What does Ferrari’s 458 Italia need? We’d say nothing, but apparently one Japanese owner felt Maranello’s latest supercar needed to become a rolling discotheque at night. The product is part 458, part dekatora, and entirely bizarre.
The video begins with the cameraman filming the car with the lights off. He then says something to the person in the driver’s seat – presumably asking them to flip the switch for “gaudy” mode. Within seconds, the outline of the hood is illuminated by bright, bluish-white light. The front valance is lit up by blue LEDs as well, making the Ferrari’s normally stunning visage glow like a jack-o’-lantern. Even the LEDs that come stock in the headlights are forced to perform, flashing obnoxiously like the strobe lights in a nightclub. That strobe effect is applied to the lights in the back as well, with the taillights and rear auxiliary lights wired to flash alternately. In the rear, we can also see the owner went with blue LEDs to illuminate the engine under glass.
While it’s not the most sacrilegious treatment of a supercar we’ve seen, this Ferrari is near the top of a pretty short list.