Ferrari F430 up in flames near Butterworth

By THE STAR | 27 January 2021

BUTTERWORTH: A Ferrari had to be written off after it caught fire along the Butterworth-Kulim Expressway in Seberang Jaya here.

Penang Fire and Rescue Department officer Supt Nafis Ariff Abdullah said they received a distress call at around 2.10pm today.

“When the Fire and Rescue team arrived at the scene, it found that the Ferrari F430 was already 80% destroyed. There were no victims involved, ” the department said in a statement.

It added that the fire was extinguished by the Sungai Puyu voluntary firefighting squad before the fire engine arrived at the location.

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“The firemen performed follow-up action at the site, and the operation ended at around 3pm, ” said Supt Nafis.

The mid-engined F430 is a Pininfarina-designed sports car that was produced from 2004 to 2009. It has a 4.3-litre V8 petrol engine yielding 490hp and 465Nm of torque.

The F430 takes 3.9s to sprint from 0 to 100kph and has a top speed of over 315kph. It replaced the 360 and was succeeded by the 458 in 2009.