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Monday, November 19, 2012
Exclusive: Interview with Jeremy Stuchlik from WrapStyle: The team behind the realization of the glossy yellow Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4
On the 15th of November, I had the opportunity to speak with Jeremy Stuchlik from WrapStyle and to learn more about the project and the team responsible for the exterior realization of the glossy yellow Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4.
Exotics in India has already discussed the bull god Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, a white speedster with a 6.5-liter V12 engine which unleashes 700bhp of uncensored power at 8250rpm. The bull is capable of reaching 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and can cruise at a top speed of around 350 km/h making the Aventador stand among the fastest street-legal cars in the world!
Now, let’s talk to WrapStyle, who groomed this white Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 into stunning glossy yellow color.
Mr. Jeremy Stuchlik, tell us about how WrapStyle and the owner of Lamborghini Aventador decide on settling on the glossy yellow project kick-off?
Well, we received a call from the owner of a Lamborghini Aventador in Bangalore. He said he wanted to make the supercar an exclusive one and needed the best people from WrapStyle to work on it. Hence, we coupled up the best wrappers from WrapStyle London to complete the project.
When you say couple of the best wrappers, what was the team size that worked on the WrapStyling of the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4?
The team consisted of the two best wrappers of WrapStyle and me as a supervisor.
How was your experience on the WrapStyling of the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 and working in India?
Well, that was a new experience all together, since it was the first job in India and at the owner’s premises. It’s not really about the money, it’s really about the enthusiasm and there are no limits in the wrapping. There are a lot of new materials and colors to do something, so you have to be innovative and you have to push it to the limit and this is what our partner needs to understand.
Choosing of the color? Was it Wrap Style’s or the owner’s decision?
Basically the owner decided what he wanted and we did it for him, it is basically the original Lamborghini yellow with WrapStyle’s glossy finish.
If not glossy yellow, which color would WrapStyle have selected on the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4?
We were offering him WrapStyle’s scarlet finish of the yellow, which makes the car look shinier with a sparkling finish, which is really something new on the market - especially the shades of yellow. However, the owner wanted the original yellow color from Lamborghini.
What were the challenges faced during the project?
Well the biggest challenge is to make the car look like it is painted and Aventador has really big spaces between some parts at the back.
If a car is white, let’s say you are changing the color to yellow, it’s still not that bad, but if you are changing the colour to black that would be the worst case, since you can see the white lines between parts everywhere and this was the main goal to the customer to cover all parts which are actually visible. Though the car was wrapped with yellow you could see the white between different parts of the car. So we had to cover even these parts to make sure nobody would know that it was originally white.
The hardest part to cover was the front bumper and back bumpers that have sharp edges and the foil has its limits (once you place it you have to stretch it). However, if you stretch it there are chances of the foil peeling off, because it has memory. So basically, we did not want to do any connections, and our objective was to avoid as much connections as possible and make sure the foil stays on the car forever.
What comes to your mind when you talk about India and the exotic car scene?
India has all the exotic cars in the world. It is just about giving people who have the money and are buying exotic cars an idea of wrapping. Sometimes they get tired of their car and instead of wrapping it they buy a new one. Once they learn more about high-quality wrapping, I think they would just keep them like lovely toys that they would like to drive, which is the future of wrapping.
Have you WrapStyled any other exotic in India?
No, the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 is the first one to be wrapped by WrapStyle in India. We would be doing more projects in the coming months. We have a lot of offers, though it is really difficult to explain to customers the job and the scale of the colors (over the phone about). Basically, it is hard for me to give customers an idea of the innovation of their car as they have not seen our new range of colors. Although current customers have an idea of what they want to do with their car, I think they would change their mind if they saw our range of colors.
How many meters of glossy yellow material was used for the job?
Normally we need about 20-22 meters. However, we did an extra job which required 25 meters.
Can you make a verdict on the WrapStyling of Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4?
The car is brilliant and the customer gets what he wanted. If I were to be more technical, Aventador is pure Italian, the engine and the design of the car is something which everyone will fall in love with.
Did you fall in love with it?
Yes, of course, I died for it (with a smile). Well the sound of the engine, the design of the car is something different, it’s a marvel.
When we completed the interview with Jeremy Stuchlik, it was ‘THE’ moment to rejoice. We could understand the dedication and commitment of the WrapStyle team.