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Was just doodling in photoshop a few non-standard colours as I'm contemplating going off-chart. Lighter colours seem to work well as they provide keener contrast for openings, glasshouse and grills and I think make the most of the metalwork e.g.




Got me wondering; what do people think about 'right' or 'wrong' colours for a brand? E.g. Ferrari arguably 'own' red, which means treading carefully when speccing it on anything else. Guards Red 911s get a pass as it's pretty hard to mistake the shape for anything other than Porsche. Lamborghini could stake a claim on the virulent end of the spectrum for greens and yellows.

Would be really interesting to know the number/proportions of colours on cars produced so far. Wonder if there's an even split between the 'tailored suit' subtle stealth of darks/silvers and the 'yes I'm a supercar' shades?

Anyone gone off chart yet?
 

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The only custom color I have seen so far was this Elite Panther. ;)



Credit goes to McLarenDriver.com for that one.

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Is it wrong to really like that?

Think it's missing a few go faster prints though...

 

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I'm not typically one to go for Pink, but I liked it as well. Someone should be so bold - maybe Paris Hilton will get one to go with her Pink Bentley? She used to drive an SLR so she's no stranger to McLaren.

To provide a serious answer to your question, the MSO car in Matte Orange that McLaren unveiled at Pebble Beach is the only custom color I have seen so far on a 12C and I've definitely been looking.

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Once, at a car show - there was a Rosso Corsa Aston Martin Vantage coupe. In just the time I was looking at it - I bet I heard 4-5 people ask if it was the "new Ferrari."

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Once, at a car show - there was a Rosso Corsa Aston Martin Vantage coupe. In just the time I was looking at it - I bet I heard 4-5 people ask if it was the "new Ferrari."

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No doubt! But what about Rosso Rubino? Stunning shade of red, just different enough from Volcano Red and would look fab on a 12C for sure:



 

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I don't think that pink car is real just a photo shop, the MSO car was elite volcanic matt orange, it's a good price £9000 for a custom colour but just choosing viper green or riviera blue is wasted when you have elite xirallic paint prob the best I've seen for a while as a option. I would like to see a 2 tone car with different coloured roof and exhaust cover and even lower doors sill. or if you are feeling brave ask for a fina or gulf race replica like on the f1 road cars.
 
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