Though a healthy amount of attention has been paid to Deadmau5 and Jon Olsson’s customized cars for this year’s Gumball 3000 Rally, there are dozens of other teams and cars traveling with them from Stockholm to Las Vegas, including one that will put on its best show after the sun goes down.
Acting as the official car for Team 46 is a completely glow-in-the-dark Aston Martin DBS. Unveiled on the Gumball 3000 website May 17, the iridescent blue is courtesy of a unique UV coating that absorbs UV radiation from the sunlight during the day, then becomes self-illuminating at night.
Nevana Designs is the company behind this glowing paint, which was originally developed by Hamish Scott for the STARPATH project, which aimed to eliminate the need for electricity to light up walkways at night.
The first two days of the Rally has already been completed, with the full line of cars departing Stockholm May 24 and Oslo May 25. Today they are leaving Copenhagen with a top secret checkpoint in Germany and then a night’s stay in Amsterdam. Tomorrow, May 27, they fly from Amsterdam to Reno on Gumball Airlines, when the American portion of the rally begins.
Be sure to follow updates from the road on Gumball 3000’s Facebook page, then browse through our exclusive listings of classic, exotic and luxury cars for sale to find your perfect ride for Gumball 3000 2016.
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(Source: Gumball3000.com, NevanaDesigns.com)