Color Changing Mini Cooper!

“BMW’s MINI division will debut its first color-morphing car in Singapore in June. Called the MINI Chameleon, the car changes color according to weather conditions.

For example, on a rainy day, the car’s paint brightens to improve visibility while on a sunny day, it lightens to reflect heat and cool down the vehicle.

The color-morphing technology was made possible due to a special treatment called FeintPaint by Spanish company Payola Forlids.

Cars treated with FeintPaint comprises tiny magnetic iron oxide particles which can interact with a low grade magnetic field to change the spacing of the particles, and hence its ability to reflect light and change color.

The color changes take effect in seconds, and should be quite a sight to behold! Unless of course, you’re the owner, and you’ve no idea where you last parked your car in a multi-story car park. ”

It’s about time someone did this! Wished this color technology could be applied to the interior leather as well…nothing like black leather during the winter, but oh my is it toasty to the touch in the summer! Would also be cool if the cars color changed as you sped up on the highway, from a cool blue to a hot red the faster you went.

via luxury insider

30 Responses to “Color Changing Mini Cooper!”

  1. Jerry Horton Says:

    I like it very much. I hope to see these cars on the streets soon.

  2. Silent Moon Says:

    The only problem with turning from blue to red as you go faster…… is the higher risk of speeding tickets! No, thanks. But I do like the idea of morphing paint to help with visibility in rain and fighting summer heat.

  3. Red5050 Says:

    I love this concept! Particularly that it lightens on a sunny day to reflect heat and cool down the vehicle. Very interesting!

  4. Bill Says:

    What is the difference between lighter and brighter ?

  5. gregg Says:

    Payola Forlids = april fools day

  6. Patsy Says:

    …I WANT ONE ….NOW!!!

  7. wrter123 Says:

    great idea,i hope to be driving one in the near future.

  8. Susan Says:

    I want one sooo bad! I love the changing colors

  9. Troup Says:

    Also sounds like it would be distracting if these were on the road everywhere and suddenly changed colour in front of unsuspecting drivers. Still, I want one all the same!

  10. WillgasM Says:

    it won’t fly. Several states won’t even allow prismatique paintjobs. Cops need a color when reporting a vehicle. It’s a stupid reason, but it’s enough to keep it out of the US.

  11. DUH Says:

    Ummmm…this has been around for a long time hasnt it? Definately nothing new.

  12. cheryl Says:

    this is awesome! but is it a scam? lol

  13. Stumbler Says:

    As gregg said Payola Forlids (the supposed Spanish paint company) is an anagram of April fools day. Plus if it was real you’d think they’d have a video at least…

  14. Janice Says:

    Hmmm…what if it’s sunny when you go into somewhere and raining
    when you come out? Could be hard to find your car!

  15. Jamal McCoy Says:

    Too bad this won’t be legal. You can’t have drivers changing the colors of their cars or else criminals will never be caught. APB – Calling all cars! We are in pursuit of a late model pink, no brown, no mauve sedan at high speeds! (why does it sound like the cop is from 1931?)

  16. Beth Says:

    SO, what happens if you walk away with a blue mini cooper and it turns red when you’re out? that makes finding your car slightly more difficult. considering i already have problems remembering where i park

  17. Hangelbel Says:

    How About during winter time?

  18. finnoula Says:

    I already thought of this as my dream car- the convertible version….
    and now,
    it is unbearable not to have one that changes color

  19. Micheal1984 Says:


  20. Designer Clothes Online Says:

    That’s amazing. I think I am wishing to own one soon.

  21. ada Says:

    That’s really cool. Mini thinks of everything 🙂

  22. Bandit a la mode Says:

    Freaking amazing. If only GM had thought of this…

  23. ashley Says:

    ive been wanting a mini for soooooo long i def want that one!!!

  24. X600 Says:

    This is cool, reminds me of some of those little Hotwheels toys that change colour depending on temperature. But for legal reasons, I don’t see it going anywhere. Damn shame, I’ve always thought a colour changing car would be cool.

  25. Locozuna Says:

    Buy a white one and paint it with water colors. Any color you want. Carwash will being it back to white.

  26. Muscle Cars Says:

    Oh man, someone beat me to it, oh well, on to the next dumb idea. Wait! I have it, I will become SuperPainter and paint the interior and exterior of homes with this stuff. In the winter my home will be blue and in the summer it will turn black. There may be a problem though if the climate change does away with cool weather, I would not be able to guarantee the color changes but I could make a small fortune repainting the homes when people got sick of the weird in between colors.


  27. Etienne van Niekerk Says:

    I’ve seen this car today its so cool.

  28. Kevin Wilson Says:

    This isn’t really anything too new. People have been doing chameleon paint schemes for decades.

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  30. Neil Hanlon Says:

    Technically, the car /would/ be turning red as it accelerates on the highway, at least from a stationary point of view. Objects traveling away from a given point appear red-er than objects at rest or objects coming towards a given point.

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