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  • Oct 12, 2013
Artist Ioan Florea has encapsulated a 1971 Ford Torino with 3-D-printed liquid metal transferred onto the car using technology that he developed, and the result is a stunningly shiny, seamless design.

"The surface has the highest coefficient of reflectivity never achieved before," Florea told us in an e-mail, using "nano-materials and nano-pigments that create an internal three-dimensional structure and dictate the polymer how to behave." Sure... We'll leave it to him to make any more 3-D-printed liquid metal-transferred art pieces.

Florea grew up in Romania, and the motivation behind picking the old Ford as his canvas came from his childhood memories of what an American car is - "big and wide and fascinating," he says - and the European name of the car itself, which it shares with an Italian city.

Take a few minutes to gaze at his Torino in the gallery we included.


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      Miguro Takahashi
      • 1 Year Ago
      The back looks like a vagina after it's been thoroughly wrecked by penis.
      Dude
      • 1 Year Ago
      If that's art then I'm an ace fighter pilot in the Amish Zeppelin Air Force.
      Ducman69
      • 1 Year Ago
      Kill it with fire and then douse it with holy water and for the love of God don't bury it in an Indian pet cemetery.
      butt face
      • 1 Year Ago
      "The surface has the highest coefficient of reflectivity never achieved before" ummm... no. Ever seen a mirror? The stock car was shiner than this. He must mean highest of 3D printed surfaces, but the article doesn't say that. and, yes, the back bears a striking resemblance to something (and not in a tasteful way).
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Kimura
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'd say kill it with fire but it looks like someone already attempted to.
      Palmermc
      • 1 Year Ago
      How does 3D printing factor into this mess? I can't find any process details anywhere. Looks like Hell BTW.
      ClementZ
      • 1 Year Ago
      Am I the only one that is frightened by how that thing looks?
      SCOTT
      • 1 Year Ago
      That is the ugliest car I've ever seen. It makes the Aztec look almost good.
      Zeal of Sparta
      • 1 Year Ago
      When I first saw this 'art' I thought an overgrown demon puked hot titanium all over the car.
      Iselin007
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm sorry but I think that mess was a waste of time. Hopefully the genius can still get on the food stamp program before they run out of money.
      zseob
      • 1 Year Ago
      that was one of the sleekest styles ford ever made then some moron craped on it
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