We made a bold prediction way back in February of this year that velvet-covered cars would be 'the next big thing' in vehicle personalisation.
Doubt started to creep in after seeing a distinct lack of tactile, furry motors on UK roads but hope was restored this week when a velvet-covered Ferrari 599 was spotted parked on London's affluent Sloane Street.
> The £150,000 Italian supercar was parked up on a single yellow line and sported a velvet-feel wrap that covered the majority of the shapely bodywork.
An onlooker said: "People who have enough money to be able to afford a Ferrari shouldn't be allowed to cover it in velvet.
"It's tacky - it reminded me of the dog van from Dumb and Dumber. It just goes to show that money can't buy taste."
The left-hand-drive motor also boasted a personalised plate, only displayed on the rear, which is illegal under UK road laws.
The increasing popularity of Pimp My Ride-style car customisation has led to a rise in garages offering garish fabric wrapping, with the more eye-catching jobs costing as much as £5,000.
Just last month, a velvet-wrapped Porsche Panamera went viral on Twitter after being spotted by former Apprentice contestant James Lester parked up on the streets of London.
When the owner finally sees sense and wants the wrap removed, they simply take it back to a specialist who painstakingly peels it off, resorting the car to a showroom state.
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