Manufacturer issues teaser of blind artist painting new car
27 October 2009

This is the first official image of the upcoming Volvo S60 saloon.

The car is reflected in the glasses of Esref Armagan, a Turkish artist who was born blind.

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Armagen will be painting the car, using his hands and other senses to 'see' how it looks.

Between now and the car's launch at next year's Geneva motor show he will interact with visitors to the car's Facebook page, drawing specific parts of the car according to public requests.

Volvo's design director Peter Horbury said: "I'm proud of the new Volvo S60. It has a much more dynamic and sculpted form than any previous Volvo - it's a very emotive form.

"That's why this feels like such an exciting project - introducing our forthcoming model to someone as unusual as a blind artist."

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27 October 2009

Its not exactly a tease when Volvo have allowed the undisguised production car to be photographed so often already......

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