If chocolate and modernity are two things that excite you, then this is news you definitely want to read. Pastry chef Amaury Guichon is known for creating ornate sculptures out of chocolate. His latest project is on the Hyundai Ioniq 6, which, it seems, is the world’s sweetest, tastiest EV iteration. The chef posted a video documenting the model’s creation process, starting with an empty table and a jar of liquid chocolate.
The chef starts by creating a large rectangle out of chocolate and outlines the Ioniq 6. The video also describes how he cut each side of the car and bent the material to form elements like the EV’s hood, windshield and roof. Chefs use the same types of tools needed to sculpt clay and trim chocolate to fine-tune the details of sculptural designs. After a while, the chocolate model looks like a brown Ioniq 6.
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The next thing he has to do is paint to make the chocolate car look more realistic. The body will be white at first, then the chef will cover things up and apply black paint for detailing. The chocolate car’s taillights also get a separate coat of paint. This video shows how a chef uses a lathe to create car tires and a cutting machine to create intricate patterns for the wheels. Speaking of its design, the chocolate-made nose of the Hyundai Ioniq 6 seems blunter than the real car. However, using chocolate to shape the Ioniq 6 is impressive.
The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is one of the South Korean auto brand’s key models and plays an important role in the automaker’s global EV strategy. The Hyundai Ioniq 6 EV was showcased in India during the Auto Expo 2023 in January this year, offering three different powertrain options. However, it is unlikely to launch in the country anytime soon.
First published date: March 16, 2023 at 12:33pm CST