A video clip of a Japanese sports car covered in snow recently went viral for apparently showing its shy personality in the cold.
Japanese Twitter user @FerrariRyota111 uploaded an adorable video which hilariously showcases his car’s “shyness.”
— 稜ちゃんW(`0`)W (@FerrariRyota111) February 11, 2019
The footage emerged online earlier this week after Tokyo received its first significant snowfall of the year, reports Soranews24.
— 稜ちゃんW(`0`)W (@FerrariRyota111) July 18, 2018
In the clip, the Mazda Miata (also called a Roadster in the Japanese domestic market), appears to be blushing as if it was an embarrassed anime character.
— 稜ちゃんW(`0`)W (@FerrariRyota111) January 19, 2019
It should be noted that the car appears slightly different in the video than in @FerrariRyota111’s photos since the Miata features pop-up headlights, which rotate up from the hood when turned on. Since the turn signals/hazard lights are located directly below the headlights, their lights become the glow seen in the car’s “cheeks.”
— 稜ちゃんW(`0`)W (@FerrariRyota111) February 10, 2019
So far, @FerrariRyota111’s video has been viewed over 3.5 million times. The adorable clip has also generated many positive comments from netizens:
“It’s so shy and cute❤️,” one commenter wrote.
“The cuteness of the first-generation Miata is a national treasure,” another chimed in.
“A cute and beautiful design,” added another.
Others poked fun at the car’s blushing face with some anime gifs:
— GuruGurultu (@Chikiliks) February 11, 2019
— J – Remake (@J__Remake) February 11, 2019
According to @FerrariRyota111, his beloved Miata is retiring from the racing circuit. In a post last month, he revealed that he took the car to the track for the last time, saying that he would be using it less competitively so he can continue driving it for much longer.