HOW would you enjoy living like Jon Olsson for a day? Swanning around Monaco and Europe’s best ski resorts, hanging out with models and rock stars, and building and driving some of the most ridiculous cars you can imagine…
That’s the reality of a day in Olsson’s life. For those not down with the kids and unaware of the fun-loving pro-skier, he has become a bit of an internet and Instagram celeb, and his camo-wrapped cars are stars in their own right.
Olsson is a Swedish-born Monaco resident who makes a living as a professional freestyle snow skier. His aspirational day job helps fund a passion for outlandishly modified supercars, and he films his antics for the web to enjoy.
The latest addition to Olsson’s arsenal is a heavily-customised Rolls-Royce Wraith, dubbed George, which is adorned with rally-style spotlights, a snow camo wrap, and tuned to produce 600kW at the wheels.
To give you more of an insight into the mind of Mr Olsson, here’s an overview of his car ownership history.
Audi RS6 DTM
This Audi RS6 Avant is the car most would associate with Olsson. As with his other vehicles, this one received a snow-themed camo wrap, but the stand out modifications are a 671kW engine tune, and racing-inspired DTM-inspired body kit.
When it was revealed, this brutally fast wagon set the internet alight, which turned out to be a fateful premonition. Olsson eventually sold the car, but it was stolen shortly after and burnt to the ground.
Next in Olsson’s back catalogue is this modified (of course) Lamborghini Huracan. Olsson used the car during trips to European ski resorts. The car’s 5.2-litre V10 was supercharged, boosting power to 600kW. Oh, and it had a ski box attached the roof, because there’s no point having a Lambo if you can’t use it to transport the gear you need to be one of the world’s best.
Looking more at home on the Mulsanne straight at Le Mans than a regular public road, this is one of Olsson’s most over the top vehicles.
It’s also one of the least powerful, relatively speaking. The R2K is based on an Ultima GTR, with a 447kW Lamborghini V10 mated to a 6-speed ‘e-gear’ semi-automatic transmission sending power to all four wheels. The LMP-style bodywork makes it almost unmistakable.
Despite the race car visuals, Olsson used the car in a pair of Gumball 3000 ‘rallies’ and belted it up a ski slope. This guy knows how to party.
The cars above are but a small sample of Olsson’s motoring indulgences. Other vehicles he owns or has owned include a BMW M3 CSL, which he claims turned in more than 3000 laps at race tracks, plus a Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670 SV, Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, Nissan GT-R, Lamborghini Gallardo, and Audi R8.