There is an Italian response to the Britishness of the Union Jack painted on the roof of the Mini.
Agnelli scion Lapo Elkann, at 26 already a Fiat brand marketing director, has had an Italian flag painted on the roof of his Alfa Romeo 147 GTA. Except Lapo's flag is painted as a circle, while the iconic emblem on some UK Minis is a rectangle.
Elkann is one of two fourth-generation Agnellis working for Fiat. His older brother John sits on the Fiat board. They are sons of former Fiat Chairman Gianni Agnelli.