VINYL WRAP, the practice of covering a car in a second skin of questionable taste, has a lot to answer for. The latest to “benefit” from the material’s tight embrace is the Ferrari 458 of kickboxing world champion Riyadh al-Azzawi.
While he was in a London gym at the weekend, he left his £200,000 supercar in an on-street parking bay. If he didn’t receive a ticket, he should have. His crime? Enveloping the 458’s otherwise gorgeous body in a tacky, gold-coloured wrap. Al-Azzawi’s attack on his Ferrari, and the good name of cars in general, prompted Driving to recall other crimes against our innocent, four-wheeled friends.
Dubai Police Aston Martin One-77
This better not be one of Q’s ideas.
Justin Bieber leopard-print Audi R8
Car comes out in sympathy…
Chris Brown Gallardo
Bull discovers make-up.
Hot Pink Bentley Continental GTC
Lady Penelope’s idea of saving money.
VW Polo Harlequin
Who said the Germans don’t have a sense of humour? How about everyone?
Walter White Pontiac Aztek
The car maker broke bad with this one.
Purple Land Rover Discovery
Off-roader is off its head.
Chrome Range Rover
Like covering Buckingham Palace in BacoFoil.
Suede Porsche Panamera
Have you seen what stone chips can do to a car?