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If you were giving advice to a prospective owner which ones would you recommend and which ones would you ask him to avoid?
 

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Having had other black cars... I would avoid them in general. The 12C looks great in most colors, but black is a royal pain to maintain.
I'm partial to graphite grey. Looks stealthy like black, but easier to maintain. I would go with Mac orange as my second choice, if I wanted something more lively or flashy.
 

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Having had other black cars... I would avoid them in general. The 12C looks great in most colors, but black is a royal pain to maintain.
I'm partial to graphite grey. Looks stealthy like black, but easier to maintain. I would go with Mac orange as my second choice, if I wanted something more lively or flashy.
I agree with Moncho, black cars just make my OCD worse. All the volcano colors are great, and having just seen Volcano Yellow up close at the factory, I can say it's REALLY nice. Hint of green fleck, which I was told was a nod to Senna/Brazilan flag colors.
 

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Graphite grey, McLaren Orange, or the new Volcano yellow.
 

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Graphite grey, McLaren Orange, or the new Volcano yellow.
+1, but colour is a very personal thing. What works for one may not for another.

Which colours don't work .... I'm not a fan of the British Racing Green which featured in one of the other threads. I could live with most of the other colours if they were giving them away :)
 

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+1, but colour is a very personal thing. What works for one may not for another.

Which colours don't work .... I'm not a fan of the British Racing Green which featured in one of the other threads. I could live with most of the other colours if they were giving them away :)
Black looks great on the MP4 too, but you must be willing to maintain it, it will show the dirt more than any colors, and or scratches if you don't know how to take care of that color.
 

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You dont want McLaren Orange, you dont want McLaren Orange.......
 

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I still think Volcano Red is my preferred colour, but i do wish they had made it a touch lighter so that it doesn't look burgundy in the shade/low sunlight..i.e in the UK. It was interesting to see that this is the colour they chose to show both the 2013 Coupe and Spider - finally got it right!!!

Mclaren Orange has a slight hint of kit car look to it - doesn't look expensive enough for me
 

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White with a Blue light on the roof.......all the colours look good, especially Volcano Red, Volcano Orange, the whites, greys and silvers. Black is OK but very,very,very common. The standard Blue is classy and rare as is the metallic Brown/goldy colour.
 

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IMHO lighter colours show off the shape better by virtue of contrasting bodywork with vents, intakes wheelarches and glasshouse etc. Darker colours (Blacks, Green and Blue) hide it all away + are pain to keep looking good. They just don't show the shape off as well as the other options. Fire and Sapphire Black sound good in principle but are out because they're a) dark and b) you need to be up close, in constant sunshine and wobble your head to get the effect otherwise they just look flat.

The two leftfield choices are Azure Blue and Ice Silver, both need balls and a degree of independence (should that be Gallic flair ;)) but I think they're both strong options.

Which just leaves a choice between safe (greys/silver), bling/fashion (whites) or statement/occasion/heritage (VY, VR or MO). I'm writing VO out as I think it seems to have morphed into a wierd browny/bronze which doesn't quite know what it is. I haven't seen any photos of Mercury Red so can't comment, but from the photos on here I'd be willing to bet VR just pops more. Whites may or may not fall out of favour and hamper things when it comes to resale. Greys/Silvers are the safe neutral colours of which you should go either Graphite or Supernova.

All of which entirely logical and completely unbiased process leaves you with either VR or MO. As Falb says, you don't want Orange (need shades to look at it, attract too much attention from other road users, bugs and rozzers, gives you cheek-ache from grinning too much) so therefore Volcano Red is the best colour.

(Unless you pay the nice MSO man £12k and get yours customised in Panther Pink)
 

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I promised myself I'd never own another black car, but I have zero regrets and would recommend Fire Black to anyone who's thinking of a dark colour but wants something truly unique. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1346363168.682752.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1346363181.523068.jpg
 

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For a flashy car, VO for the street or McOrange for track use. For a more discreet one, Graphite Grey, which is what I chose. Volcano Red and Azure Blue are also beautiful.
 

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Black is hot. But, as others have said, is tough to keep looking nice. Even brand new in the showroom, the black car I saw the other day was .... "swirl-city"
 

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The fire black is wicked.

I read an article on yahoo today about how brown cars are popular right now. So maybe that would be cool?!??,
 
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