The exterior is wrapped in "Frozen Blue" chrome, and the coupe gets a wide-body kit from Japanese customization shop Liberty Walk.
We'd love to insert a Justin Bieber song-related pun to open this story about the pop superstar selling his Ferrari 458 Italia, but we literally can't think of a single song of his. Consider us lucky.
Arizona-based auction company Barrett-Jackson held an auction for the 2011 458 Italia, and the vehicle ended up selling this week for a cool $434,500 (approx. $570,000 CAD). The car is befitting of a young music star who has cash to blow, and was specially designed by West Coast Customs.
The exterior is wrapped in "Frozen Blue" chrome, and the coupe gets a wide-body kit from Japanese customization shop Liberty Walk. There's also custom fender flares, front splitter, side skirt splitter, and rear wing. A 2,000-Watt 10-inch subwoofer that's - you guessed it - also custom allows the new owner an excellent chance of getting a case of tinnitus. The subwoofer is matched to an MB Quart sound system. Barrett-Jackson adds that the "factory custom interior (was) created to Justin's specifications."
It looks as if the powertrain hasn't been Bieber-ized, and the rear-wheel drive Ferrari still features the original 4.5-litre V8 engine that produces 562 horsepower.
Says Bieber to ET Online: "I've had (the 458 Italia) for roughly two years now, and it was my first Ferrari. I have to say goodbye to my baby! ... I'm gonna leave a pair of my old Calvins in there."
The auction site does note a damage report from August, 2014, saying the vehicle was involved in a rear-end collision. Bieber was indeed the victim of a collision with papparazzi at that time, when the singer allegedly slammed on his brakes when he got annoyed by a photographer following too closely. It was reportedly a very minor incident resulting in some small scrapes on the Ferrari's backside.
The icing on the cake - assuming the buyer is in fact a Bieber fan - is that the car also comes with a pair of tickets to one of the singer's shows in the U.S.
So there you have it - a good-looking Ferrari 458 Italia that comes complete with a booming custom sound system. You could almost describe this car as "Beauty and a Beat." Sorry - we couldn't leave without one pun.