There’s no shortage of stories regarding Ferrari making it difficult for people to buy its iconic cars. Additionally, there’s been plenty of celebrity run-ins with the iconic Italian supercar manufacturer. Perhaps most iconic is the company’s cease and desist letter sent to world-famous DJ and electronic music producer Deadmau5 for parody logos on his nyancat-themed 458. This, though, likely sits just as high in the unbelievable things Ferrari did list. Justin Bieber is no longer allowed to purchase Ferrari vehicles.
Ferrari says that Bieber’s antics and behavior are the cause of the ban
According to Marca, Ferrari decided to ban Bieber from purchasing new cars because of his behavior. While certain things may come to mind regarding Bieber’s behavior because of numerous PR disasters throughout his coming of age, rest assured, the details Ferrari cites are pretty petty! Then again, that’s right on par with typical Ferrari corporate behavior.
As the world knows, Ferrari does not like when you change its cars. So, Bieber’s numerous widebody and wrap modifications don’t sit well with the suits at the prancing horse. Funny enough, though, this isn’t the primary reason for the ban.
So, what did he do? Did he hit another paparazzo with a Ferrari? Maybe he totaled a rare Ferrari? Did he get a DUI behind the wheel of his matte red 458? Nope! He parked his car, left it there for two weeks, and then forgot where it was. How dare he?
According to Marca, this was the final straw that broke the Italian horse’s back. While it may be an egregious display of wealth and perhaps a bit reckless, the guy has to be pretty busy. Plus, he probably has a million cars. There’s a lot one could say Justin Bieber has done wrong in his past. However, the punishment really doesn’t seem fit for the “crime” here.
Perhaps, like Deadmau5, Bieber will start throwing his money at Lamborghini and McLaren instead.
Justin Bieber isn’t the only celebrity to have problems with Ferrari
Ferrari is notorious for making it difficult to buy cars. To get higher-end Ferrari models, you have to have already owned different ones. For example, when Ferrari launched the LaFerrari, one had to own north of $10 million in other rare Ferraris like the F40, 288 GTO, and Enzo to be considered eligible for purchasing a LaFerrari. Jay Leno once likened Ferrari’s customer service to a dominatrix.
Of course, Ferrari can only stop Bieber from purchasing brand new cars. He can still buy them used as much as he likes. Though, it wouldn’t be unlike Ferrari to go after whoever sells him a used car.
Now would be an excellent time to really flex that wealth and stick it to Ferrari. Do something like buy an iconic Ferrari like the Enzo or F40 and modify it into oblivion.
Ultimately, this is one of those stories where the headline is a bit of a letdown. You go into it expecting a juicy celebrity story, and all you get is Ferrari being Ferrari as usual. For celebrities actually getting a little crazy behind the wheel, keep scrolling to read about celebrity speeding tickets!