Meet the maddest Lambo tuner...
...in the world. This is Morohoshi-san, and he lights up Tokyo's underworld with his pink Diablo
Posted: 09 Feb 2014
"After 16 years and a few arrests, I bought my first - a Diablo. In the beginning, I was quite happy with it. It was loud, like the Countach, and fast, and beautiful. But then I started going to owners' club meetings. There, I felt like I wasn't... standing out. I like to stand out. I need to stand out. So I began thinking of ways I could make my car look different. When I was planning [my customisations], I took inspiration from bōsōzoku bikes. And Darth Vadar. Both are futuristic and powerful, and inspired me to think differently to other people [tuning cars].
"I had to go to five different shops before I found anywhere willing to make the modifications. The owners just refused - they were too scared to change my car, even though I brought the LEDs with me in a box and big piles of cash. I even begged them, but it was an expensive supercar, and they wanted nothing to do with me. Eventually, I found a small garage in Tokyo that would do what I wanted. Bigger, louder exhausts, flashy wraps, LEDs, diamonds: Morohoshi style.
"When I first arrived at the official Japanese Lamborghini Club meetings after I'd changed the first Diablo, nobody liked it. Not one other person. It was too much for them - they're weren't used to this style, and they didn't understand it. They were normal businessmen and hadn't had the youth I had. But I was persistent, and patient with them. Eventually, they learned who I was and where I came from."