The name Lapo Elkann may be familiar to you. Yes, this is the Italian Fiat heir who faked his own kidnapping. He is making some noise again, but this time, it is for something we applaud him for. He plans to treat car enthusiasts to projects made by a company he owns, Garage Italia Customs.
Having said that, one of the newest models his aftermarket company has done would be this Ferrari GTC4Lusso, and guess who it was made for specially? It’s for no less than the company’s creative director, founder and chairman, Elkann. He made this model extra special by transforming it into a one off example by giving it different hues of blue all around the body - inside and out. He explains on a post on Instagram that these colours are symbols of the infinite, which are associated to both the sky and the sea.
Starting off on its exterior, the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso is finished in Scottish Blue (Blu Scozia) that combines it with another shade of blue that is the Azzurro Lapo. The latter is painted on the bonnet, roof, trunk, and side gills and acts as a contrast to the other shade of blue. To match the body, of course, Garage Italia Customs will be giving it blue brake calipers too.
As you enter the GTC4Lusso, which by the way is called the GTC4Azzurranow, you will be greeted by generous splashes of blue starting from the steering wheel to surfaces such as the upper and lower parts of the dashboard. Believe it or not, even the seats and the carpet are painted in a shade of blue. The driver seat even gets a discreet Italian flag on it.
Under the hood of the now called GTC4Azzurra is the same engine as the original GTC4Lusso. That is a 6.3 liter V12 that gives power to Ferrari’s Grand Tourer. Having said that, it carries out 690 PS (680 horsepower) and 697 Newton metres (514 pound feet) of torque. The original factory model is already very powerful as it is.
If you don’t think you can handle that much power, Ferrari has a less powerful car for you, and that is the GTC4Lusso T. Instead of the NA V12, it was rather equipped with a 610 PS (601 horsepower) and 760 Newton metres (561 pound-feet) of torque. This makes it a little slower (0.1 second) than the V12 engine when doing the 0 to 100 kilometers per hour (62 miles per hour) sprint.
If you would like to see photos of the GTC4Azzurra, check out Garage Italia Custom’s account on Instagram under the handle @garage_italia.