CORRIERE DELLA SERA (Italy)
Was it the slightly undersized wheels that tipped them off, or maybe the front bumper that looked a bit too square, or something just not quite right in the line of the roof?
Unfortunately for this Lithuanian driver, set to cross the Swiss border from Italy with what he was touting as a brand new Ferrari F430 Spider on a car trailer, the customs officers in Ponte Chiasso had an eye and/or ear for fake cars, no matter how convincing the imitation, Milan daily Corriere della Sera reports.
Together with the Italian finance police, the customs officers ended up seizing the faux clone -- which was built off the chassis of a far more modest Toyota sports car -- and charging its owner with violations of copyright law.
What about you: Can you spot the differences between the fake F430 Spider seized in Italy (left) and a real one (right)?
The car whose body was used for this copy is a Toyota Mr2, which is a sporty little ride, but goes for about one-tenth the 175,000-euro pricetag listed for the Ferrari F430. We can only wonder what will be the cost for the owner for pimping that ride…