|A lovely, lemony slice of the 90s. Photo credit: nikocb|
|Rosso Fuoco; probably Italian for ‘stunning’. Photo credit: The Supercar Kids|
There are, nevertheless, colours that have wandered in and out of fashion over the years. Take white, for example. Once the preserve of sporty hot hatches and saloons in the 1980s, white announced that you were a trendy yuppie, whether you drove a 205 GTI or had stolen a Sierra Sapphire Cosworth. Then, almost overnight, it was relegated to vans and police cars. 2005 saw white suddenly become cool again with the arrival of the mk5 Golf GTI. Sadly though, white has lost a bit of its appeal now as like house music and tennis, it has become a bit too popular. For every Type-R finished in Championship White (with even the matching wheels looking good), there are countless fleet-owned Vauxhalls finished in the shade.
Whilst we were busy watching white be done to death, metallic brown made one hell of a comeback. Porsche seem to have managed this better than others. Look at the volume in this colour; it looks so deep that you could almost dip a finger into it. Looks like a headache to colour match with a touch-up pen, though.
|Probably not marketed as ‘shiny poo brown’. Photo credit: Future Photography|
If I’m ever in a position to purchase a brand-new supercar, it would be finished in a colour that may not necessarily be resale-friendly. Silver or grey is perfectly understandable on a 911 Turbo, but to specify your new Lamborghini Aventador in any shade of Argento (silver) is like having Spam for your final meal. A loud, juvenile car should be in a loud, juvenile colour. A Velvet Purple R8 coupe with carbon sideblades and a cream leather interior would stay in my garage forevermore. It’s a gorgeous metallic shade that I’ve only ever seen in person once.
|You’d look like a Dairy Milk bar but who’d care? Photo credit: Brian McCauley|
Of course, if you’re indecisive and mega-rich, you might not want to paint your car at all. Lacquered carbon fibre gives you the race-car-for-the-road aura, but you’d better pray you don’t suffer a stone chip as the whole clamshell has to be replaced if it suffers any damage. If Batman needed a supercar, I’m fairly certain he’d choose the Zonda 760 RS:
|Brooding. Photo credit: Autoinjected|