Ferrari bursts into flames as driver jumps out of £320,000 supercar

A driver had a lucky escape after his £320,000 Ferrari burst into flames.

The motorist, 51, jumped out of the yellow supercar after it caught alight while travelling along a country road.

Firefighters arrived at the scene in Lauf an der Pegnitz, a town in the southern German state of Bavaria.

But they could not salvage the wreckage and the driver looked on in horror as it burned up in front of his eyes on October 3.

He had been driving along a quiet road when smoke suddenly started billowing out of the vehicle’s engine.

The luxury Italian motor’s owner quickly stopped the vehicle and jumped out to save himself from injury.

By the time firefighters arrived from the nearby areas of Dehnberg, Heuchling, and Simonshofen, the blaze was already raging.

They extinguished the flames using foam and while wearing full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

The road had to be closed for several hours until the smouldering wreckage had been removed.

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Before that, the fire brigade removed spilled petrol and oil from the street, according to the German newspaper Bild.

The Ferrari was completely destroyed, but the cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

But it follows a recall by Ferrari North America last year involving more than 2,000 vehicles over concerns a manufacturing problem could lead to a fire in certain cases.

The issue involved a fuel vapor separator that could crack, which in turn could cause fumes to leak out.

And this could potentially create a risk of a fire, according to US reports.

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