Schlupp starts ride-pimping spree at Leicester

September 1, 2016

Leicester City did things their own way last season when they won the Premier League title and it seems their players have felt the need to do the same again.

The first-team squad received a fleet of 19 BMW I8 supercars worth £105,000 each last month after Leicester’s chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha promised to reward the players for their momentous achievement.

But now some of the players have started to add personal touches. 

Leicester left-back Jeffrey Schlupp was the first of his team-mates to get his car personalised

Schlupp's BMW I8 (right) went from the colour blue to being wrapped in matte black

Schlupp was the first Leicester player to get his car back from modification firm AC13 Premier
Schlupp was the first Leicester player to get his car back from modification firm AC13 Premier

Rather than settling on the blue colour that they came in, a number of them have chosen to give their motors a completely new look.

Left-back Jeffrey Schlupp was the first to have modifications made this week by AC13 Premier, a Nottingham-based vehicle personalisation firm co-founded by former footballer Marlon Harewood.

Schlupp, a close friend of the ex-West Ham United striker, ditched the Leicester blue and decided to get his BMW wrapped in matte black.

Co-owner of AC13 Premier, Marlon Harewood (pictured), stands with a number of the car-presents

The BMW supercars that the players were originally given were painted with the colour blue

A number of Schlupp's team-mates have also decided to opt for the colour of matte black

As the cars are wrapped the players can easily make modifications themselves

By the end of this week, another six Leicester players will have had their cars personalised

The car keys of some of the Leicester players including that of captain Wes Morgan


COST: £104,990

BHP: 357 at 5800 RPM

0-60MPH: 4.2 seconds

TRANSMISSION: Automatic six-speed

WEIGHT: 1490kg

The process takes about four to five days and is costing the players roughly £2,000 each.

In the garage on Thursday were the cars of Riyad Mahrez, Demarai Gray, Danny Simpson, Ben Chilwell, Andy King and Wes Morgan.

It is thought that Mahrez may well decide to buck the trend of those who have gone for black or grey by opting for white.

Other final touches that will be made, as requested by some of the players, include wrapped rims and chrome finishes. 

Next week will see yet another fleet of cars arrive on the Nottingham forecourt and it is expected the majority of the first team will all have had their cars modified by the end of September. 

Riyad Mahrez's car is currently with the Nottingham-based personalisation company

The Leicester first-team were given the cars as a gift for winning the Premier League 

The BMWs were coloured in protonic blue to represent the Leicester club colours

The cars came following a  promise in May by Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha to reward the Foxes

The Leicester players aren’t the first footballers to require the services of Harewood and his business partner Andrew Cole.

Wayne Rooney and Harry Kane have both trusted them to get their cars looking exactly how they want them. 

Manchester United striker and England captain Rooney got his Audi Q7 personalised with a chrome finish.

The Leicester players will no doubt enjoy turning up to the King Power Stadium in their newly personalised cars when they host their next home game against Burnley on September 17. 

Wayne Rooney had his Audi Q7 personalised with a chrome finish by AC13 Premier 


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