived.

You probably know the long history of burning Ferraris but usually these had to do with the 458 Italia and other older models as we don't remember a similar incident with the California. Back in February in China, an FF went up in smoke in Shanghai. Let's just hope that the successor of the Enzo won't have these problems.

Thanks to Michal for the tip!


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Luckily it was just a California.
Aug 19, 2012 9:00 am
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i have to say, the California is one of my favorite Ferraris while its not my favorite car company. I just would rather it be a coupe, sealed top.
Aug 19, 2012 4:12 pm
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IT WAS AN ARSON. According to the article someone spilled gasoline on the hood and the other person ignited a fire. There are two suspects police are looking for. The car was uninsured.
Aug 19, 2012 6:57 am
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Ferrari makes some amazing cars, but this shows that they are pushing the performance envelope a little too far at the expense of durability in certain conditions. Still, at the end of the day, I doubt that unless someone is seriously injured or worse, Ferrari will be taking too drastic action to fix this: they don't make that many cars, their margins per car are huge and they have such huge waiting lists that even if a few people drop off, it will have at worst a negligible impact on how many cars they sell as year. The mystique of Ferrari allows it to get away with something that would see virtually any other car maker take a huge hit on the financials.
Aug 19, 2012 3:18 am
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you're right but if these problem last long enough, which they likely wont, it could have a bad reputation. Lets face it, these cacrs are ensured and those that can buy them can afford any raises in premiums...but being without their ferrari while they wait for a new one will be irritation. It may make some owners prefer to own another Italian or European sports car....but this is a somewhat hypothetical scenario.
Aug 19, 2012 4:12 pm
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This is eventually going to start burning their order books. Someone should get fired overe these constant problems. You can't just try to blaze through the quality checking process like that. There is no need to get fired up, though, because they still seem to be the toast of the town.
Aug 18, 2012 9:27 pm
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Also this month a 430 caught fire in UAE as well. I started to not respect Ferrari after those accidents. If some one wants a sport car they can go for the SLS, R8 V10 or 911 turbo instead
Aug 18, 2012 8:06 pm
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R8 V10's catch on fire too..
Aug 18, 2012 8:57 pm
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exacly, they are nothing but a lambo underneath so its logic that it just loves fire too lol
Aug 19, 2012 2:31 pm
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They love ti get fired !!
Aug 18, 2012 12:41 pm
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smoke em if you got em.... LOL
Aug 18, 2012 10:23 am
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a couple of months ago, an FF burned down near Cracow (Poland as well)- http://moto.wp.pl/kat,55194,title,Ferrari-FF-splonelo-na-przedpolach-Krakowa,wid,14523991,wiadomosc.html
Aug 18, 2012 9:00 am
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They are Ferrari ,they love FIRE !!
Aug 18, 2012 12:40 pm
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Not auto ignition only a arson http://moto.wp.pl/kat,92714,title,Ferrari-California-splonelo-w-Warszawie,wid,14850681,wiadomosc.html?ticaid=1f024&_ticrsn=5
Aug 18, 2012 6:10 am
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