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Top 10 crimes against cars: it's a wrap and other eyesores

Vinyl wrap, the practice of covering a car in a second skin of questionable taste, has a lot to answer for.


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.

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Dubai Police Aston Martin One-77

This better not be one of Q’s ideas.

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Justin Bieber leopard-print Audi R8

Car comes out in sympathy…

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Chris Brown Gallardo

Bull discovers make-up.

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Hot Pink Bentley Continental GTC

Lady Penelope’s idea of saving money.

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VW Polo Harlequin

Who said the Germans don’t have a sense of humour? How about everyone?

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Walter White Pontiac Aztek

The car maker broke bad with this one.

Purple Land Rover Discovery

Off-roader is off its head.

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Chrome Range Rover

Like covering Buckingham Palace in BacoFoil.

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Suede Porsche Panamera

Have you seen what stone chips can do to a car?

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