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Ferrari 458 Italia Bursts Into Flame Two Months After Recall

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Ferrari 458 on fire in Brazil

Ferrari 458 on fire in Brazil

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Back in September Ferrari issued an official recall of its still new 458 Italia supercar following a spate of reports of cars spontaneously combusting and burning to the point where they are no longer recognizable as even cars. In the past year there have been no less than ten different reports of cars either catching on fire or suffering a crash--and that’s just the ones we know about.

Now, less than two months after the official recall, we have news of yet another example of the sexy supercar that has caught on fire, this time in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Of course, we don’t know if the owner of this car took heed of Ferrari’s warning and had their car checked over, so it’s entirely possible that it did not have the recall work completed.

Ferrari has delivered more than 1,300 examples around the world so far and the recall affects every single one, so if you've got an unburnt-458 Italia in your garage, get it to the nearest Prancing Horse stable for a fix.

Of course, there's nothing wrong with the Italia in terms of its ability as a supercar. If you doubt our sincerity, read our first drive review of the Italia from Pebble Beach. There's just that little matter of bursting into flame with no notice.

Follow the jump below to see more images of this very sorry looking Ferrari.

[Wrecked Exotics]
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