Regular readers of the Air Lift Performance blog should recognize the name Kazuki Ohashi, but you might know him better as “@Kazuki_Crossglow” over on Instagram.
He is the man in Japan – responsible for creating some of the best-looking stanced supercars the world has ever seen – and, from where we’re standing, he’s showing absolutely zero signs of slowing down…
Earlier in the year, Air Lift visited Madlane Ltd. to check out Kazuki’s business partner and friend Tatsuya Yokoyama’s Ferrari F355.
Based on the GTS model, Yokoyama-san’s F355 looked and sounded incredible – the perfect blend of Italian performance, with a killer stance courtesy of Air Lift Performance’s 3P air management system.
Four months later, it was time for Kazuki to join the F355 party, this time utilizing a Spider (convertible) model instead.
Finished in Giallo Modena (that’s yellow, for our non-Italian speakers), it’s safe to say Kazuki’s 355 absolutely oozes style. Despite being fundamentally the same car as Yokoyama-san’s, this particular F355 looks like the perfect tool for cruising in the sunshine, knowing that a high-revving V8 soundtrack is just a blip of the throttle away.
What we love most about Kazuki’s approach to tuning, shared by the whole of Madlane Ltd., is the style each build holds.
It’s relatively straightforward to slam a rare car on air suspension and assume that’s all you need for hype. And that’s true up until a certain point, but Kazuki isn’t fitting air for air’s sake – he’s building cars with a specific treatment and style in mind, utilizing air suspension as the tool to achieve it.
The end result, as we’re sure you’ll all agree, is utterly stunning.
All too often high-profile builds get jaded with the inevitable overfenders, deep-dish wheels, and vinyl wraps. And, if that’s your style, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with creating that show-stopping demo car, but it is refreshing to see a “less is more” approach as taken by Kazuki and Madlane Ltd.
When its all said done and you just want a chilled drive home with the roof down, Kazuki’s F355 Spider is nothing short of perfection.