are best known for their looks, performance, and exclusivity, but lately, it seems one could add
to that list of attributes. The latest case of Ferrari flambé involves a beautiful black
599 GTB Fiorano
, which self-ignited at a stop light while being driven by someone who wasn't even the car's owner. Martin Bullen, who works at
garage Romans International in Banstead, UK, was at the wheel when he heard a strange sound followed by a brilliant display of smoke and fire. The £250,000 exotic was a total loss, and the 28-year-veteran of the high-end garage had to inform his boss of the Ferrari's fate.
Luckily for Bullen, his employer is a forgiving and understanding man. Garage owner Paul Jaconelli said he wouldn't hold the destroyed 599 against his employee, and that the vehicle was still covered under
. That's good news for Bullen, but Ferrari owners the world over must be wondering if their expensive toys will be the next to join the ranks of the carbequed. This isn't exactly what they bargained for when they decided to get a hot car. Head to
for more pics of the latest Fire-ari.
Thanks for the tip, Chris!