As a kid, my favorite Hot Wheels toy cars were the ones that changed color in cold or hot water. Tons of fun in the bathtub! But eventually, we all grow up and accept the fact that real cars don't change colors (or jump through waterfalls). Or, you could hang on to those childhood dreams and paint your real car in thermochromic paint—like these crazy gearheads from the UK. Now to find a bathtub it'll fit in.
An R33 Nissan Skyline S2 has around 200 horsepower in bone stock form. Tuning it up turns it into a faster car, but it's not exactly invisible to the police. That's what the thermochromic paint job is for. Just add water.
TVR used to be famous for their crazy pearl-effect paints, and a small body shop in the UK called Auto Kandy seems to be following in their footsteps by experimenting with heat-sensitive paints. Look what happens when they splash some cold water on their Skyline:
Bright orange car —› dark purple car. Brilliant! At night in an area full of rare Japanese cars, you might just get away with anything in it. If not, just add more boost. That'll do the trick against the rozzers!
Photo credit: Auto Kandy