A few weeks ago the final finish of the Citroën C4 Cactus was presented, a very special one because it did not refer only to the level of equipment, but to the company with which it was designed. In this case, it was Rip Curl, a very fashionable clothing brand among surfers: to practice it and its aesthetics.
But this alliance between an automobile manufacturer and a textile manufacturer is not new, and there are many similar cases that we can find. Here is the list of the most stylish cars of recent years.
1. CITROEN C4 CACTUS RIP CURL
On this occasion, the clothing brand will only dye the models with the highest engines and among the mechanical innovations that include the Grip Control, that is, a system that improves stability on land with poor grip. If you want to enter the arena you need to know how to drive away from the asphalt.
2. RENAULT CAPTUR HELLY HANSEN
Renault also wanted to associate its compact SUV with an adventurous clothing brand to designate its versions with greater off-road capabilities. It was launched in 2014 and among its mechanical innovations, it included the Extended Grip system.
3. LANCIA YPSILON BY ARMAND BASI
This time it was a limited edition of 100 units. It incorporated several variations with respect to the conventional version, such as the signature logo on the outer side, the name of the embossed vehicle on the headrests. The change knob was chrome and had silver trim on the dashboard. It was launched in 2009.
4. FORD FOCUS CC DAVID DOLPHIN
Spanish designers have also had their options to vary the appearance of cars with their gifts. One of the most avant-gardes was David Delfin when in 2009 he showed his proposal on a Ford Focus CC. He changed the style of the tires and redesigned the upholstery of the seats, among other variations.
5. MASERATI QUATTRO PORTE ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA LIMITED EDITION
The signature of the trident joined with this manufacturer of male suits to condition the interior of the vehicle for a limited edition of 100 units. It was made on the GTS version with 530 hp V8 engine, the most powerful, and its interior was made with brown tones where leather and silk were combined. It was presented at the end of 2014.
6. LANCIA Y10 ROW
Lancia and Fila took advantage of the great moment that they lived together to join and create a Y10 Fila that was placed as one of the versions of access to the model, or what is the same, with a very limited equipment. However, it had several elements that differentiated it from the rest of the range.
7. NISSAN MICRA AGATHA RUIZ DE LA PRADA
Nissan also partnered with one of the most recognizable designers. In fact, a contest was held on social networks to dress only one car, which was very striking and which has participated in various exhibitions. As a result of that, Nissan offered a kit (145 euros) that included the emblem of the heart for the sides and some mats.
8. NISSAN MICRA MANDARINA DUCK
The Japanese company joined an expert company in the production of bags and suitcases very fashionable to give one last touch to your car. And he did. He gave some details in blue to the front, as well as a chocolate tone inside, in addition to inserting the duck, symbol of the brand, on the back, the doors and the upholstery.
9. FIAT 500 BY GUCCI
It was presented coinciding with the Fashion Week in Milan in 2011 and was available in two colors: pearly white or glossy black. Among the elements that distinguished him from the conventional version was the retro-styled tire design, as well as some red and green side vinyl.
10. PEUGEOT 205 LACOSTE
The union between car manufacturers and clothing companies is not new. Proof of this is the Peugeot 205 Lacoste, which designated a level of finishing that arrived in the mid-eighties. In total, 23,000 vehicles were sold with this configuration, so it seems that the lion and the crocodile did not get along so badly.
11. PEUGEOT 206 QUICKSILVER
The PSA group has not discovered the world of surfing with RipCurl: more than a decade ago it associated the Peugeot 206 with Quicksilver. This version was differentiated by the logo that was split between the front wheel arch and the doors, and also by the front mats, sports seats and gray center console, among other details.
12. PEUGEOT 207 SERIES 64
The lion partnered with the t-shirt brand 64 to redecorate its utility in 2010. Its logo could be seen on doors, seats, floor mats and side panels. But it was only sold in France. After the 205, the 206 and the 207, it is necessary to see who will reform the 208: this custom should not be lost (and do not forget to sell it beyond the French border).
13. SEAT MII BY MANGO
In the middle of the era in which brands offer all kinds of personalization options, Seat joined one of the clothing chains with the most followers among the young female audience. Of the additional equipment highlighted cream-colored paint, exclusive exterior moldings or a hook to hang the bag from the lid of the glove box.
14. FORD KA POWERED BY HAWKERS
Ford and the manufacturer of sunglasses that has grown the most in recent years, and that is of Spanish origin, allied last year to create a special edition of the Ford Ka decorated by Hawkers and that was auctioned by Twitter in an original proposal selling.