Some folks really like art. Others, including us, really like cars. Well, the two worlds can sometimes come together with dramatic results. Take for example the Lamborghini dealership in Miami, Florida and their collaboration with the world-renowned artist Duaiv. Together, the two have fashioned this, the Aventador Roadster known as “Project Duaiv.”
The $400,000 Italian supercar is wrapped in the same swirly colors and patterns as the original painting, seen perched atop an easel beside the roadster. Apparently, Duaiv has a thing for fast cars as he reportedly showed up to Lamborghini Miami in a similarly wrapped Ferrari . The report from the DuPont Registry says Duaiv has always wanted an Aventador, and now, has finally gotten his dream car wrapped in his own self-titled artwork.
With purple hair, a flowery shirt, skinny jeans, and purple combat boots, Duaiv strikes a pose next to his new ride. But things haven’t always been so flashy for the Frenchman. Born in 1952, he traveled the world in past days as a classical musician. His painting side also grew during that time. He’s known for using unique techniques to paint his masterpieces.
Besides the bespoke wrap, the Duaiv’s 2015 Aventador also sports a Novitec rear spoiler. The spoiler’s thin supports sort of mirror the thin black lines in the wrapped bodywork and almost continue the look past the sloping rear deck of the Lambo. Everything else remains stock, including the 6.5-liter V-12 making a respectable 690 horsepower and 507 pound-feet of torque.
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Why It Matters
It is interesting to see creative minds outside the automotive world creating something new out of something familiar. The swirly body wrap certainly brings something new and different to the hard-edged Aventador. Like it or not, its undeniably an eye-catcher. Heads will turn as Duaiv drive down the road, whether it be the ritzy streets of Miami or the car-jaded culture of Los Angeles.
2012 McLaren MP4-12C "Art Car"
The German tuner Hamann has a similar car to the Project Duaiv Lamborghini. This 2012 McLaren MP4-12C is called the Art Car and is painted rather accordingly. Under the flashy artwork is a body kit that includes a revised front bumper with LED daytime running lights and a new front splitter. Additionally, a roof-mounted air intake, new side skirts, and a larger rear diffuser all make the McLaren look a bit different. Large, 21-inch wheels complete the look.
The car comes powered by a 3.8-liter V-8 making 592 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. The car even laid down a Nürburgring lap time of 7:28 in 2011, a full 10 seconds faster than the Ferrari 458 Italia of the day.
Pricing for the McLaren starts around $229,000
Introduced in 2012, the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster is a fantastic looking machine with power to spare. Its mid-mounted, 6.5-liter V-12 kicks out 690 horsepower and 507 pound-feet of torque. That power is sent to all four wheels for superb traction, helping the Italian supercar hit 60 mph in roughly three seconds. With a top speed of 217 mph, this Lambo is no joke.
With a stating price tag in the neighborhood of $400,000, the Aventador Roadster is Lamborghini’s premiere model and serves as the brand’s halo car.