Yeah it's DV. It's not a cutesy or fun color; it's quite serious. It definitely has a mysterious vibe to it. I think it looks great. I made the right choice!
So great to see these photos! I had to finalize my order last month, and went with DV and these wheels. Have been panicking that I made the wrong choice, but now could not be happier. The more pics that surface, the more I think this car is going to look amazing in all colors and combinations. The configurator (as good as it is) simply does not do justice to the car. I cannot wait for delivery and expect to be blown away when I see the car in person. A huge thank you to whoever posted these photos!
Good observation! That's a very astute comparison. Though the green content is accentuated in dark jade by the chatoyancy of the material, and unfortunately you can't really do that in automotive paint. So it looks much darker except under the brightest light.I've been thinking I've seen this shade of green before, and I thought it was in the plant world, but after doing a search, it turns out it's very much like dark green Jade. I think it's perhaps the most exotic of the FE colors, whereas something like Nimbus has more of an opulent quality to it. Magma is more vibrant, more dynamic. Seneca is more of a traditional color in the vein of French Blue. It feels more like a heritage color to me, which is not a bad thing by any means. Hethel Yellow is very playful, exuberant and lively. Shadow Gray reminds me of a dark gray timber wolf; a no nonsense color with a bit of mystery.
They're all good.
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Is that because you know you're about to get a bit of peace and quietI have a car that's similar color: it's a very dark, glossy blue that normally doesn't have much character but shines a sparkly blue when reflecting sunlight.
The sparkle is the best part, but you only get it if the sun is hitting it right and if you keep the car clean, and then the sparkle is only on a small part of the whole surface. It makes a lot more sense in motion, where the shine travels throughout the car as it drives by. But it's like a Greek tragedy where you worked for it and love it the most, but you suffer never seeing it at its best since you mostly drive it. It looks really good when my wife drives it away lol.
So my recommendation is making sure you like the entire color travel of the car, both the shiny bit and the very dark bits, so you can admire the car as a whole instead of a small bit that's shiny at a time.
I honestly think Seneca was created specifically for the Porsche crowd, as it's quite close to Shark Blue which is an option for the Cayman, the target car Lotus is aiming the Emira at.Good observation! That's a very astute comparison. Though the green content is accentuated in dark jade by the chatoyancy of the material, and unfortunately you can't really do that in automotive paint. So it looks much darker except under the brightest light.
I like what you said about Seneca being like a French Blue... man, I would love it if that were true. Unfortunately I think they oversaturated the color too much and it feels more like a trend color than a heritage color. If they had desaturated it a bit to give it a nice tasteful washed blue oxford-cloth feel it would have increased the broad appeal. It's a great color, it's just not quite what it could have been with a little more subtlety.
Honestly I wish it were a Shark Blue copy, that's a more balanced color in my opinion. The blue Emira that's been making the rounds since last year seems closer to a Focus RS blue, which is extremely "shouty" and intensely saturated, particularly in person.I honestly think Seneca was created specifically for the Porsche crowd, as it's quite close to Shark Blue which is an option for the Cayman, the target car Lotus is aiming the Emira at.
I think a French Blue variation would have been great in any of the classic shades of that color, dark or light... and as you said it sometimes presents as a grey-blue. That's sort of what I mean by desaturated. Even in brighter versions of the color that gives it a nice balance of medium tones rather than high intensity color contrast everywhere. And I think I may disagree about what suits the car... the Emira has enough cohesion as a design that I think it would wear almost any color well, including solid tones. And vintage styles are very, very popular right now. Look at Porsche's 911 Sport Classic as evidence, but you can look to clothing and furniture trends as well.French Blue has quite a few variations, although for me I've always thought of it in the lighter tones. Sometimes it even has a slightly greyish tone to it, almost to Duck Egg Blue which is a classic English color.
I don't know how well the Emira would wear those old color tones since it's not an old style shape. It seems to want richer, more vibrant colors. There are a few timeless colors though that it will wear very well, like silver, white and black, which are really shades more than colors.