Originally Posted by the_stranger
Can anyone who has seen the melbourne red in person, give their opinion? it would really help me decide between the red and jerez black. I would have gone with jerez if it didnt have so much of purple in it.
The red absolutely looks GOOD in real life, no doubt about it whatsoever. When the initial cars were photographed at the test in Spain they came over as dirty red but that is not how it is. Also, from a looks point of view these cars were all (IMO) let down by the black 18s.
There was a cover on the UK's Car Magazine last month that showed a much brighter red, this is more what it is like, plus with the CF roof, various black exterior trim and high gloss shadow line the contrast is fantastic. If you want a bright colour then it's got to be the red or the white really.
As for Jerez Black, the colour that I will be getting my car in during mid October (ish), I have NEVER seen purple in it providing it was in real life or in a high resolution photo. With the help of others, my conclusion is that when poor quality photos are taken or under dull artificial light purple may come out.
Otherwise, I am glad to say that to me, Jerez Black comes over as a very, very, very dark blue. And, it really works well with the CF roof IMO.
Just edited my post to add the attached PDF, it just about compares Jerez Black with Melbourne Red in the back ground under bright light conditions. I hope that this helps you.