Wide-body, aggressive fender flares, crazy aero. I don’t think this trend will slow down anytime soon. But how about applying these styling choices to a platform which doesn’t need modification, say like, a… Ferrari? To purists, blasphemous, but for the adventurous, why not? I mean, <sarcasm> I wouldn’t want to look like my neighbor’s Ferrari </sarcasm> It’s ok, I understand these first-world problems too well. So how do you deal with the struggle of flossing an Italian exotic? Rocket Bunny? no application and too peasant. RWB? appropriate class but nothing available. So what’s the solution?
That was the burning question for Mike T when he purchased his Ferrari 458. Luckily, he already had in mind what he would do. And that would come in the form of a kit technically from the Kei Miura camp, but branded as the premium nameplate known as Liberty Walk. A LB☆WORKS Ferrari? I had seen it on the Internet, but having local access to one up in Toronto caught my interest. Why though? Well, here’s a dude willing to chop up his Ferrari (more than I could afford pal), and second, I wanted to see how well his modification choices were made.
Let’s start with Tran’s wheel choice. A bad-ass car deserves bad-ass wheels. Period-correct? check. Forged? check. Multi-piece? check. Class appropriate? We are a go, Houston! His choice was a set of ADV.1 5.0 wheels finished in gold to elicit a classy contrast to his dominantly-white 458.
Besides the wheels, my eyes gravitated to the carbon Akrapovic exhaust with titanium pipes. Very nice. I was getting the feeling Tran knew his brands.
Let’s not forget about the body-kit itself. I’ll admit, I was a bit hesitant but it actually works. In fact, after spending time with Tran and his “JDM458” I had grown accustom to it’s riveted appearance. The kit really adds that extra level of muscle to an otherwise elegant form.
And that’s a wrap. I had my buddy, SASHADEART, in tow filming while I shot. He’ll be posting a short film within the coming weeks so be on the lookout for that.