Cars

These Supercars are on Fire – Literally

When you are spending hundreds of thousands – or even millions – of dollars on a car, the last thing you want to worry about is it catching on fire. While we never buy cars with the idea that things will go array, these car owners haven’t been so lucky.

Jaguar F-Type (2012)

The Jaguar F-type has an iconic and beautiful style that looks unlike any other Jaguar. Behind the sleek front end is a dirty secret, the 2012 F-type has a history of catching on fire.

LA Auto Show press preview at the LA Convention Center. Jaguar F-Type. (Photo by Ted Soqui/Corbis via Getty Images)

Fisker Karma

The Fisker Karma is a lesser-known supercar, but it’s exotic design and power make it well-loved among collectors. Recently made popular by social media of several famous actors and singers, many people have forgotten the history of the car, especially that they have a history of catching fire. When it comes to a rare car you’ve never probably never heard of or seen in person, you’d never suspect that this car could turn into $130,000 of flames.

A Fisker Karma hybrid car is displayed at the US carmaker’s booth on March 6, 2012 during a press day ahead of the 82nd Geneva Motor Show in Geneva. Some 700 carmakers will be taking part in the Geneva Motor Show, which opens to the public from March 8 to 18. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images)

Lamborghini Gallardo (2003 – 2013)

While far less common than some more combustible exotics on this list, the 2003 – 2013 years of the Lamborghini Gallardo would occasionally catch fire. Mechanical issues, as well as lapses in maintenance, have been known to cause the Gallardo to go up in flames.

MUMBAI, INDIA – JUNE 21, 2009: Lamborghini Gallardo – The launch of Supercar Club of India at Olive Mahalaxmi racecourse in Mumbai. (Photo by Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Lamborghini Veneno

Yes, another Lamborghini for the list. Are you starting to see a trend here? This $4.5 million Lamborghini is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. The extremely aggressive and exotic design is so unique it was only produced a handful of times, but it doesn’t have the best track record. Yep, the Veneno, like every other car on this list, had a tendency to catch fire.

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – MARCH 06: A view of the World Premiere Veneno shown on the Lamborghini stand at the Geneva Motor Show, on March 6, 2013 in Geneva in Switzerland. (Photo by Lionel Flusin/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Porsche 911 GT3

This sporty Porsche favorite has a dirty little secret. A small oil leak in the car’s engine bay as been known to cause the car to combust. Regardless of the small hazard, many enthusiasts are still fanatical about the 911 GT3, and it hasn’t seemed to damper sales or the car’s overall value.

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – JANUARY 10: Porsche 911 GT3 high-performance sports car on display at Brussels Expo on January 10, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. The Porsche 911 GT3 is a high performance version of the Porsche 911 (991) and is fitted with a 3.8 litre flat-six engine developing 475 hp. (Photo by Sjoerd van der Wal/Getty Images)

Ferrari FF

This $300,000 Ferrari has a surprising 6.3L V12 motor and offers 651hp. You may be equally surprised to know that this is a Ferrari with backseats – that’s right, the FF in the name stands for Ferrari Four, a car with four seats and four-wheel drive, and was the company’s first-ever four-seater car. While there hasn’t been a mass reporting of the car catching fire, it’s still a concern for many owners, after all, not everyone wants to go around replacing their Ferrari because of a fire. Ferrari has not made any recalls on the wheel-well liner adhesive that overheated and caught fire.

An Italian Ferrari FF, a four wheel drive vehicle that is to be auctioned off, stands at the Italian embassy in Tokyo on July 4, 2011. The four-seater, four-wheel drive sports car with V12 6.2-litter engine will be auctioned for the charity to in support of the victims of the March 11 tsunami and earthquake disaster. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP via Getty Images)

Ferrari 458 Italia

Unlike the Ferrari FF, Ferrari did make a recall after several 458 Italias caught on fire. No surprise here that the 458 Italia caught fire for the exact same reason the FF did: the adhesive used inside the wheel-wells of the car was overheating and catching fire, sending the whole car up in a blaze of not-so-glory.

A woman sweeps leaves in front of a new Ferrari 458 Italia in Beijing on October 28, 2011. The head of the European bail-out fund dampened hopes October 28 that China Would come to a debt-stricken EU’s rescue, but left the door open for a deal with the world’s second-biggest economy. AFP PHOTO / Peter PARKS (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images)

When it comes to rare exotic cars, some Millenials may describe them as ‘lit’, but these cars have a history of actually catching on fire. If the price were no option, would that deter you from buying any of these cars? Or is the risk too hot?