Paint options...

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icingonthecake
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Paint options...

Post by icingonthecake » Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:15 pm

Hi all, I have an appointment on Saturday with a dealer to place an order for my Velar with September delivery...

Unfortunately the colour option I selected is being discontinued! (Carpathian Grey). :?

Therefore I’m a bit stuck as to whether to opt for Aruba or Silicon Silver instead... I wonder which looks best in the flesh.

Opinions welcome!

Thanks.


wr3gl
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Re: Paint options...

Post by wr3gl » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:16 pm

In my opinion, lighter is better to maximize the contrast with black body parts. I ordered silicon silver and am not thrilled with the real-life color vs. color of online build rendering.

If I had to do it over again I would choose Indus silver, Byron blue or Aruba. Also be careful that the wheels coordinate well with body color.


Kimbrey
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Re: Paint options...

Post by Kimbrey » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:17 pm

All you'll get is personal opinions and of course everyones tastes are different. That being said we really like the Corris Gray with the black top and copper highlights. Originally we were thinking White with a black top but then saw our 1st Edition. It's to us a great looking color combination. We were lucky enough to find the car as part of the dealers inventory so were able to see it 1st hand before buying.
2018 RR Velar 1st Edition Corris Grey


muhaaj
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Re: Paint options...

Post by muhaaj » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:53 pm

i'm so confused between the Corris Grey and the Carpathian Grey
which one is it on this video ? or is it even flux silver ? idk :S
go to 2:00 to be more clear


SpokenHands
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Re: Paint options...

Post by SpokenHands » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:38 pm

Video is Satin Flux Silver.

Carpathian Grey is a very dark grey, and does not have a big enough contrast with the contrast black roof if you are seeking to achieve that look. Haven't seen too many about and just seeing the dealer inventory in that colour I can understand why they have pared back production.

Colour is a matter of personal taste. I got the Corris Grey metallic because it contrasts beautifully with the black roof. The promotional colour Silicon Silver is nice in a hot and bright country but in our grey overcast country (UK) has an odd green tinge I don't like.

Likewise not a fan of Firenze Red on the Velars but the red on the RR Sport seems to look the business so not sure what is going on there.

The white Velars also looks great - but there are two whites and not sure which one I saw but the contrast was bold if only a little bit shouty.
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andrewhargreaves
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Re: Paint options...

Post by andrewhargreaves » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:40 pm

SpokenHands wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:38 pm
Video is Satin Flux Silver.

Carpathian Grey is a very dark grey, and does not have a big enough contrast with the contrast black roof if you are seeking to achieve that look. Haven't seen too many about and just seeing the dealer inventory in that colour I can understand why they have pared back production.

Colour is a matter of personal taste. I got the Corris Grey metallic because it contrasts beautifully with the black roof. The promotional colour Silicon Silver is nice in a hot and bright country but in our grey overcast country (UK) has an odd green tinge I don't like.

Likewise not a fan of Firenze Red on the Velars but the red on the RR Sport seems to look the business so not sure what is going on there.

The white Velars also looks great - but there are two whites and not sure which one I saw but the contrast was bold if only a little bit shouty.
I agree with what you said about Firenze, and in general I feel like some colours really suit certain models but not others. Even Corris Grey was something that I thought was really boring on the Sport but seems to really suite the Velar's body shape. I see tons of Sports in my area in Corris and I said I would never get that colour but did on my Velar! My last Sport was Santorini Black and over the years I got tired of the battle with swirl marks and how it shows everything. This spring my Velar went through 2 months of rainy weather and still looked good. and then when I finally gave it a wash it totally sparkled. So i think I'm done with black for a while and like the lighter colours now. I went with Bosphorus Grey on my new SVR arriving in 3 weeks. I actually wanted Carpathian but it wasn't offered for the SVR for some reason.

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2018 First Edition Velar, P380, Corris Grey with Oyster/Ebony interior


mge.92
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Re: Paint options...

Post by mge.92 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:57 pm

Here is my Carpathian grey with satin "stealth" ppf just for comparison

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wr3gl
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Re: Paint options...

Post by wr3gl » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:05 pm

mge.92 wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:57 pm
Here is my Carpathian grey with satin "stealth" ppf just for comparison
That is glorious! (insert drool emoji here)


shw
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Re: Paint options...

Post by shw » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:05 pm

mge.92 wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:57 pm
Here is my Carpathian grey with satin "stealth" ppf just for comparison
I do think the satin looks fantastic on the Velar 8-)


tanis
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Re: Paint options...

Post by tanis » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:15 pm

Yeah, it looks great with the HDR pic!

Let's see how looks mine after the coating ❤️
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