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Ferraris Are Hot But This Is Too Much

Sep 2, 2010

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It's probably a good thing you waited on buying that Ferrari...

ROME (AP) - Ferrari says it is recalling 1,248 of its 458 Italia super cars after reports of fires breaking out in five of the luxury vehicles in several countries.

The Italian car maker said Thursday it wants to replace an adhesive that in some circumstances can melt due to overheating and possibly ignite.

AP continues to say the cars sell for $253,000. Let that sink in for a moment. These cars cost more than a quarter of a million dollars.

The news service adds that car fires have been reported in California, Europe and China. Ferrari plans on replacing the glue with metal fasteners.

Which may lead some Ferrari owners to ask why the company was using glue in the first place. Ahh, but it probably was really expensive glue.

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