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Ferrari 458: a potential financial disaster?

Picture the scene; you’re driving down a country lane in your brand new £170,000 Ferrari 458. Goosebumps along your arms are rising as fast as your heart-rate. The thrill of the drive, the sound of the engine, it’s all perfect.

Picture the scene; you’re driving down a country lane in your brand new £170,000 Ferrari 458. Goosebumps along your arms are rising as fast as your heart-rate. The thrill of the drive, the sound of the engine, it’s all perfect. Now, imagine all of that, and then imagine your 458 blowing up into flames – sounds like your worst nightmare? Well that is what several 458 drivers have had to deal with over the past few weeks. It’s been so bad that Ferrari has now issued a world-wide recall for all 458s.

Apparently, the 1,200 458’s that have been affected suffer from an adhesive used during the construction of the car that is liable to overheating, and in some severe cases, catch fire. We already know of the financial misery that a world-wide recall cost Toyota a few months ago, so will the same happen to Ferrari?

Luckily for the prancing horse, it seems unlikely this will trouble their accountant. The 458 is relatively new to the market, which means only small numbers of the supercar have been shipped. Oh, and don’t worry about the unfortunate drivers of the burnt out Fezzas, because it’s been reported they will all receive shiny, new 458s that are non-flammable.

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