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FF in flames during test drive in Germany

Discussion in 'FF/Lusso/F12/812S' started by Flo400, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. Flo400

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  3. Flo400

    Flo400 Formula Junior

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    ...and the car is being referred to as Ferrari's new 'SUV'...
     
  4. Stefan_009

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    Translation from article - "The driver had the new car, a twelve-cylinder Ferrari FF type tested, and it suddenly heard a loud bang. He looked in the rearview mirror flames from the tail beat, stopped immediately and was able to escape unharmed."

    Shouldn't the flames be coming from the front?
     
  5. rmk

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    One down...
     
  6. amenasce

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    Yes. Thats what i thought as well...
     
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  8. GuyIncognito

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    Overheated cats? Gas tank/fuel pump/fuel lines?
     
  9. Kds

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    Another self combusting newer model Ferrari........looks like they are keeping the tradition strong.
     
  10. Hakan458

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    Another case of the 458, great.
     
  11. ferraripete

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    i'm lol-ing!!!
     
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  13. GuyIncognito

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    yes, clearly I have been too harsh in my criticism of this car. AWD, basically a station wagon, too big, too heavy, too ugly.

    but then it goes and sets itself on fire.

    clearly I was wrong; it's definitely a true Ferrari :)
     
  14. elipinski

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    would one of these failures create a loud popping sound in the rear part of the car?
     
  15. Flo400

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    Just saw pics of the burnt car, didn't recognise it as an FF - more like a SLK.

    Person who works at the dealer said the car is now in Italy and they haven't found out yet what it was.
     
  16. Tifosi15

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    I still haven't heard about this anywhere else but in this thread. Can you post the pics here if there are any at all?
     
  17. Townshend

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    A brand new 300k+ Ferrari bursts in to flames and no pics? hmmph
     
  18. Cozmic_Kid

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    Well....

    You be the judge. I can't see if it's even an F-car. :D

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_H1sXjtSZU[/ame]
     
  19. Flo400

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    Well in the initial post from me I included the newspaper article, I wasn't there in person.

    Car was sold by Saggio in Offenbach near Frankfurt and I privately met a woman who works there by chance. I tried to talk her into sending me her pics but she wouldn't want it...
     
  20. Whisky

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    Yeah, and you'll wish it was on fire if you were stranded in the middle of nowhere, in January, freezing you butt off.... :)
     
  21. Fan512bbi

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    I know the person who was driving that FF when it happened.
     
  22. HH11

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    I didnt watch the video or read if anyone was hurt.....but thats pretty funny.^
     
  23. 1986245

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    Any information? Glad to hear he's ok. How were flames coming out of the back? Would love to talk to him. My email is matt@jalopnik.com.

    Thanks,
    Matt
     
  24. Fan512bbi

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    I will not reveal any names but my friend who was driving is ok, he managed to bring the FF to a stop and get out before the car was engulfed in flames, the cause of the fire is still unknown.
     
  25. mcimino

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    They should name their next model 'Ignitor' or 'Flame', or something like that.
     
  26. olinde

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    Here here!
     
  27. ferrarilover

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    http://jalopnik.com/5856379/300000-ferrari-ff-catches-fire-during-test-drive

    UPDATE: User Fan512bbi over at FerrariChat says he knows the individual involved in the test drive and "I will not reveal any names but my friend who was driving is ok, he managed to bring the FF to a stop and get out before the car was engulfed in flames, the cause of the fire is still unknown."

    Chris
     

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