The Hottest Wrappers: 8 Cool Car Wraps and What We Loved About Them
In 2015, revenue for the automotive wrap films market came in at a whopping $1.62 million. While the growing demand for mobile advertising contributed to this figure, so did an increased desire for personalized vehicles.
And let's face it, some pretty cool car wraps have hit the market in recent years. Here's our rundown of the eight most unique car wraps to grace roadways.
Why Use These Cool Car Wraps?
Car wraps have come a long way over the past handful of years. In fact, we're truly mind blown by the creativity of shop owners as well as their bold film choices. We're also amazed by the advances that have been made in installation techniques.
A quality car wrap installed by experts can hide scratches and imperfections in your car's paint job. It can transform a catastrophic exterior into something that you can be proud of.
But it's not all about appearance. The best car wraps combine creativity with durability. After all, car films have to weather less than ideal conditions on a regular basis.
Vehicle wraps come in a surprising variety of sizes. In fact, you can find them on everything from championship race cars to jumbo jets. But some definitely stand out more than others and have even garnered media attention.
1. Ohio Sheriff's Pink Mission
The best car wraps do more than look flashy. They support good causes.
Take, for example, the Stark County Sheriff's Office in Ohio. Employees wanted to support breast cancer awareness, and so they had a cruiser decorated by Brand Installers using Satin Bubblegum Pink and Satin Nero Supreme Wrapping Films.
Besides the vibrant pink hue of the cruiser, it also featured breast cancer ribbons. And inside the vehicle?
For those unlucky souls who ended up there, a sign offered this message: "Look on the bright side... you're helping raise breast cancer awareness."
2. Tesla's Cartoon Car
The first and last time most of us saw a toon car was in the Robert Zemeckis movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988). That is until now...
Burnie Burns (founder of the American TV production company Rooster Teeth) collaborated with Texas-based Graphic Guys to create a real-life "car-toon." (Sorry, we couldn't help ourselves.)
Their project involved transforming a Tesla P90D into what looks like real-life animation. Complete with a sketched-out look, it ranks at the top of our list of cool car wrap ideas.
3. The Al Dente BMW
Once you see this next car wrap, you'll never forget it. Is that a good thing? We don't really know.
A Swiss automobile collector recently paid $115,000 to purchase a BMW i3 that looks like a big mound of spaghetti noodles. Al dente, of course.
The wrap was created by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, who's known for his satirical take on life, and photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari. Together, this art duo is known as "TOILETPAPER."
So, just about the time you catch yourself salivating over the vehicle, you see the "TOILETPAPER" sign and start regretting your appetite. Funds raised from the sale of the electric vehicle were donated to the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.
How Leo fits into the spaghetti/toilet paper mess, we don't know.
4. Can a Jaguar Change Its Spots?
If that jaguar happens to be an XE SV Project 8, then the answer's a firm yes.
When Jaguar sent the XE SV Project 8 out on its test run this past May, the company didn't want to give away too much. So, they wrapped it with a custom design that lets the car get out and about without an official reveal.
The wrap was also created to add to the car's mystique and build anticipation for the official release. We'd personally like to see more Jaguars decorated with the black-and-white graffiti-inspired design featuring sick pops of red.
5. Toyota's Shout Out to Tonka
Alright, here's another flash from the past. Do you remember how much fun you had as a kid playing with Tonka trucks? If you're like us, you even fantasized about driving your own life-size Tonka some day.
In Australia, that dream has become a reality. Toyota Australia created the HiLux Tonka Concept wrap to let adults get in on the toy action. If you played with trucks as a kid, driving this truck seriously needs to be at the top of your bucket list.
6. VW Art Car
What do you get when you mix VWs with fine art? A stellar wrap that people can't get enough of.
It all started when Steven Brown, the Scottish artist best known for his "McCoo" brand, teamed up with a local Volkswagen dealership to create a one-of-a-kind vehicle. They wrapped a VW Polo with one of Brown's vibrant cow portraits.
The car was wrapped for a competition, but VW fans couldn't get enough of it.
So, the dealership has now decided to launch its own "McCoo" automobile.
7. The Swirling Lamborghini
The Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder headed to the iconic Nurburgring race track in Germany for a test run this past April. Fans enthusiastically appreciated a glimpse at the vehicle. Many were also amazed by its wrap.
An abstract pattern featuring black and white swirls, it caught everyone's attention. In fact, the wrap gave the Lamborghini a dynamic, state-of-the-art look.
8. The Galaxy Wrap
Why not give yourself the gift of the moon and stars with a galaxy-inspired wrap? We've been noticing increased demand for galaxy print lately. And it makes for a stunning car wrap that you won't be able to take your eyes off.
Why are people going crazy over the galaxy wrap? Because of its effortless, natural, and timeless appeal. There's nothing like a car decorated with this massive gravitationally bound system of sparkling lights.
Just be sure to make a wish when you're in this car's presence.
Unique Car Wraps
Because of innovations and new technologies, cool car wraps are easier to find than ever. Which of these eclectic wrap ideas are you most interested in?
Once you've found the perfect wrap for your vehicle, don't just trust anybody to install it. Instead, look to the car wrapping experts at Just a Wrap. We're here to help you create your dream car, so contact us today for answers to your toughest questions.