Solo artist and member of pop group Black Eyed Peas, Will.i.am, has combined his love for cars with his love for comics by having a car custom built based on the comic strip Dick Tracy. The car enthusiast unveiled his brand new $900,000 vehicle when he cruised out of LAX airport this week.
The extravagant metallic purplish-blue car attracted some rather incredulous looks from spectators. The unique car was custom-made by company West Coast Customs, who became famous for their impressive work, through popular car-revamping show Pimp My Ride, which was shown on MTV.
The curvaceous bodywork of the car incorporates an aluminium interior, aluminium dashboard, suicide doors and custom door panels. It also has a sloping front grille and bold whitewall tires. Its bucket seats make for comfortable high-speed driving.
Will.i.am himself was kitted out in a trendy, slightly eccentric, all-black ensemble of beanie hat, leather jacket, shorts and some funky gold and white trainers.
The singer and producer also owns another futuristic custom-built car – a white coupe with Delorean-esque door, which cost a mere $700,000.
In May, William will be presented with an honourary award for creative advertising at the CLIO Awards, it was announced on Monday. It has previously been handed out to Anthony Bourdain and Annie Leibovitz, and is designated for people who have pushed the boundaries of creativity.
Will.i.am’s fourth album #willpower is due out today.