It looks like a Ferrari, but it's not... and its owner has been arrested

A young Italian has been stopped by the police of Asti (northwestern Italy) accused of forging a Ferrari F430 that he built by hand from a car of the brand Toyota to which he had modified the bodywork and exterior appearance.

The 26-year-old was driving his fake Ferrari through the Asti roads when he was arrested a few days ago in a routine control, reported this Wednesday from the Finance Guard.

In the car, the shields, logos, rims, brake calipers, hood, wheel guards and steering wheel of a Toyota MR Coupé had been replaced in such a way that it simulated being one of the famous red sports cars of the brand of the Prancing Horse.

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The apparent Ferrari, which imitated the design of the 'Pininfarina' model produced between 2004 and 2009has been confiscated by the authorities, who have denounced the owner before the prosecutor for the "unauthorized use of registered trademarks".

The seizure "of one of the best-known and most appreciated symbols of the Italian style in the world" responds to the "permanent commitment of the Finance Guard to fight against chains of illegal supply of fake Made in Italy" the police said in a statement.

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The car fakewhich at first glance could seem like a real Ferrari, has been certified by experts.