• Jul 7, 2009
Lapo Elkann's Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano – Click above for image gallery

What do you do when you're heir to an enormous industrial empire? Well, pretty much anything you want. Like order up a Ferrari made to match your favorite pair of jeans.

Nope, this isn't the latest splurge by Paris Hilton; the car you see here is reportedly owned by one Lapo Elkann, grandson of the late billionaire industrialist and Fiat chairman Gianni Agnelli. Evidently not satisfied with a Diesel-edition Fiat 500, the notorious playboy ordered up his latest ride from the family-owned company decked out in a custom two-tone matte paint job. The body is painted in baby blue, the roof, mirrors and pentagram wheels contrast in a darker shade. Inside, the party continues with denim upholstery replacing the usual sumptuous leather. Taste being subjective and all, if you're retching at the site of this kitchy ride, just remember: it could be worse. This guy could be running the company – and Chrysler along with it. Come to think of it, perhaps this is some sort of perverse keep-it-in-the-family nod to the AMC Gremlin X Levi's Edition?

Check out the images in the gallery below and the video after the jump. Thanks for the tip, Patrick!



[Source: Autogespot]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      K-Car Blue FTW!...

      oh wait..

      FTL!
      • 5 Years Ago
      denim, fast car?


      mr Leno your car is ready
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like the bad primer-only-still-not-painted-yet job as seen on my friend's low rider back in highschool.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I actually....love this car. I understand that people feel like it's blasphemy to do this to a Ferrari, but, if somebody is going to spend that much on a car, they can paint it any color they want. Personally, I'm sick to death of seeing Rosso Corsa Ferrari's and I welcome any color that breaks the mold.

      As for the seats........erm........yikes. But you can change the seats in a single trip to the upholstery shop. Other than that, wrap it up, I'll take it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      unsexy
      • 5 Years Ago
      ouch, that's a big scratch over there!
      • 5 Years Ago
      are those designer jeans?
      • 5 Years Ago
      btw, shouldn't it be weared off and slashed required to be trendy and fashionable, these days?

      Oh damn, it is - look at the left rear bumper! Sexy... ;)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Meh, been done before... there was an AMC Pacer "Levi's" Package:

      From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMC_Pacer

      "The "Levi's" Package: Attempting to capitalize on the popularity of the Levi's Gremlin and Hornet, AMC introduced a Levi's Pacer for 1977. This option added blue denim-like upholstery and door panel trim, with small "Levi's" tags on both front seats. Missing were the traditional copper buttons found on the other AMC Levi's seating. The package also included a "Levi's" logo sticker for each front fender. It could be combined with the Pacer "X" package. Not well promoted, the Levi's Pacer did not sell in large numbers and was gone for the 1978 model year."

      [I'm not finding pictures on the interwebnetz showing the hideous interior. No worries, it looks a lot like this Ferrari.]

      The moral of the story: denim is DUMB.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Okay Lotus sold the rights to Kia to continue to build the Elan M100, a few years back. Is this a play by Ferrari to have thier own Kia Soul?

      By the way if you know where one of them Gremlins are i m looking for one in good condition.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Whoever at the Ferrari factory that allowed this hideous thing to be done to this car should be beaten mercilessly for 7 days and 7 nights straight.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Bon Jovi's Dream car, if only it were an Eagle Talon.

      The Philadelphia soul, an arena football team partly owned by the Jovi are a team who need denim football Jerseys, who do we call?
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