There are actual butteryfly wings in the dashboard trim, too.

The team at the Chinese arm of Art Studio Vilner is starting the year in the weirdest way possible by giving a 2010 Acura MDX a butterfly-themed makeover. Some of the insects are even part of the crossover’s overhauled interior. The company calls the bizarre creation the Morph.

2010 Acura MDX Morph by Vilner
2010 Acura MDX Morph by Vilner

The woman who commissioned this unique crossover breeds butterflies and wanted a vehicle to match what she likes to do. Vilner’s team paints the exterior of the Acura in an extremely dark purple with a satin finish. The pinstripe down the body and other accents are in a shade of iridescent blue that evokes the radiant insects. Periwinkle accents on the front emblem and wheels add an extra pop of colour to the somewhat dark body.

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Vilner really does something special inside. The company uses actual wings from the buyer’s butterflies and incorporates them into the dashboard and door panels. A clear coat over the top keeps them shiny. They add a really attractive visual flourish because their colour changes from light blue to dark purple depending on the light. Occupants sit in black leather seats with blue insect-like segments. Purple Alcantara and cerulean trim also add more visual interest and accentuate the wings' hue.

2010 Acura MDX Morph by Vilner
2010 Acura MDX Morph by Vilner



No one will ever confuse this colourful Acura for a Rolls-Royce, but the owner will be able to an enjoy a feature like what’s available on the opulent British vehicles. Vilner covers the headliner in Alcantara and embeds LEDs in it. The effect evokes Rolls’ Starlight Headliner but doesn’t seem quite as bright in the customizer’s images.

Source: Art Studio Vilner

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