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Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by Andreu Tautou, Jul 16, 2010.

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  2. TexasMike

    TexasMike F1 Veteran

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    Ouch!! Too bad that guy passing by put out the fire. I'd rather have a new car than a repaired car.
     
  3. 430rcks

    430rcks Formula 3

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    What a shame.
     
  4. Andreu Tautou

    Andreu Tautou Karting

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    It's could be the same problem like in Audi R8?
     
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  6. Lesia44

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    My God, is that real? Looks horrific!
     
  7. Cartist

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    wow... always avoid the first batch I guess.
     
  8. rbf41000

    rbf41000 Formula Junior

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    How many are on the road and how many have had a fire, I would think that just these two make for quite a high persentage?

    Russell
     
  9. jet

    jet Formula Junior

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    It's the right of passage for every mid engine F car! We've all seen pictures of every model catching fire and here's 458.
     
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  11. SlvSurfer

    SlvSurfer Formula Junior

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    It's called fire extinguisher option lol
     
  12. rush109

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  13. tazandjan

    tazandjan Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Trouble with aluminum bodies and chassis is they burn. The world's navies were going to aluminum superstructure until the Falklands war when the Royal Navy discovered the superstructure burned like a match when subjected to high temperatures. Trend halted.

    Will not affect cars where nobody is dropping bombs on them, but obviously a problem for fires, as well. The black car is undoubtedly totalled. If the fire was intense enough to burn through the body panels, it probably took out the load bearing part of the chassis and a goodly portion of the engine. Way too expensive to repair. A parts car.

    Taz
    Terry Phillips
     
  14. lung7707

    lung7707 F1 World Champ

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    I am not sure if I would use the fire extinguisher. If the car was on fire I would let it burn to a crisp... then claim on the insurance for a new car. :)
     
  15. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

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    Screw the fire extinguisher. Get some hot dogs. Thats what insurance is for.


    Terry is almost certainly correct. The aluminum structure does not need much heat for long to lose its strength. No insurance company in this country would want the liability of putting it back on the road.

    Call Ted Rutland, its a parts car.
     
  16. Formula 1

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    Why do so many Ferrari's catch on fire ?
     
  17. photonut

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    that's what i call one hot car!!
     
  18. jenniferq

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    I wondered the same thing when told I'd need a fire extinguisher if I went on the track with it. Luckily I didn't need one! OR a helmet.. I must need a more extreme track day next time!
     
  19. TheMayor

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  20. SrfCity

    SrfCity F1 Veteran

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    Here we go again. What's a new F-car that doesn't spontaneously catch fire?
     
  21. TheMayor

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  22. The Ape

    The Ape Formula 3

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    There is simply NO excuse for a brand new 250K dollar plus vehicle to catch fire under these conditions.

    There is simply NO excuse for ANY new vehicle to spontaneously catch fire.


    Im a Ferrari fan for life but c'mon you "defender of the marque, no matter what kinda guys" admit that this is a joke!
     
  23. Tony K

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    #24 Tony K, Jul 19, 2010
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    Money has no power over physics and chemistry. :)
     
  24. MalibuGuy

    MalibuGuy F1 Veteran

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    I agree with your position about the lack of an excuse for a fire.

    However, I would like to understand a bit more about how these fires occur. Perhaps Rifledriver can comment.

    Obviously if gas or oil or power transmission fluids were leaking, then this would be the source.

    These leaks can happen on a new vehicle if the hose seals or gaskets were faulty.
     

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