The Kardashians have achieved a lot since their Keeping Up with the Kardashian days. After revolutionizing reality TV, they’ve now moved to Hulu with their new show, The Kardashians. The family drama continues, and we also see Kim Kardashian’s journey into being a lawyer, Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian’s road to their $91 million Italian wedding, and many other milestones.
All these major accomplishments, yet Ferrari still doesn’t think the clan — which has a combined net worth of $2 billion — deserves to own one of their cars. Here’s why.
Why Ferrari Banned The Kardashians From Buying Their Cars
According to the Spanish publication Marca, the Kardashians have been added to Ferrari’s “blacklist of celebrities banned from acquiring” their cars. According to Italian newspaper Il Giornale, they were blacklisted for “not taking care of their Ferraris.” The family also has a history of modifying luxury vehicles. Kylie Jenner owns at least three Rolls-Royce, Kendall Jenner collects vintage cars, while Kim’s $3.8 million car collection includes a Rolls Royce, Lamborghini, and Maybach Sedan — all custom-painted grey to match her house.
Ferrari didn’t mention any specific incident that led to the decision. However, Kim was previously spotted with a new Ferrari in 2012. But it’s not clear whether it was hers or her ex-husband, Kanye West’s. A year before that, the SKIMS founder received a $325,000 Ferrari 458 Italia as a wedding gift from a Malaysian business tycoon following her short-lived nuptials to Kris Humphries. After the long online discussion about the Kardashian ban, Ferrari clarified that it only “reserves the right to decide on special editions” or exclusive models, so the reality stars can still purchase series production models.
The Truth About Ferrari’s Celebrity Bans
Buying a Ferrari is not as easy as you think, and celebrities and billionaires aren’t exempted. “Even for its standard cars, Ferrari will often demand to see a history of ownership before allowing customers to buy a new one,” wrote Car Keys. “If you’ve never owned a Ferrari, you’ve got a slim chance of walking off the forecourt with a new one, while many dealers won’t take any buyer under the age of 40 seriously.” That’s also why the manufacturer has serious reservations about selling to influencers.
Even former racing driver, entrepreneur and multi-millionaire Preston Henn, 85, was refused a special model. “Henn, who has owned more than 18 different Ferraris, including one of only three 275 GTB/C 6885 Speciale models ever built and a Formula One car driven by Michael Schumacher, immediately placed an order for the LaFerrari convertible only to be told his order was rejected,” wrote the publication. “Even after sending a $1 million check directly to Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne as a down payment, he was still informed that he was ‘not qualified’ to purchase the Aperta. He attempted to sue the manufacturer for more than $75,000, claiming that Ferrari had damaged his reputation, although his legal team withdrew the lawsuit.”