How Do You Say “Pinto”

…in Italian?

NEW YORK ( — Ferrari is recalling its new 458 Italia model after several vehicles were reported to have burst into flames.

…Deliveries of the car in the U.S. began this summer. It has a 4.5-liter 8-cylinder engine, 7-speed automatic transmission, 570 horsepower and has a base price around $230,000.

That would…suck.

14 Responses to “How Do You Say “Pinto””

  1. Cullen says:

    Is that a standard feature or optional upgrade?

  2. JeffS says:

    I think it’s a optional upgrade intended for France (and their feisty youth base), Cullen.

  3. JeffS says:

    PS: Mr. Bingley, can you put that photo of Huffingdork below the fold, or something? If you can’t, I’ll have to reset my screen resolution until subsequent posting puts that….”image”…..out of my line of sight.

    Thank you.

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    unfortunately on WordPress there is no ‘fold’. 🙁

  5. major dad says:

    I want one regardless.

  6. Mr. Bingley says:

    A quarter million is a hell of a price to pay for a gas grill, though, MD.

  7. JeffS says:

    Pity that, Mr. B. 🙁

    What do you want, major dad? The car or the fold?


  8. tree hugging sister says:


  9. tree hugging sister says:

    Shame about the car.

  10. Yojimbo says:

    Well I’m shocked beyond words. The suit from the Pinto Anti-Defamation League (PADL) is in the mail. If I remember (whoa!) you had to hit the Pinto from behind. This lools like an act of self tackleization.

    Do you have to have your hand around a fire extinguisher every time you go over one of those speedbumps in the parking lot?

  11. major dad says:

    I still want one but in red.

  12. Laura says:

    How awesome would it be to drive down the highway with flames flying out of your Ferrari? Way freakin’ awesome is how awesome.

  13. CONTROLLED flames, Laura 😉

  14. nightfly says:

    Holy cow, it’s a Pod People Ferrari!

    Whizzing down the road, now
    Spitting fire
    Burning rubber tires!

    What do you think, sirs?


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