After a brush with the law and a temporary hiatus from social media at the beginning of the year, Lapo Elkann is back with a red-and-white carbon-fibre bang. The latest unique creation from the eccentric Italian entrepreneur’s bespoke design agency, Garage Italia Customs, the Huayra Lampo — which translates to ‘lightning’ — is inspired predominantly by Fiat’s 1950s Turbina concept.
The most obvious design cue is the red-and-white paintwork, which boasts a smattering of lightning bolt logos in the colours of the Italian tricolour. The paint is also transparent, showing off the beautifully crafted (and aluminium-injected) carbon-fibre bodywork — itself the recipient of some special aerodynamic upgrades, namely from the more extreme Huayra BC. In the cabin, there’s a funky hand-braided leather interior, crafted by an artisan in Turin, while all the exposed aluminium has been anodised in bronze. Do we want one? Absolutely. Can we have one? Absolutely not — sadly, this is a one-off creation. Write a big enough cheque to Garage Italia Customs, however, and we’re sure Mr Elkann would only be too happy to oblige in helping you create the car of your wildest dreams.
Photos: Garage Italia Customs