Feature Flick: How To Get Ticketed In Japan With A Ferrari 458 Italia

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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

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Glenn
Ummm, wasn't that a Porsche that he trailed through the first 2/3 of the vid. Just saying, if the Japanese Prefectural police zoom in on the vid to get the Porsche's license # than voila - $1,200 ticket #2.
Sideways the Seven
He deserves whatever he gets, that was pretty stupid.

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