Fake French Gendarmerie Ferrari 458 Has Fluorescent Prancing Horse Badge

Ever wondered how you can upset Ferrari and France's National Gendarmerie at the same time? The 458 Speciale we have here is a four-wheeled answer to this question.
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Photo: Team Gendarmerie de Saint Tropez
Fake French Gendarmerie Ferrari 458 Speciale and Lamborghini HuracanFake French Gendarmerie Ferrari 458 SpecialeFake French Gendarmerie Ferrari 458 Speciale and Lamborghini Huracan
Being prepared for an upcoming road rally, the Speciale, together with a Lamborghini Huracan, has been given a complete treatment by a crew that call themselves Team Gendarmerie de Saint Tropez.

The supercars, which are attending The Challenge 2016 Private Rally, are dressed in Dark Blue and feature Fluorescent Yellow lights, so we're dealing with the exact theme of the police force mentioned above. The go-fast machines even get special LED lights that bring them even closer to their law enforcement impersonation purpose.

And while we mentioned two Italian exotic makers here, the Ferrari has a special status - unlike in the case of the Raging Bull badge, the Prancing Horse symbols at both ends of the Fezza have been finished in Fluorescent Yellow.

And we all know how much Maranello enjoys seeing people playing with its badges - sure, there's a difference between the color change seen here and the Nian Cat theme Canadian DJ Deadmau5 applied to his 458, but let's not forget Ferrari sent the electronic music artist a cease and desist letter that determined him to remove the Nian Cat bits and sell the supercar.

As the National Gendarmerie, the team might be planning to get away with its stunt by driving the 458 Speciale and the Huracan abroad - the Ferrari is on French plates. The wrap job has been handled in the Netherlands by JD Customs, while the rally we mentioned above is scheduled to kick off tomorrow in Amsterdam and end on September 2 in Vienna.

However, this shouldn't come as a surprise - trolling police forces from the other side of the border is one of the oldest tricks in the book, as Alex Roy and his Gumball 3000 Polizei BMW M5 have shown in the mid 2000s.

As for why the team has turned to such an extreme move, the event's page makes things clear: "All teams have their own theme, which becomes more ingenious every single year. The diversity and originality of the challengers is unprecedented,"

Check out the videos below if you're willing to zoom in on the details of these supercars.

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