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  • Replacement Ford GT for owner of burned car Photo: muc.collector

    After a German owner watched his new Ford GT erupt into flames in June, the U.S. automaker has built a replacement car in the identical specification. The owner, who goes by the handle muc.collector on Instagram, posted a photo on Saturday showing his replacement Ford GT after a fire turned the car into a total loss. Ford hasn't released details surrounding the fire, but we know the flames began in the engine bay, which quickly engulfed the rear of the supercar. In an initial statement to Motor Authority, Ford said, "Our engineers are working with the owner to understand more about the...

  • Ford GT catches fire in Germany
    2017 Ford GT catches fire in Germany

    It's never a good day when a car catches fire, but when a high-priced supercar catches fire, not only do we take notice, but so does the automaker. In this case, a 2017 Ford GT has burned to the ground in Munich, Germany, and Ford has weighed in. The owner in Germany has not provided details on the...

  • Alpine A110 that caught fire during filming of “Top Gear”
    “Top Gear” hosts narrowly escape Alpine A110 fire

    “Top Gear” is no stranger to cars catching fire. There's been a number of incidents in the decades the series has been on television, and now the latest crew to do the hosting have a story of their own to tell. In this case it was the new A110 sports car from revived French brand Alpine...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
    2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 can shoot flames from its exhaust

    When Chevrolet pulled the wraps off of the 2019 Corvette ZR1, a little nugget of information caught our attention. The brand claimed the 755-horsepower sports car would shoot flames from its exhaust, but it did not provide any evidence. Was it a quick puff of fire? A constant stream of fire spewing...

  • Ferrari F12 tdf that succumbed to fire near Neuwied, Germany - Image via Feuerwehr/DRK
    Ferrari F12 tdf burns to a crisp on German Autobahn

    A Ferrari F12 tdf was burned to a crisp on Thursday on a stretch of German Autobahn. The owner and a passenger were traveling on the A3 Autobahn near the city of Neuwied when the limited-edition supercar caught fire. They told police there was a loud bang and then flames started shooting from the...

  • Classic cars destroyed at Country Classic Cars
    More than 150 classic cars destroyed in fire at Illinois dealership

    More than 150 classic cars were damaged or utterly destroyed after a fire broke out at Country Classic Cars in Staunton, Illinois. Thankfully, it seems most of the cars residing in the facility were for sale, meaning owners aren't mourning the loss of their classic metal. Still, it's an unfortunate...

  • 2014 Porsche 911 GT3

    Let's flash back to the year 2014. Porsche had introduced its all-new 991-generation 911 GT3 the year prior, and now the car was making its way into the hands of excited owners. Their passion for the car was fiery. The problem was that the car could become fiery as well. When the 991.1 GT3 first went on sale, a run of 785 had been delivered when Porsche had to stop selling the car due to a string of engine fires. Now owners of those cars can breathe easy because they have a tremendous warranty backing up their mighty mills. It took a few months to find out what was causing the risk of an...

  • Nissan GT-Rs destroyed in fire that engulfed RB Motorsport workshop
    Nissan GT-R hoard destroyed in specialty shop fire

    Numerous Nissan GT-Rs of various vintage were destroyed recently. The cars, which included an R32 Skyline GT-R right up to the current R35 model, met their untimely death in a fire that engulfed RB Motorsport in Wigan, United Kingdom on Friday. And we hear that they were all customer cars. RB...

  • Cars shooting flames at the Nürburgring
    A cavalcade of cars caught spitting hot fire at the 'Ring

    When a car spits flames out of its exhaust, it's either very cool or a sign that things are about to go wrong. For 99 percent of the above video, the footage and action falls mostly into the category of the former. What we have is a video compilation of cars blowing flames out their rear ends...

  • Remains of Ferrari F40 that burned to the ground in April, 2017 - Image via IVG
    Ferrari F40 burns to the ground in Italy

    We have some grim news to report on this Monday. A Ferrari F40 ended up as nothing but a pile of ashes and some charred metal after the car caught fire. The F40 was part of a cavalcade of Ferraris passing near Villanova d’Albenga, Italy when the fire broke out. The incident happened early...

  • Freshly restored Ferrari F40 burnt to a crisp
    Freshly restored Ferrari F40 burnt to a crisp

    The Ferrari F40 is iconic. The Ferrari F40 is rare. The Ferrari F40 is extremely valuable. This particular Ferrari F40 is no longer quite as valuable. This car, according to Motor1, was being driven just after it received a full restoration when it decided to self immolate. These pictures were...

  • Joe Charles in his 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 that caught fire during track day
    Shelby GT350 turns into fireball after flames kill brakes at 100 mph

    One track enthusiast is lucky to be alive after a fiery incident involving his 2016 Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Shelby GT350. As explained in detail on his Facebook page, Joe Charles was enjoying a long day at the track when a series of disasters struck, culminating in his car being engulfed in...

  • Nissan GT-R Shoots Flames From Its Exhaust

    The Nissan GT-R, as it comes from the factory, is quite a beast. It's capable of accelerating to 60 miles per hour from a standstill in less than three seconds. This Japanese two-door has tremendous lateral grip, and it will show you just how much on its Gran Turismo-designed center screen display. Still, for some folks out there, more is always better. A modified GT-R can do insane things. On occasion, it can even do its best fire-breathing dragon impression. WATCH: Fire Breathing Nissan GT-R Plays In The Snow: Video A rose gold-wrapped GT-R was in for dyno testing in the United Kingdom...

  • Lamborghini Avenatdor Catches Fire During Valet Joyride
    Valet Takes Lamborghini Aventador For Joyride, And Of Course It Catches Fire

    We've seen the lessons time and time again on why a valet should never ever take a customer's car for a joyride. In case you were wondering, aside from it being simply wrong, the valet's employer and the employee are probably on the hook if something happens to that vehicle while in their...

  • Ferrari 488 GTB
    Ferrari Issues Stop Sale On 488 GTB Due To Fire Risk

    After issuing a recall on the 2016 California T, Ferrari [NYSE:F] has ordered a stop-sale on the 2016 488 GTB due to a potential fire risk. A recall wasn't necessary because none of the cars have been sold in the United States yet. ALSO SEE: 2016 Ferrari California T Recalled Over Fire Risk A...

  • 2016 Ferrari California T
    2016 Ferrari California T Recalled Over Fire Risk

    Ferrari [NYSE:F] is recalling the 2016 California T because a manufacturing flaw in a fuel-system component could lead to an engine-compartment fire—and, potentially, one very unhappy Ferrari owner. The recall affects all 2016 Ferrari California T models made from September 8, 2015 to...

  • Fire breathing Nissan GT-R playing in the snow
    Fire Breathing Nissan GT-R Plays In The Snow: Video

    Just imagine getting the keys to a Nissan GT-R during the winter season. We know we’d run out and do exactly what the driver in this video from YouTube user Vehicle Virgins is doing. More than 500 horsepower of twin-turbo grunt, one of the best all-wheel-drive systems in production, and an...

  • Ferrari 458 Italia set on fire in insurance fraud attempt - Image via Augsburg Police
    Spoiled Son Sets Fire To Gifted Ferrari In Order To Upgrade To New Model

    In a bizarre case out of Europe, a 20-year-old Swiss man reportedly set fire to a Ferrari 458 Italia given to him by his father in a half-baked scheme to use the insurance money to upgrade to a new model. Incredibly, the spoiled brat is said to have had 14 other cars (including a Lamborghini) at...

  • Zenvo ST1 on fire

    Danish supercar startup Zenvo has had a string of bad luck bringing its 1,104-horsepower ST1 to market. After a prototype version suffered a crash during a track day event back in 2010, a more advanced example famously caught fire while being tested by Jeremy Clarkson for an episode of Top Gear that aired in 2014. Now the supercharged and turbocharged ST1 has caught fire again. At a track event in the Danish capital Copenhagen this past weekend, the car suddenly burst into flames after which its driver promptly pulled over, jumped out and ran for his life. MUST WATCH: LaFerrari Demolishes...

  • 1,300-horsepower Audi R8 V10 shoots flames on the dyno
    Watch This 1,300-Horsepower Audi R8 Shoot Flames: Video

    Audi has just launched its second-generation R8 but the old one still has plenty of life left in it, especially if you modify the heck out of it. Here’s a first-generation R8 V10 that’s been modified by America’s own AMS Performance. The car is strapped to a dyno and as...

  • LaFerrari supercar
    LaFerrari Gets Upgraded Fuel Tank (NOT A RECALL) To Reduce (Completely Not Serious) Fire Risk

    The Ferrari LaFerrari hardly seems like it needs an upgrade, especially so soon after its unveiling, but an upgrade (NOT A RECALL) is in progress. All LaFerraris will be given this upgrade (NOT A RECALL) in the near future. MUST SEE: Watch Kids React To The Tesla Model S P85D's Insane Mode: Video...

  • Lamborghini Aventador On Fire
    Lamborghini Aventador Revs Up And Ignites: Video

    Ah the Aventador. The Lamborghini that seems to be happiest when it's sitting in a crowd, revving its engine, and burping fire out its backside. At least, that's the impression I get based on the many videos posted to YouTube featuring Aventador owners doing just that. There's a problem with this...

  • Lamborghini Aventador Fire War
    Trio of Lamborghini Aventadors Throw Down In Flame Off: Video

    The Lamborghini Aventador is an aggressive machine. It's a lone wolf. It can stalk prey on its own, and it enjoys solitary nighttime blasts through curvy canyon roads. So what happens when you get three of these lone wolves together? An oddly terrifying sort of music. MUST SEE: Lies! There Is No...

  • Zenvo ST1 catches fire on Top Gear
    Zenvo ST1 Proves Supercar Cred With Raging Fire On Top Gear: Video

    What makes a supercar a supercar? It’s a question asked by many, and answered in as many different ways. But one objective determination of a supercar is its propensity to catch fire for no good reason. By that metric, the Zenvo ST1 is a proper supercar. MUST SEE: 27-Year-Old That Crashed...

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