There's a part of us that wishes the automotive industry were packed with more eccentric characters like Lapo Elkann. The rakish heir to the Fiat empire (and possible future president of Ferrari) is anything but dull, overdosing on coke and heroin in a transsexual prostitute's apartment one minute and changing the outcome of an NBA basketball game the next.

As much a fashion icon as an industrial tycoon, Lapo is the darling of published arbiters of style like Intersection and Wallpaper magazines, the latter of which got a behind-the-scenes look at Lapo's favorite cars for a photo shoot. So what's in his garage?

Well, we already knew he had a Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano and a California done up with denim upholstery, but apparently one of his favorites is the Fiat 500 Abarth that he had painted matte olive green. And then there's a Ferrari 458 Italia decked out in camouflage, as if you could hide one of the loudest, most head-turning cars on the road. Want to see the rest? Follow the jump to watch the video.


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      makeshiftballer
      • 2 Years Ago
      i personally thing the olive drab 500 is SICK
      Matt
      • 2 Years Ago
      I tell you what, he's my new hero. Freaking hilarious what these rick kids will get themselves into pretty much with no remorse.
        Brett
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Matt
        Read the article AB linked to about his coke overdose. It makes him sound pretty penitent
      ANDREW
      • 2 Years Ago
      handsome fella
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      chirowolf
      • 2 Years Ago
      WOW, what a complete lack of taste. Lets take some beautiful car (fiat excepted) and ruin them. Oh well, not my money. But come on CAMO on a Italia, really?
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Govis
      • 2 Years Ago
      Behold the Eurodouche. The fast the Chrysler boys can infiltrate these silly Fiat tools, the better.
      SooooRight
      • 2 Years Ago
      I guess he will have a can for his used tampons. The only thing a FAIL 500 is good for.
        axiomatik
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SooooRight
        Fail 500? You think up that all on your own? That's pretty clever.......
      inthelv
      • 2 Years Ago
      Mancrush! But since I'm Gay I don't know if it counts (I think that's a straight thing...)....
        nikescar
        • 2 Years Ago
        @inthelv
        Admit it, you love him for his money.
          Brett
          • 2 Years Ago
          @nikescar
          Hell's bells, I'D love him for his money and I'm not gay. Maybe I'd be able to talk him out of painting his neo-Enzo with a Lisa Frank motif as well.
        ANDREW
        • 2 Years Ago
        @inthelv
        i hear ya brutha
      RustyShackelford
      • 2 Years Ago
      One could argue that history shows it's these kinds of "characters" that brought about the fall of the Roman Empire and took his homeland from world power to failing also-ran.
        maxdamage
        • 2 Years Ago
        @RustyShackelford
        the eternal city will rise once more, and we will conquer your insolent nation with camoed 458s and military green 500s.
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