Last month I wrote about a shiny blue Porsche I came across in Shanghai. It certainly caught my attention, but shiny metallic paint jobs aren't to everyone's liking. For the uber sports car fan who likes blue but is a tad more understated, I have found the solution:
This Maserati GranTurismo is a surprisingly popular car in Shanghai (as are the other Maserati models, for that matter)! Even so, this kind of car gets some attention, especially when they drive by and you hear the deep V8 growl. While most have shiny, well-polished finishes, this matte blue was a nice change, and looked really great to me. Matte paint finishes is a bit of a fad that already seems to be dying, but matched to a deep, rich colours like this, I think it works very well.
There's little chance that I'll be owning a Maserati anytime soon, but maybe this finish would look good on my bike? Speaking of bikes, just for a laugh, here is the first picture I tried to take...
So which is it? Do people prefer this understated, less vibrant pale, flat blue, or do they think a sports coupe should be more flashy and in-your-face, like the Cayman? I'm curious to hear what everyone thinks!
Welcome! My name is Paul, and I am an old-fashioned, low-pressure, low-buck car fan with lots of automotive stories to tell!