Watch most any car commercial and you’ll see something along the lines of professional driver, closed course, do not attempt. For better or worse, we’ve found video of a man (and a Ferrari 458 Italia) in Japan who is/does none of these things.
The video in question shows a faceless driver opening up his Ferrari 458 Italia on the streets of Japan. It caused quite a stir when the driver was unmasked as a doctor from the Fukuoka Prefecture, and it was found that he didn’t exactly go the speed limit. He now stands accused of going 124 kilometers an hour in a 40 zone–77 mph in a 25–among other things. The penalty? $1200 isn’t much to a man who can afford to own a 458 Italia, but he also faces up to a year in prison.
While we always get a kick out of watching a 562-horsepower thoroughbred do what it does best–go fast–we generally prefer our all-out Ferraris on the track, away from oncoming traffic, speed cameras, and the potential for reckless driving charges. Legalities aside, however, this video should be good for a giggle or two.
Check it out below and let us know what you think.
Source: YouTube, Mainichi Daily News