Unless you're into combat sports, Riyadh Al-Azzawi isn't exactly a household name. He is, however, the current world kickboxing champion with his sights clearly set on gold. The chrome wrap look has been around for a while now, and whilst I personally think it's a scream for extra attention whilst simultaneously detracting from the car's aesthetic design, the Ferrari 458 Italia just about carries it off.
The world champion took advantage of a rare British sunny day and decided to take his golden Ferrari 458 for a spin around London. The shiny supercar was also spotted parked up on an opulent London street when the kick boxer popped out for a bit of shopping.
Over all I think the tint of gold combined with the wheel's dark spokes, red brake callipers and red interior all tie in togther perfectly. Although this car is a little OTT and garish, the fact some thought has been put into it also makes it gold.
They had a good run but apparently it's time for Rob Dyrdek to say goodbye to his white Ferrari 458 Italia. Dyrdek posted this photo of himself hugging his Ferrari on his Instagram account recently with the caption, "Goodbye my friend ..we have had an amazing run but it's time for both of us to move on."
What do you think Dyrdek's picking up next? He's definitely had a pretty extensive collection of cars including his latest customized "Street Jet" Chevy Suburban.
As if his garage wasn't perfect enough, race car driver, Josh Cartu has added a new Ferrari 458 Speciale to his collection. In a photo Cartu shared on his Facebook page recently, the new 458 Speciale is sitting next to his Ferrari 458 Italia AND his Ferrari F12.
If you had the choice, what Ferrari would you take for a day?
Here's another photo Cartu shared of himself sitting in the 458 Speciale.
Shout out to Daniel for the tip!
What better way to compliment your supercar collection whilst simultaneously boosting your status than adding big cats to the equation? A few months ago, Arab, Humaid Abdalla AlBuQaish gained his fifteen minutes of fame by revealing to the world his car and big cat collection via Instagram. Not only does this mega-wealthy young man possess a lion, a tiger and a cheetah, he's best friends with them. Whilst they like nothing better than using expensive Italian machinery as climbing toys, they also reciprocate the love and affection Humaid Abdalla AlBuQaish gives to them.
For the rich men of the Gulf nothing says 'I'm loaded' quite like taking your pet cheetah out on a speedboat. A cheetah will set you back tens of thousands of dollars, whilst a rare white lion will go up to $50,000 - although this is a drop in the ocean for these mega-rich kids, the cats will add around 400-lbs in weight should they take them out for a spin.
This does seem a little cruel, but the cats are loved and treated well, and luckily for their owners, the Ras Al Khaimah Wildlife Park in the United Arab Emirates will always be there to adopt should you end up looking like a joint of meat to them.
James Harris is an automotive writer who can be found at Gargling Gas
Last weekend, DJ Afrojack was in Miami for the Ultra music festival and lets just say you couldn't miss him. Afrojack was spotted cruising around the streets in a bright red Ferrari 458 Italia Spider with his name plastered on the side to promote his upcoming album.