John Metcalfe was CityLab’s Bay Area bureau chief, covering climate change and the science of cities.
There's just one catch....
I'm not sure why Bufalino has given the world this classy auto accessory, handcrafted from the finest cardboard. But to judge from the French artist's other public projects, it exists simply to get people to whip their heads around and say, Whaaa? Among other things, he's made a picnic table so big you can't see over it, and right now is plotting to enliven the U.K. with a phone booth full of water and goldfish.
The sports-vehicle conversion kit, titled "LA FERRARI SUR VOITURE SANS PERMIS," was recently seen zipping around the streets of Lyon, France, for an arts exhibition. It might not have all the bells and whistles of the real thing, like an alarm system or maybe more importantly engine or tires, but think of the hidden benefits: Low insurance! Protection from the elements, at least until it dissolves in the rain! A chick magnet, for very, very nearsighted women!
It could also double as a mattress to sleep on, should your spouse kick you out for riding in this embarrassing thing: