Ferrari Burns up in Arizona Car Accident

Ferrari Burns up in Arizona Car AccidentA Ferrari sports car went up in flames on the side of the road in Cornville, Arizona, prompting local fire officials to respond to the blaze. The car fire was the latest in a series of Ferrari burn ups that have left some enthusiasts of the Italian luxury vehicle sceptical.

According to Motor Authority, the accident occurred in a highly isolated spot on a road connecting Prescott and Sedona, leading officials to believe the burn started after the operator was pushing the car's performance.

The driver, whose identity has not been released, told first responders that he was driving through the mountain road when he allegedly smelled a strong gasoline scent. Upon pulling the car to the side of the road, the driver says the vehicle then spontaneously caught fire.

According to the Verde Independent, crews from the Montezuma-Rimrock Fire Department responded to the blaze, which took place at 9 a.m. on Sunday, November 13, on Cornville Road, roughly one mile from the interstate.

The fire officials determined that the incident occurred while a tour company was operating the Ferrari roadster, which had traveled from New Jersey, the media outlet stated.

News of the burned vehicle comes shortly after a separate incident in which a $300,000 Ferrari FF allegedly burst into flames while performing a test drive.

According to Jalopnik, the 44-year-old driver allegedly heard a loud bang while conducting the test drive and saw flames coming from the back of the vehicle. The driver then slowed and escaped from the car, which purportedly burned down shortly after.

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, there were a total of 314 car fires across the state in 2010, resulting in two fatalities and 19 injuries.