Italian sportscar maker Ferrari has reportedly banned Justin Bieber from purchasing any of its vehicles after the ‘Baby’ singer painted his 458 Italia in a prohibited shade of Neon Blue.
Well, it is not like there is an actual list of colors Ferrari will not allow owners to use on their cars. But Hot Pink, according to Ferrari Australia president and CEO Herbert Appleroth, has been rejected. Vinyl wrap, even if it shows the popular meme Nyan Cat is prohibited, which is why artist Deadmau5 (aka Joel Zimmerman) was also placed in Ferrari’s doghouse.
The bad paint job isn’t the first time the Biebs ‘disrespected’ his Ferrari. Apparently, the vehicle was lost for weeks after a wild party in Los Angeles, and he’s made modifications that also allegedly ruin the vehicle’s aesthetics by having West Coast Customs install a Liberty Walk body kit.
Aside from strict rules on paint jobs, there are other items in Ferrari’s code of conduct (for customers) that need to be followed. These are just a few of them:
- You just can’t sell the car in the first year, but if you really want to dispose of it, Ferrari gets first dibs
- Do not mess with the logo
- You can’t own a Lamborghini
- Do not say anything bad about the brand
Nobody has shared this set of these rules because we are guessing it is also against the rules, so we can’t confirm the details for sure but based on what happened to a few celebrities, there might be some truth to this.
There is a very short list of people banned from buying Ferraris floating online and it allegedly includes Nicolas Cage, Kim Kardashian, reality TV star Blac Chyna, rapper Tyga, and auto journalist Chris Harris.
The supposed "ban" only covers buying a car from the official dealership, but it can't stop you from buying it from a gray market dealer or the pre-owned market.