Indian Vedic philosopher, Vātsyāyana, may have written the Kama Sutra, but one thing is undisputable – these two cars will never set their eyes on the many colors of India’s Holi festival – not now, not ever. Lapo Elkann, the eccentric boss of Garage Italia Customs announced his firm’s latest creation – the Fiat 500 Kar-masutra on Instagram with notes “Who said Love & Sex are a sin?” and “Have fun, reflect and think”.
Garage Italia worked on two different Fiat 500 models and both cars showcase different Kama Sutra-inspired artwork. They did something different with artwork, instead of Indian art, for one car they went with ancient Japanese erotic art. Even for Lapo artwork was a bit too much to handle, he censored the first batch of photos with black rectangles. He eventually ended up releasing images without covers. It seems the rectangles are a thermochromic heat-sensitive paint, under high temperature, it reveals what’s underneath.
Not to be outdone by exteriors, interiors have an erotic life of their own too. In the all red-clad version, the back has a sign that says “adults only”, an adult toy-shaped stick shift and a pair of red handcuffs by the rear window. The other version in a pink/beige/red combination feature a dashboard with more Kama Sutra art. Both Fiat 500 Kar-masutra versions come with red curtains.
Lapo Elkann love to make noise about his company’s work, going forward he plans to announce “new concepts and new ideas for all. Every Monday I will introduce our projects involving the three elements that have always been in my DNA: air, land, and sea”.