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Glow-in-the-dark Aston Martin lights the way in Gumball3000 Rally

Global award-winner Hamish Scott, inventor of the STARPATH UV innovation phenomenon, has lit up an Aston Martin DBS for the Gumball3000 Rally and launched Nevana Designs, creators of a bespoke UV material that can be applied to virtually any surface.


This flawless example of precision craftsmanship on the car literally comes alive at night.

David Morgan (Team 46), owner and driver of the Aston Martin DBS who is setting off from Stockholm on Sunday and heading to Las Vegas, said: “Personally, I wanted a car that would stand out among the collection of supercars and what better way to do it than make it glow? Hamish Scott rose to the challenge and the car will definitely turn heads around the globe. It is positively mind-blowing and feels like touching glass, smoother than regular car paint, whilst aesthetically something futuristic and completely out of this world – it is spectacular, day or night.”

Scott added: “I have now invented a material that can be applied to any surface, including bikes, bike helmets, boats, safety equipment on the water’s edge, fire extinguishers, floors, walls, ceilings, yachts, kitchen counters, trees, spectacles. You name it – I can make it come alive at night.”

Nevana Designs are especially keen to emphasise the safety enhancements their bespoke technology offers.Scoptt continues: “Should a car break down on a dark road or motorway, or indeed a boat be stranded at sea, the UV coated surface can be seen from miles away andafter it is charged during the day remains luminescent for at least 10 hours during the course of the night. Once people view the product it almost consumes them and they think of more and more ways the product could be used.

“Nevana Designs have been commissioned to work in conjunction with some of the world’s biggest international brand names such as O2/Samsung and Nissan to create bespoke UV merchandise using this cutting edge formula. Their recent project with the Aston Martin, the most illustrious automotive bloodline in the world, is a further endorsement of the potential of our technology.”

Nevana Designs has been actively sought out by the most creative futuristic thinkers from world-leading manufacturers, advertising agencies and PR agencies. This unique concept is clearly for businesses with an ability to seriously think outside the box.