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Ferrari F430 has a fiery end in Florida [video]

Nobody was inside the car

It happened again. A Ferrari melted in a Hooters parking lot in Boca Raton, Florida.

A flaming red Ferrari F430 melted last Friday in a Hooters parking lot in the 2200 block of Northwest 19th Street in Boca Raton, Florida. The car ignited around 3 PM and according to people nearby this happened out of nowhere as the car was sitting in the parking lot for around 15 minutes.

A Hooters waitress observed a small flame coming from the F430's rear, according to eyewitness Robert Hobson who said at first the "owner didn't look too concerned, in fact he was almost laughing at the situation!!!”

Since there wasn’t anybody inside the car, there were no injuries reported but the state fire marshal will conduct an investigation to find out why this happened.

Source: wptv.com

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Han Solo
Well, there you have it Ladies and gentlemen, Ferrari will be the Official Car for the next Ghost Rider Instalment... and I also think that the Famous Cocktail named Flaming Lamborghini should be renamed as the Flaming Ferrari... :) and to think that Ferrari was busy trying to sue a few car enthusiasts just because they built a few Ferrari replicas...how ironic is that...because the replicas seem to be more reliable then the actual cars... :)
Aug 13, 2013 8:54 pm
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Aesthetics
ghost driver!
Aug 13, 2013 9:18 am
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freeway
... =))... to all of you guys... you've just made my day, after reading all these comments... =))... oh, well, it looks like a $10.000 car it's more reliable than a $200.000 car so there is justice after all in this world :) (I've never heard of a cheap car bursting into flames just like that)
Aug 13, 2013 2:43 am
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mechamynd
http://indianautosblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Tata-Nano-fire.jpg http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2010/03/tatananoflamesmumbaifire-630op-1269366236.jpg Cheap cars can burst into flames too.
Aug 13, 2013 3:14 am
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freeway
yes... you're right, I know about that, but that's exactly why I've specified the 10k amount, to be sure that this Nano (which for me looks more like a quad than a proper car) will not be included. ;)
Aug 14, 2013 2:38 am
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Dude von Dudenstein
BMW... The Ultimate Driving Machine, Mercedes... The Best or Nothing, Porsche... There is no Substitute, Ferrari... The Fire Comes Standard
Aug 12, 2013 6:43 pm
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andyjo3338
Wrong about the BMW - should read Bring Mechanic With..
Aug 13, 2013 11:08 am
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911F
Its not a Ferrari if it doesn't catch fire...
Aug 12, 2013 5:10 pm
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Prestige15
Italians, gotta love them..
Aug 12, 2013 4:31 pm
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Homerlovesbeer
I doubt it's insurance fraud. I was at the Nurburgring last week on the 5th and a Ferrari F430 caught on fire closing the circuit for well over an hour.
Aug 12, 2013 3:50 pm
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dcars62
The owners thinking the cars insured, they'll just get another brand new one.
Aug 12, 2013 3:36 pm
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GeeNee
It's getting to excessive, over various models. Some cases might be insurance fraud.
Aug 12, 2013 3:36 pm
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ScottCampbell
Easy come, easy go. What do you expect from a $200,000 plus car.
Aug 12, 2013 1:42 pm
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Siawa
Well it was outside Hooters after all, come on... Guys.
Aug 12, 2013 1:02 pm
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GRAVE
I have a question: How does Ferrari respond to all thise burnt cars? Will they offer the owners new car?
Aug 12, 2013 11:33 am
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benzboy
I wondered that to. Wait till Justin Beiber's Ferrari burns then we will see LMAO
Aug 12, 2013 1:43 pm
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benz_man
Insurance will pay for the car, and in that regard, I assume insurance companies are on Ferraris a** about a solution.
Aug 12, 2013 2:10 pm
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BiMMER
The wonder is they still making these cars.
Aug 12, 2013 11:36 pm
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SnakesInMyPants
LMAO at the related articles.
Aug 12, 2013 10:51 am
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SouthAfrica
Its starting to look like Ferrari isnt a product to buy. What if the thing blows up in a home/house garage or something and you have your kids in there......
Aug 12, 2013 10:36 am
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EdBacau
When will they learn ? These cars are meant to stay in a garage, not to be driven on the street, especially in a hot and humid climate like Florida.
Aug 12, 2013 10:34 am
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Bozzor
In all seriousness, I am starting to have a few doubts that all of these Ferraris are catching fire by accident. I concede maybe a few have, but I do wonder if perhaps a few of these may have more to do with arson driven by envy or perhaps anger at a sour business deal...?
Aug 12, 2013 10:33 am
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Mark633CSi
The Pinto doesn't look so bad now...
Aug 12, 2013 10:23 am
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N20_Purge
Nothing unusual here, just the normal procedure for warming a Ferrari up.
Aug 12, 2013 10:19 am
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benzboy
So beyond agree with you. At least the pinto didn't cost over a quarter million Dollars before it burned
Aug 12, 2013 1:42 pm
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DBaskov
If I had a dollar everytime Ferrari caught on fire, I would actually be able to afford a Ferrari.
Aug 12, 2013 10:02 am
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PAA
Only i would instead buy a Corvette
Aug 12, 2013 7:50 pm
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infond
Flaming red Ferrari? Oh look, it's nothing.
Aug 12, 2013 9:50 am
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