Car paint is a wonderful thing. The different shades and saturations of paints, layers comprised of, effects such as metallic and pearlescent...there’s a lot of depth and factors when it comes to paint! But some manufacturers take it one step further. Whether it’s a relatively simple but well-executed metallic like the Murcielago’s Verde Ithaca, Rolls or Bentley and their 20-layer paints, TVR with their legendary pearlescents, good and relevant applications of special paint like on the Reventon which is like a matte dark grey with a bit of dark green and light metallic finish, or simply a suprisingly loud paint from a “sensible” manufacturer, like Carmellia Red on the concepts RX-8 and MX Crossport (now let’s see that on a production car Mazda!)
So show us great paints you know available as factory options! Lamborghini consistently offer incredible dynamic and unique paints; here are some offered on different variations of the Diablo over the years:
Lamborghini Thirty Metallic (SE30)
Lavender metallic with silver flakes. Becomes silvery under lighting. Other manufacturers would balk at painting a supercar in lavender but not Lambo! It’s just amazing how different the paint looks under varied lighting.
Giallo Corona (GT)
This is hands down the greatest paint ever. It’s incredible for so many shades and so much depth in a paint whilst the paint still looks cohesive across the car’s surface. Even amongst the excellent other yellows Lambo make like Giallo Evron this is just another level.
Pearl Orange (GT)
Been trying to find the name for this online but haven’t been able to. The paint is similar to the Murcie’s Arancio Atlas but the latter doesn’t have much of the red spectrum in it - just look at the set after the 2nd pic! Unbelievable how many shades are in the paint, those pics taken in the same dealership same lighting!
Oro Elios (VT 6.0 SE)
Sunrise - a more mature paint yet still Lambo’s - Chris Harris described it as subdued but as light hits it, all the stereotypes come alive :D A deep and beautiful paint
Marrone Eklipsis (VT 6.0 SE)
Sunset - the other paint for the other half of the last Diablo variant produced, about 20 each were made. This is another subdued paint but under lighting has some lovely dark reds and browns and more that come out )
Paints are yet another great thing about cars - share your favs!