British soccer star Ever Banega’s $306,506 Ferrari short circuited, became engulfed in flames and burned to a black char this week.
Images that caught fire (haha, sorry about that one) in the local media showed the front fender of the car unscathed and the rest of the car burnt to a cinder, including the entire passenger cab.
Banega was driving the car outside of Valencia (the Spanish city that he plays for), when smoke started pouring from the back of the car and the blaze started to suddenly engulf the car.
Ferrari actually recalled the model of Banega’s car, the 458 Italia, saying that an “adhesive used to attach a heat shield under the rear fender can ignite under high temperatures, leading to a larger fire in the engine bay.”
Might want to check on that small detail.
Here’s a little newsflash for you: Some hot new video of the soccer stud rushing to get a bucket of water at Valencia’s HQ office to put out the blaze before the fire department showed up: