Famous cars are like felt-tip pens: taste and color are different. Another thing is that cars in special, inherent only to them, body colors manage to get into history. Collective image, in a sense. What is the ideal Ferrari? Red, of course! We collected several car brands and remembered the colors that made their cars famous. And at the same time we remembered their names.
Red by Ferrari
Ferrari cars could and were anything: black (Nero), gray (Grigio Ferro), beige and even green - Jay Kay, the leader of the Jamiroquai group, chose a frog shade for his LaFerrari. But for the status of the most correct, two great colors continue to fight: the bright yellow Giallo Moden and the fiery scarlet Rosso Corsa. It is the last shade that fans of the Italian brand represent when they talk about their favorite models. 250 GTO, F40, Testarossa, Enzo, 458 Itali - they all wore red. And it was incredible for them.
Orange by Lamborghini
Arancio - this is the name of the juicy, like an orange at sunset, Lamborghini paint. Perhaps, of the entire palette available for supercars from Bologna, orange shades remain the most sought after. Yes, unlike Ferrari, which tries to keep creativity at least within some limits, Lambo literally breeds madmen around itself. Pink body? You are welcome! Khaki? Let's depict! Purple? Diablo was painted like this right at the factory! But it is worth starting a conversation about the canon shade of these cars - and the first thing that comes to mind is that “orange”: Arancio Atlas, Arancio Diablo, Arancio Borealis. If you recall the original 1969 Italian Robbery tape, the MiurP400 spotted there was bright orange.
"Birch" from Aston Martin
The British named the famous mouse shade of their supercars almost in Russian, Silver Birch (something like "weeping birch"). And on the body curves of classic sports cars, he looked just amazing. Such paint was used for the DB4, V8 and Vantage, but the most famous "birch" Aston remains the gadgetized DB5 by James Bond. In the upcoming film No Time to Die, the legendary service coupe will once again sparkle with gray sides.
Green by Jaguar
Another British sports brand has painted the pages of history with a much more interesting shade - the national "British Racing Green", or British Racing Green. Perhaps there is nothing more English than an open marsh-colored XK roadster, thrashing with six pistons under the hood. The shade is not going to retire and will not disappear from the bodies of brand new "Jaguars". The can of green paint is still being reached for in the preparation of powerful projects based on the F-Type and F-Pace. Apparently, the very name of the shade magically adds a couple (hundreds) of horsepower to the Jaguars.
Green from Volkswagen
Another green we see on VW catalog pages. And already yellowed catalogs … Try to find a fan of old Golfs and ask what Oak Green is - and he will answer that we are talking about the most coveted shade of a 35-year-old hatchback, and that the one who has a car painted in this color is happy. It is interesting that the charged GTI of the second generation in the dark “green oak” color is considered the most “true”. That is, "der richtige".
Blue from BMW
You know this BMW shade for sure, but you might not know its name. Meet this - Estoril Blau, or "the very blue in which the Bavarian" triplets "," fours "and" Xs "are sporting." BMW also has another iconic blue (more precisely, blue) - Yas Marin - but the shade named after the Estoril highway is darker and richer. BMW has been decorating its cars with this color for more than twenty years, and in addition to it, Estoril (in honor of the town and the famous racing track in Portugal) uses, for example, Alpina. It's funny that in 2017 the Germans delivered a bright M760Li xDrive 7 in an unusual blue shade to a client from Abu Dhabi.
White from Honda
If the name of the Bavarian shade only hints at sports, then the unremarkable white from "Honda" literally screams about exclusivity: how do you like this Championship White? Of course, you know him from the Civic, Integr and NSX supercar, and in combination with subtle red accents, the color lifted the image of charged Type R cars to heaven. However, he continues to do this today - and it's a pity that the new hot Civic is not about Russia at all. Like the entire Honda light line, however.