Velvet Ferrari 599 GTB Looks Even Worse When It Rains

You probably know by now the velvet-wrapped Ferrari 599 GTB – or the Furarri as some call it – but did you stop for a second and think about how “practical” the unusual wrap is?

Well, I didn’t either, but when the following video surfaced I realized the velvet wrap is not only a clear case of bad taste, but that it also comes with a series of practical shortcomings.

The video shows how the velvet Ferrari 599 GTB looks when it’s left outside in the rain – almost a daily event in London where the car has been spotted a few times. Leaving aside the fact that the bonnet looks like a football pitch lacking drainage, I can’t help but wonder what the owner must do to dry the car when the rain stops.

A hairdryer may appear as the obvious solution, but imagine how long it would take to dry the generously proportioned 599. Then what does one have to do to arrange the velvet once it is dry? Comb it?

The smell may be another factor to take into account, as the wet velvet must give the 599 a specific odor – probably similar to what a drizzling dog smells like. And let’s not think about the possible colonies of microorganisms that may settle on the 599’s cozy bodywork… I’m sure the owner hasn’t taken all these factors into account – if he had, he probably would have given it a second thought.

By Dan Mihalascu


  • Alejandro Ramirez

    I’m sure the owner hasn’t taken all these factors into account – if he had, he probably would have given it a second thought.

    Funny, when you say that it looks like you were implying the owner actually has the brain-power to take said factors into account or that he is capable of thinking.

  • Ken Lyns

    And the owner drives it in rainy UK, of all places…

  • Shobin Drogan

    i understand that he is trying to go for a textured look, but there’s many other ways to do that

  • bob

    does it shrink when it dries out?

    • MG


  • fabri99

    Money can buy cars, not good sense…

  • oz

    Enzo’s ghost kicking to get out and Terrorize that silly man’s life..

  • Charlotte Moon

    Bet it adds some weight when wet too

  • FF

    This velvet wrap is waterproof, removable and it protects your car…the car is brand new when you remove the film! Not that stupid if you want to protect a luxury car and have something that nobody has… @disqus_h56lfLH5Go:disqus check your facts Jack before putting stupid comments on the net…this velvet wrap was developed by top engineers in Germany.

    • MG


  • What brand is this velvet wrap?

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