These pictures show a Toyota Corolla which has been completely covered in cow dung by its owner to keep it cool in the scorching Indian summer.
The startling pictures of the Toyota Corolla Altis were reportedly taken in the city of Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat in India and have since been posted onto social media.
In the photos, the Toyota can be seen almost completely covered in the cow dung which has been flattened into a uniform layer of the bodywork.
The door handles have been left free of dung to allow the car’s owner, named in reports as Sejal Shah, to get in and out without excrement on her hands.
Cow dung is widely used throughout rural India to keep houses and huts cool in the summer months and other hot spells.
However, local media report the dung on the car is likely to produce a strong smell as it sits on the car and the stink could end up on the person driving.
Netizen ‘Rupesh Gauranga Das’, who posted the pictures, said the bizarre new paint job was the “best used of cow dung” he had ever seen. He added that he knew Shah, saying the dung had been plastered onto the Toyota to protect it from the 45-degree heat the city of Ahmedabad suffers in summer.
The car’s licence plate shows it is registered in Mumbai and is registered in the name of Ramniklal Shah.