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Ferrari F430: I was slowly going up a winding hill begin a

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I was slowly going up a winding hill begin a slow taxi
When the taxi slowed further my f430 stalled
I was driving it in "auto". I put my foot on the brake
and started the car. I then put it in first gear and drive off
The car made a popping sound. Sounded electrical and drove
Very rough. I then drove up my driveway hill and barely made
It in the garage. I smelled like it was on fire in the engine. Very hot
This morning it turns on but won't back up in reverse
It just stalls. Cuts off. What is going on ?

1st thing to check is if you have any fault lights or 'check engine' lights on as if you do then a diagnostic device can be plugged in and give a clue as to whats happening

from your description though I'd say that you've had some sort of electrical failure so its would be well worth taking a good look around the engine and transmission looking for burnt wiring and or connectors
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