Vroom Vroom by Lorenzo Quinn – Click above for high-res image gallery

Ever get the feeling that your car is little more than an oversized toy? Lorenzo Quinn evidently did. The sculptor took the very first car he ever bought – an original Fiat 500 – and transformed it into the public display of art you see here.

The installation piece features a four-meter-tall child's hand and forearm, modeled after that of his own son and crafted out of aluminum, grabbing the Fiat like a giant kid playing with a toy car.

After being displayed in Abu Dhabi and Valencia, Spain, the sculpture has now been installed on Park Lane, a swanky stretch of road in central London characterized by a number of five-star hotels and high-end automobile dealerships. This certainly ought to put things into perspective for the next noble gentleman shopping for a new motor car. Click through the thumbnails below for a closer look in our high-resolution image gallery.


  • LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Lorenzo Quinn's Vroom Vroom sculpture is installed in its new setting on Park Lane on January 23, 2011 in London, England. The four-metre high sculpture, consists of a vintage Fiat 500, the first car that the sculptor ever bought, grasped by an oversized aluminium child's hand modelled from Quinn's son. The exhibition has previously been displayed in Valencia and Abu Dhabi. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for Halcyon Gallery)

  • Image Credit: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for Halcyon Gallery
  • LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Lorenzo Quinn's Vroom Vroom sculpture is installed in its new setting on Park Lane on January 23, 2011 in London, England. The four-metre high sculpture, consists of a vintage Fiat 500, the first car that the sculptor ever bought, grasped by an oversized aluminium child's hand modelled from Quinn's son. The exhibition has previously been displayed in Valencia and Abu Dhabi. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for Halcyon Gallery)

  • Image Credit: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for Halcyon Gallery
  • LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Lorenzo Quinn's Vroom Vroom sculpture is installed in its new setting on Park Lane on January 23, 2011 in London, England. The four-metre high sculpture, consists of a vintage Fiat 500, the first car that the sculptor ever bought, grasped by an oversized aluminium child's hand modelled from Quinn's son. The exhibition has previously been displayed in Valencia and Abu Dhabi. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for Halcyon Gallery)

  • Image Credit: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for Halcyon Gallery
  • LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Lorenzo Quinn's Vroom Vroom sculpture is installed in its new setting on Park Lane on January 23, 2011 in London, England. The four-metre high sculpture, consists of a vintage Fiat 500, the first car that the sculptor ever bought, grasped by an oversized aluminium child's hand modelled from Quinn's son. The exhibition has previously been displayed in Valencia and Abu Dhabi. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for Halcyon Gallery)

  • Image Credit: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for Halcyon Gallery
  • Image Credit: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for Halcyon Gallery
  • Image Credit: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for Halcyon Gallery
  • Image Credit: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for Halcyon Gallery
  • Image Credit: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for Halcyon Gallery
  • Image Credit: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for Halcyon Gallery
  • Image Credit: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for Halcyon Gallery
  • LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: The number plate is applied to Lorenzo Quinn's Vroom Vroom sculpture as it is installed in its new setting on Park Lane on January 23, 2011 in London, England. The four-metre high sculpture, consists of a vintage Fiat 500, the first car that the sculptor ever bought, grasped by an oversized aluminium child's hand modelled from Quinn's son. The exhibition has previously been displayed in Valencia and Abu Dhabi. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for Halcyon Gallery)

  • Image Credit: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for Halcyon Gallery
  • LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Lorenzo Quinn's Vroom Vroom sculpture is installed in its new setting on Park Lane on January 23, 2011 in London, England. The four-metre high sculpture, consists of a vintage Fiat 500, the first car that the sculptor ever bought, grasped by an oversized aluminium child's hand modelled from Quinn's son. The exhibition has previously been displayed in Valencia and Abu Dhabi. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for Halcyon Gallery)

  • Image Credit: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for Halcyon Gallery

[Images: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for Halcyon Gallery]

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