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Old 01-06-2003, 12:17 PM
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I don't think these are all the colors, but five of them were on the "color wall".

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EDIT: This is the color on the "Day 1" car.

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I'll see about getting the IMG stuff to start workin' as soon as I can...

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The picture shows this one a smidge darker than it is...

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Old 01-06-2003, 12:48 PM
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I prefer this red to the color on the prototype cars, personally.

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The blue is a smidge lighter than it shows on this picture. It's more like how it is on the right side. But the picture still shows how the color will change with the shape.

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Old 01-06-2003, 01:37 PM
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Damn the blue and red look sweet
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Good lord that titanium is gorgeous
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Old 01-06-2003, 02:33 PM
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Re: Colors

Originally posted by Sputnik

EDIT: This is the color on the "Day 1" car.
i might have to change my pick now from silver to titanium omg this is a gorgeous automodile. and this car is gonna look sweeet in that red. anyone thinking about the green?
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I was thinking about the green until I saw the titanium :D
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I'll take Winning Blue Metallic with black leather... :D

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My first choice of yellow looks horrible in this picture (is it just lighting or is the greenish cast real). Thankfully the red, blue and titanium look stunning.
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It's just hard to tell when they're not on the car. The yellow is basically carried over from the prototype (I believe). That and how different the Titanium Grey sample looks from the car pictures should show how much it could change.

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I think the red and blue are showing up much darker (which I prefer) than they will actually appear. shame though.
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I LOVE the blue :D
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Old 01-06-2003, 04:14 PM
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yeah, i think the titanium grey (which, to me, looks a WHOLE lot more like an iron grey, and the titanium is just a name) is certainly the sharpest colour, however boring i think if it was closer to black, like that old grey FC colour, i can't remember the name... brilliant black or something, i'd like it better...

red and blue are simply breathtaking, the green is a nice green, but i think this car deserves something with a little more flair... just a little...

as for that yellow, i don't know WHAT happened there... i really hope that it's a whole lot closer to Competition Yellow in hue than it appears in that picture...
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Old 01-06-2003, 05:36 PM
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Originally posted by Sputnik
The blue is a smidge lighter than it shows on this picture. It's more like how it is on the right side. But the picture still shows how the color will change with the shape.

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Does this blue look like the blue on the X-men RX-8?
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Old 01-06-2003, 05:45 PM
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i think rotarynews (Dan) said that they were very similar, but different... suppost to be purple metalic flecks in the "Mutant Blue" that the X-Men RX-8 is wrapped in...
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Hi all:

They are going to have three colors tomorrow but I don't know which ones. I believe one is Titanium, one red and one ???.

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boo did you see the red one at the ford display? when they unveiled the 427 concept it was to the left of the stage.
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Im a little confused here. Is the U.S. getting 2 reds?? The cars that have recently been all over the press have been a more candy red, while the one shown on at the ford display AND on the color wall appears to be darker. I no that it might look darker because of the camera but still they look like two completly different colors.

Darker red:

Lighter red:
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I attached the color "poster" that we're expecting to get in North America. Note how much lighter the blue on this picture looks in comparison to the "Xmen blue". Also note that Boowana did not find the "black" or "silver" on the "color wall", so I don't think that the samples that I posted is a complete list.

Of course, some of this will be announced "fer sure" tomorrow.

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Edit: Oh yeah, So means solid, M means metallic, and Mc means Mica.
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Old 01-06-2003, 07:33 PM
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whats the diff between mica and metallic?
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Old 01-06-2003, 09:12 PM
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Originally posted by miata35
Im a little confused here. Is the U.S. getting 2 reds?? The cars that have recently been all over the press have been a more candy red, while the one shown on at the ford display AND on the color wall appears to be darker. I no that it might look darker because of the camera but still they look like two completly different colors.
actually, film has more to do with it, and considering the media that would have been chosen (for the magazine shoots) and what i know Boo is using, it would more than make up for the colour discrepency.

for high speed photography, even in really bright light (outside) in the magazine shoots, these guys aren't going to try and get the stops just right so it's perfectly in focus, they're going to use a fast film, and crank 'er down to f/22 for sure... so they're probably using an ISO 800 or MAYBE ISO 400... if you don't know much about photography, i'll tell you this: the AgI crystals on the faster film react faster with the light, but their dyes are less brilliant, and have a far lower contrast than slow reacting crystals...
i've tried a roll or two of Fuji Velvia, which is ISO 50 slide film, and the colour that comes off of it is more real than reality... the high speed film that the mags would be using really flattens tones, and doesn't pick up so much detail (fairly grainy stuff)

anyhoo, Boo is using a digital cam (i can't remember what it was... wild guess: a Fuji Finepix or a Nikon??? god, i really can't remember), which has really hit-or-miss colour quality, depending on the light, the flash used, and has stuff like auto-shutter, auto-apature (f-stops), auto-white-balance, auto-strobe flash... so, this could easily make up for the differences in colour...

that being said, there's no reason to believe Mazda would use production paint colours on the mules and prototypes, right??
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Old 01-06-2003, 09:53 PM
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I was thinking the blue, but damn that titanium looks awesome.
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Old 01-06-2003, 10:16 PM
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god damn wakeech you sure do know your stuff. So which picture do you think is closer to what we will be getting? I am assuming the one on the wall because of the better picture quality am I correct?
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