14 alternative new car colour options
Allow us to steer your mind away from monochrome
McLaren Lantana Purple – McLaren 600LT Spider
“The 600LT Spider gives away so little ability to its hard-top sibling that all sneering comments about roadsters not being for serious drivers can be ignored,” said Top Gear’s Ollie Marriage upon testing it. Still as serious with a ‘Lantana Purple’ paintjob, though? You decide.Advertisement - Page continues below
Lamborghini Lime Green – Huracán Evo Spyder
The Huracán Evo Spyder packs 631bhp and is capable of 0-62mph in 3.1 seconds and a top speed of 202mph. Which, in this luminous colour, just means a giant green blur whizzing past.
BMW Ametrin Metallic - M8 Gran Coupe
The M8 Gran Coupe is a mighty looking thing. One of the best-looking BMWs on sale, we reckon, though plenty might argue that’s not difficult these days. However, it’ll cost you £1,065 to spec it in this colour, or £1,065 more than Marina Bay Blue…Advertisement - Page continues below
Porsche Frozen Blue – Taycan 4S
Hurrah! It’s a Porsche Taycan whose price doesn’t comprise six figures. This 4S is the entry-level Taycan, and costs £83,367 before government subsidies, and before you’ve inevitably scoured the Porsche options list and ticked lots of boxes. You needn’t waste time on the colours, though, because Frozen Blue is all you need.
Renault Liquid Yellow – Renault Megane RS Trophy
Renault’s Liquid Yellow, first seen on the Clio 182 and V6 models (you know, in case it wasn’t shouty enough), stood out for all the right reasons, and is still available on RenaultSport Clios and Meganes today.
Alfa Romeo Montreal Green – Giulia Quadrifolgio
Been dawdling on purchasing a 503bhp Giulia Quadrifoglio until you can spec it in a verdant shade of Montreal Green? Allow us to make your day.
Hyundai Performance Blue – i30 N
Hyundai absolutely nailed its first full-strength performance car, the i30N, and not just in terms of how fun it is to drive. Cool colour, no?Advertisement - Page continues below
BMW Sunset Orange – M2 Competition
Stunning car, stunning colour. Toast your own sunset by… toasting the M2 Comp’s rear tyres at a track day of your choosing.
Dodge F8 Green – Challenger
“Name a new-ish sports car that doesn’t work in green,” Top Gear’s Ollie Kew challenged readers in a recent column. There are plenty of examples out there – heck, we name three on this list – and this Dodge Challenger in F8 Green proves that it works on muscle cars, too.Advertisement - Page continues below
Aston Martin Kopi Bronze – DBX
Proof – after spending far too much time on Aston’s DBX configurator – that a bronze paintjob just works.
Land Rover Velocity Blue – Range Rover Sport SVR
Why not deck out the most hardcore production-spec Range Rover money can buy in this ultra-bright Velocity Blue? Screw subtle. Go big. Literally.
Ford Deep Orange – Fiesta ST
This retina-searing hue is the only colour Ford’s Fiesta ST Performance Edition comes in. Better to stand out than fit in, right?
Porsche Python Green – 992
This particular shade might just be one of Porsche’s finest greens yet. Where do we sign?
Rolls-Royce Pastel Collection – Various
Last but not least is the Rolls-Royce Pastel Collection, probably the most expensive pastel palette in history. A unique collection of models reportedly inspired by the hills, sand and sea surrounding Pebble Beach, it includes, as pictured from left to right, the Ghost in Light Green, the Dawn in Coral, and the Wraith in Semaphore Yellow.