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Volt lights up London

It has already won glowing praise from the world’s motoring press, but now the Chevrolet Volt really knows how to shine, after the American manufacturer pulled the wraps off another world-first…

Renowned automotive artist Ian Cook made art history in London by creating an image of the Volt using paint that reacts to ultra-violet light, effectively making it glow against the board on which it is created.

The image is based on a nocturnal image of the Volt in London shot by well-known car photographer Dominic Fraser, and in normal light looks like a fairly bright and prominent artwork, but when it is hit by ultra-violet ‘black’ light, the image comes to life and appears to rise in front of its background.

29-year old Cook from Solihull, W Midlands, created the image in a mostly dark studio using radio-controlled Chevrolet Camaro models, themselves dipped in UV paint, primarily so they could be visible in the studio.