Cornville sits squarely in the middle of nowhere (roughly between Prescott and Sedona), so we’re surprised that there’s still this much Ferrari remaining.
The unnamed driver was enjoying the sparsely-traveled mountain roads in central Arizona when he is said to have smelled a strong odor of gasoline. He subsequently pulled the car to the shoulder of the highway, where a report by Verde Independent, which was first picked up by GT Spirit, tells us the car then spontaneously erupted in flames.
Here’s where the plot thickens: the Ferrari 599 was wearing New Jersey License plates, and automaker Ferrari has its U.S. headquarters in the Garden State. That means this particular Ferrari 599 was likely a press fleet car, although we can’t confirm it.
If it was, expect to read about it in one of the buff-book magazines in the coming months. The moral to this story? If you’re driving a Ferrari 599, even a borrowed one, you may want to think about throwing a fire extinguisher in the trunk.