Acura has paired its 2013 ILX Hybrid with the band Metric on its U.S. tour. To keep people as intrigued outside the concert as they are inside, Acura turned the ILX into an LED art car with a 3D display where there should have been an interior.

Creating the LED light show took 4,600 hours, that was for the installation of 7,500 individually controllable LEDs activated by more than 1,100 lines of programming. You can watch it in action in the video below.



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      drakkusshadows
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not impressed. I guess you have to be there.
      paulwesterberg
      • 2 Years Ago
      ABG blog articles are now sourced entirely from Automotive PR tweet links.
      drkmck
      • 2 Years Ago
      I tried to comment on the article about speed traps, but I can't sign in. Why do they make you sign in at every article? Sheesh.
        Chris M
        • 2 Years Ago
        @drkmck
        If you have your web browser set to not accept any "cookies", then the web site can't keep track of you and needs you to "sign in" at each post. Changing the settings should help.
      goodoldgorr
      • 2 Years Ago
      Does it catch fire in case of a collision, does it deplete the battery sooner, does it work in winter ?
        Chris M
        • 2 Years Ago
        @goodoldgorr
        It still has a gas tank and gasoline engine, so theoretically it could catch fire. In it's current form, however, it is more of an "artwork" than a drivable car, and is unlikely to be in a collision. Whether they'll convert it back into a drivable car isn't yet known, a lot depends on how well this "Art Car" works as a promotion. Being a hybrid, the battery should be able to run those LEDs a good long time. Whether they recharge the batteries from an outlet or from the engine wasn't mentioned. LEDs work just fine in freezing weather, in fact, they tend to work better in colder conditions.
      ohrahj
      • 2 Years Ago
      Lexus IS redesign for 2013/2014??? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmZHcZs82ps
      A_Guy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hey, I'll be the first positive comment! I think it looks pretty damn cool and it sounds like Metric (the band) is stepping (no pun intended) into Dubstep.
      2 Wheeled Menace
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yay, you spent a crapton of money on a fancy corporate art car. Congrats.