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Jon Olsson’s super cars with ski boxes in pictures

Swedish skier Jon Olsson is very picky about his super cars. He likes them fast, he likes them beautiful, but most of all, he likes them with a ski box on the roof. 

Let's hope the sunroof is open, or he could really hurt himself.
Let’s hope the sunroof is open, or he could really hurt himself.

Champion freestyle skier and notorious petrolhead Jon spends upwards of 300 days out of every year with a set of skis as his luggage. Rather than risk putting them in the hold of a budget airline, or stuffing them into the boot of a beaten-up old rental car, he organises his own, unique transport. He gets about in an assortment of hot vehicles that have included an Audi R8, a Nissan GT-R, a Lamborghini Gallardo LP 540 and a Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SV, all of which have had enormous ski racks.

It should be noted that Jon also has an rather insane Ultima GTR, which doesn’t have a roof rack, because its enormous rear wing could easily double as a snowboard.

Each of his cars has been modified quite heavily. The Audi R8, for example, has a full carbon fibre body kit from PPI Razor, which it 250Kg lighter than standard R8s. Its V10 engine has been fettled by Audi modding specialists Stasis, which fitted a supercharger so it now produces in the region of 800bhp. It’ll do around 208mph, although we’re not sure whether that’s with or without the ski box on top.

If inclement weather conspires against the rear-wheel-drive R8, then Olssen’s Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SV should prove a far more practical option. This sort of car can is most often found pounding tarmac-laden race circuits, but its four-wheel-drive system means it actually lends itself quite well to the piste. We’ve also seen Jon drive the same car through an enormous puddle as part of the Gumball 3000.

We’re not sure we’d run the risk of ruining such expensive machinery by hooning around on snowy, salty mountain roads, but we’ve got to admire Olsson’s audacity — and his taste in cars. His vehicles are undeniably beautiful and his decision to add the ski boxes really adds considerably to to their overall appeal. Have a look at the pictures of his glorious machines below and let us know what you think of them in the comments or on Facebook.

Images: Oskar Bakke

THis R8 will do over 200mph.
THis R8 will do over 200mph.
We suspect it might take off at high speed with that ski box fitted.
We suspect it might take off at high speed with that ski box fitted.
This could be the world's first and only carbon fibre snow plough.
This could be the world’s first and only carbon fibre snow plough.
We hear Olsson bought this Gallardo while he waited for his Lambo Aventador to arrive.
We hear Olsson bought this Gallardo while he waited for his Lambo Aventador to arrive.
The custom camouflage wrap helots it stand out. A bit.
The custom camouflage wrap helots it stand out. A bit.
This is quite possibly the most beautiful thing we've ever seen.
This is quite possibly the most beautiful thing we’ve ever seen.
These boxes can't be good for your fuel economy, but who cars?
Ski boxes shouldn’t be an option — they should come as standard on all super cars.
The 4x4 system on the GT-R lends itself quite well to slippery roads.
The 4×4 system in the Nissan GT-R lends itself quite well to slippery roads.
The vinyl wrap is a bit tacky, but on the whole, this GT-R treatment is stunning.
The vinyl wrap is a bit tacky, but on the whole, this GT-R treatment is stunning.

Even if you don't ski, a ski box could be just the thing to make your super car more practical.

Utterly sensational.

This thing belongs on the mountain.

 

Look at it. Just LOOK at it.It goes well on tarmac, too.

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