The owner of this yellow Ferrari F430 is a very lucky man indeed. A survivor of the Manila hostage crisis, he cheated death for the second time when smoke started pouring out from the engine of his car and within a few moments, the entire car was engulfed in an inferno.
The Owner, Joe Chan Kwok-chu escaped the incident unhurt from the baking hot Ferrari he bought in 2008. Local experts in mechanical engineering feel that the cause of the fire must’ve been petrol leaking onto the engine/exhaust, or a sort circuit caused due to overheated wires. Chan also managed to pass a police breath test which confirmed that he wasn’t under the influence of any funny fluids.
Manufactured between 2004 to 2009, the Ferrari F430 was available in both Berlinetta and Spider formats. Powering the 430 is a 4.3-liter V8 that made 498 PS of power and 465 Nm of torque. The supercar can reach speeds in excess of 315 kph and does the 0 – 100 sprint in 4 seconds.