Chevrolet only mentioned it briefly in the official announcement for the 2016 Camaro Krypton, but we wanted to dig a little deeper into how the concept pulls off one crazy cool trick.
With the flip of a switch, the 2016 Camaro Krypton’s paint becomes illuminated with Chevrolet bowtie logos. No, there aren’t any lights, or bulky equipment to make it happen. The bowties literally come through the paint.
The 2016 Camaro Krypton utilizes a paint mixture, called electroluminescent paint, with conducive materials, which is powered by a battery pack in the rear of the vehicle. We weren’t given specifics on how this type of paint is infused with said conductive materials but, as you can imagine, it’s quite the process.
The Krypton Green exterior color, which houses the special paint, costs $10 per square-inch applied. The grand total for this science-fiction paint experiment for SEMA? $80,000. For two doors, and two fenders.
The Krypton paint was done by Lumilor Labs, with Chevrolet’s blessing to infuse the 2016 Camaro with the special bowtie graphics.
The possibilities are truly endless with this kind of technology regarding customization, and we think this particular application is only the beginning for the technology.