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Model S with LumiLor Paint real life Tron light car

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Bulletproof, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. Bulletproof

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    looks cool!
     
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    kendallpb Model S: P 8061

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    Wow - had no idea such a thing even existed.
     
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    Nissan toyed with the idea of releasing the GTR with a crazy $20k paint option that allowed you to vary the color using a dial on the dash. It never came to be, but the general idea has been around and roughly possible for awhile. Not a particularly good source, but it's the first one I turned up: Advanced Paintjob that Changes Colour at the Touch of a Button

    This sounds like a EL clearcoat that can be painted on, which is pretty neat. Unfortunately blue lighting on a vehicle is illegal pretty much everywhere in the US, so this would be a great way to get tickets. I'm not sure what other EL colors have been developed... I'm only aware of blue.
     
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    pink
    orange
    green
    purple
    red

    I have some of each fro RC helis :wink:
    or party clothing maybe?
     
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    What a difference a forum can make. I was just at the Bimmerpost side and saw this Tesla video on vimeo and their thoughts were completely opposite of the thoughts here on this more electric friendly forum. However, I have to side with the bimmer folks and that paint is just too much. It is way too loud and unnecessary but to each their own. I would be surprised to see this was allowed in California streets without repercussions for the owner from law enforcement.
     
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    That's really cool that you can do that with a paint coating but it's also really ugly. I wonder how much of the batteries range those lights use? ;)
     
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    The paint is cool - the design is pretty wonky in my mind. To each their own - but it doesn't look like a designer did it. Could have been uber-cool with a better executed design, IMHO. The paint itself is amazing.
     
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    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Moderator note: Added actual video to OP.
     
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    If Tesla's colors are a bit bland for you

    This company can make your care unique. Not for me, or even close, but I found the video extremely amusing.

    Here's a link, but you really must watch the video to really see a Tesla light show.
     
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    I agree. Cool idea, but poor execution on this example - looks like a Zebra
     
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    There is always a price for paint customization, good or bad. You should see the options available for some of the hypercar manufacturers. Would make options like these look quite inexpensive.
     
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    Probably not much. EL is typically a relatively efficient lighting method (at least in part because it's so dim).

    It does look like a zebra. You could do much cooler stuff than this example, I bet. I was kind of disappointed it was like an animal print instead of a more futuristic design.
     
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    Care to share an example of what it costs for these other cars?
     
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    I am in the process of ordering now, so here is what I am talking about
     

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    :scared: A custom paint job on the Huayra costs half that of my +!!!! Ok, now I have to ask: what paint option are you getting?!
     

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