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Protoscar Unveils its Lampo Electric Car Colored by BASF Coatings' Glasurit® at Geneva Motor Show

Published on 2011-04-06. Author : SpecialChem

GENEVA/MÜNSTER -- It's a hot sports car with a cool design: The Swiss design company Protoscar SA has unveiled its Lampo 1 electric showcar in a brand new look at the 2011 International Geneva Motor Show. The color by BASF Coatings' Glasurit® that lends the Lampo its cool appearance is called "Ice".

Lampo electric sports car coated with eco-friendly Glasurit paints
Lampo electric sports car coated with eco-friendly Glasurit paints

The Lampo - which means "lightning" - was already presented in Geneva with a BASF finish back in 2009. The eco-friendly electric sports car prototype reaches speeds of 200 kilometers and has 268 PS, powered by its energy source of two lithium-ion batteries. In keeping with the energy source, Protoscar also set high standards in terms of eco-friendliness for the refinishing project, choosing Glasurit 90 Line waterborne basecoats for the "rerelease" of the Lampo 1. The waterborne paint system has a reduced solvent content and meets current VOC legislation, which limits the percentage of volatile organic compounds, for example, in paint products. In addition, 90 Line stands out for its easy and reliable application, as well as its high economic efficiency.

The visitors at the Geneva Motor Show were particularly convinced by the light silver with a bluish-greenish effect. Combined with the Glasurit 923-335 clearcoat, it was simply ice-cold. After the Lampo 2 (presented in 2010), Protoscar is currently working on a third version. It's sure to be another first-class sports car presented by the Swiss company. Whether or not its lightening will strike with ice-cold or red-hot colors is top secret, however.

About BASF

BASF is one of the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and agricultural products to oil and gas. As a reliable partner BASF creates chemistry to help its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF posted sales of about €63.9 billion in 2010 and had approximately 109,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN).

Source: BASF

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