Wrapped Kobe Bryant tribute Lamborghini Huracan spotted in Chicago
The owner of a 2015 Lamborghini Huracan has had his vehicle wrapped to honor the lives of Kobe and Gianna Bryant. Owner Joe Carbonara told TMZ Sports that he was so moved by the tragedy of the untimely demise of the Bryants that he took the silver car to get a custom wrap at X-Treme Graphics in Chicago.
The wrap features the numbers of Kobe and Gianna's jerseys - 2, 8, and 24; the names of all nine victims of the helicopter crash that killed the Bryants, unique artwork of the Bryants, and the Mamba logo. All the imagery rests on a background of Lakers purple with gold accents.
The process of wrapping the car took two days.
X-Treme Graphics shop owner Steve Zielinski told TMZ that the company did not charge for the custom job.
Following its makeover, the car, now named the Kobe24Lambo, made appearances on the streets of Chicago during the NBA All-Star Weekend. The car even has its own Instagram account now.
Carbonara says that since word's gotten out about the Lambo wrap, he's been getting requests for the car to make special appearances.
Prior to Bryant's death, Carbonara was trying to unload the car. The Lamborghini is still up for sale, but the price tag has jumped to $170,000. The original starting price on the 2015 Huracan when new was $242,445. Models on CarGurus.com are currently listed for around $160-170,000.
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