Saltwater carbecue: Hundreds of cars, including brand-new Maseratis, burn at Italian port following flood

If you're a buyer in the Middle East and you've been waiting for your new Maserati to arrive, bad news: A shipment of cars bound for that region was reportedly destroyed in a fire at the port city of Savona in northwestern Italy., drawing from Italian-language reports from local media, states that the fire broke out in the early hours of the morning of Oct. 30; in addition to "several hundred" export-ready Maseratis, some number other vehicles were consumed by the blaze. Fortunately, no one was injured.

The catalyst for the inferno? Salt water. Savona was recently battered by storms, which flooded the port; the salt water apparently rose high enough to short a few car batteries, which then exploded … which then cause a fire, which spread to the closely packed cars awaiting transport. That's the operative theory, anyway. That cars like the Maserati Ghibli have a battery in the trunk, right near the gas tank, makes a bit more plausible.

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