*waves hand* This is not the red you’re looking for…

Johnson

Emira Fanatic
Joined
Nov 19, 2021
Messages
441
Reaction score
666
Location
Tasmania, Australia
8A7B7A3A-667E-493C-808E-60526D68C8FB.jpeg
82D837C2-A58C-4A50-A693-AEDF6F6E799D.jpeg
C84C0352-1522-4FE7-A523-9DFC277528BB.jpeg
C1FF1987-9CD2-4572-B700-3C57FFD0F2F1.jpeg
624896BC-917F-45A8-BDC1-C8E0B049FCD6.jpeg


I took a trip to the Melbourne dealer recently, specifically to see the magma red disk. These are photos which are outside, light cloud cover, midday sun.

Waaaay darker than expected, with no warm undertones. Frankly, not very appealing. I’m a bit disappointed. Previous photos had shown it to be a lot more vibrant?
 
OP
J

Johnson

Emira Fanatic
Joined
Nov 19, 2021
Messages
441
Reaction score
666
Location
Tasmania, Australia
  • Thread Starter
  • Thread starter
  • #2
C1F19FE1-7D7E-4052-A044-8DBBBB695F7D.jpeg
40DB1FDA-CD2E-4864-AA0A-A3281C4F2D34.jpeg
I also took a few shots of Mazda’s “soul red” in exactly the same conditions. So much nicer. Damn.
 

Mike-engel

Emira Fiend
Joined
Aug 7, 2021
Messages
510
Reaction score
490
Location
Charlottesville
Soul Red Crystal is indeed a magnificent color. I’m looking forward to seeing actual cars in each color. Then maybe someone can park a soul red crystal Mazda next to a magma red lotus and we can finally have some resolution to this question.
 

TXEMIRA

Emira Maniac
Joined
Oct 18, 2021
Messages
1,056
Reaction score
2,004
Location
Texas, USA
Soul Red Crystal is indeed a magnificent color. I’m looking forward to seeing actual cars in each color. Then maybe someone can park a soul red crystal Mazda next to a magma red lotus and we can finally have some resolution to this question.
Real cars. Real Emira vehicles. I know what I’m gonna dream about tonight!
 
OP
J

Johnson

Emira Fanatic
Joined
Nov 19, 2021
Messages
441
Reaction score
666
Location
Tasmania, Australia
  • Thread Starter
  • Thread starter
  • #7
Soul Red Crystal is indeed a magnificent color. I’m looking forward to seeing actual cars in each color. Then maybe someone can park a soul red crystal Mazda next to a magma red lotus and we can finally have some resolution to this question.
I dunno Mike… seeing the swatch and the Mazda next to each other highlighted the darkness and lack of depth in the Magma. I think a comparison would leave us wanting, unfortunately.
 

Magma

Emira Fiend
Joined
Aug 5, 2021
Messages
562
Reaction score
640
Location
Benton City WA
Mazda's soul red looks like it does not only because of the color itself, but the process. It is many thin layers of paint to create that wet look. It's gorgeous ...but also a nightmare to match should anything paint related happen.
 
G

Guest142

Guest
I love the Magma Red Lotus has for the Emira!!! That will definitely be my pick!!
 

Mike-engel

Emira Fiend
Joined
Aug 7, 2021
Messages
510
Reaction score
490
Location
Charlottesville
Mazda's soul red looks like it does not only because of the color itself, but the process. It is many thin layers of paint to create that wet look. It's gorgeous ...but also a nightmare to match should anything paint related happen.
There is a terrific you tube video showcasing the creation of soul red crystal. And yes, it is a process. But if Mazda can do it at a large scale, lotus should be able to as well. Not saying the color needs to be comparable (although I’d like that), but lotus should be able to create the same illusion of depth and vibrancy. Personally I’d rather have a color I’m excited by every day and risk having to match it than Get a lackluster color. Not saying hats what magma red is…I have no way of knowing. I’m crossing my fingers it’s awesome.
 
OP
J

Johnson

Emira Fanatic
Joined
Nov 19, 2021
Messages
441
Reaction score
666
Location
Tasmania, Australia
  • Thread Starter
  • Thread starter
  • #11
No one else thinks the red swatches are disappointing? I went in there with high hopes… now I’m Google searching vinyl wraps :-(
 

digilotus

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Nov 12, 2021
Messages
1,909
Reaction score
3,868
Location
Australia
Emira Status
Emira Owner
Yes I found magma red to be disappointing too! To be frank I could say the same for all the FE colours.

My opinion only of course -

Seneca - flat blue with minimal metallic. Vibrant but looks like blue plastic given the minimal fleck and won’t age well. (Like Porsche shark blue aka VW cornflower blue)
Nimbus - goldish creamy grey that looks conservative. Standard light silver please Lotus!
Magma - Average maroon that throws off brown in the shadows. Needs to be brighter with more red pigment.
Hethel - Flat mustard yellow. Needs less orange and should have some fleck to give it more light travel and show the contours.
Verdant - Nice but way too dark so the effect is lost without sunshine.
Shadow - throws a charcoal black so only lights up in strong light. A metallic gunmetal grey would have been much better.
 

TXEMIRA

Emira Maniac
Joined
Oct 18, 2021
Messages
1,056
Reaction score
2,004
Location
Texas, USA
Yes I found magma red to be disappointing too! To be frank I could say the same for all the FE colours.

My opinion only of course -

Seneca - flat blue with minimal metallic. Vibrant but looks like blue plastic given the minimal fleck and won’t age well. (Like Porsche shark blue aka VW cornflower blue)
Nimbus - goldish creamy grey that looks conservative. Standard light silver please Lotus!
Magma - Average maroon that throws off brown in the shadows. Needs to be brighter with more red pigment.
Hethel - Flat mustard yellow. Needs less orange and should have some fleck to give it more light travel and show the contours.
Verdant - Nice but way too dark so the effect is lost without sunshine.
Shadow - throws a charcoal black so only lights up in strong light. A metallic gunmetal grey would have been much better.
Last ICE car. Why not go with some of the best, most iconic, timeless Lotus colors?
Just sayin’…
 

NickR

Emira Fanatic
Joined
Oct 25, 2021
Messages
482
Reaction score
873
Location
Devon UK
I'm adding a ceramic coat plus a topper. This gives the paint more depth and wet tones. Something like NV Nova Evo then bead maker
 

digilotus

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Nov 12, 2021
Messages
1,909
Reaction score
3,868
Location
Australia
Emira Status
Emira Owner
Last ICE car. Why not go with some of the best, most iconic, timeless Lotus colors?
Just sayin’…

Indeed, last ICE car... So why not go with the best, most stunning and modern colours to complement the most stunning and modern Lotus ever! :)
 

TomE

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Aug 10, 2021
Messages
6,427
Reaction score
14,628
Location
Surrey, UK
Emira Status
Emira on order
Indeed, last ICE car... So why not go with the best, most stunning and modern colours to complement the most stunning and modern Lotus ever! :)
I agree. But I guess they are saving those for the Emira Final Edition ;)
 

DaaS

Emira Fanatic
Joined
Aug 3, 2021
Messages
451
Reaction score
804
Location
USA
Emira Status
Emira Owner
… and this is Magma Red under the Florida sun.
 

Attachments

  • F8DF8111-4AA1-4324-890E-62124AD83310.jpeg
    F8DF8111-4AA1-4324-890E-62124AD83310.jpeg
    133.3 KB · Views: 118

DaaS

Emira Fanatic
Joined
Aug 3, 2021
Messages
451
Reaction score
804
Location
USA
Emira Status
Emira Owner
Seneca Blue next to a Refraction Blue Supra. Seneca was just a bit darker and had more flakes. In certain angles, both looked very similar.
 

Attachments

  • 9B059939-ABB4-4935-92A9-51BD1260C34B.jpeg
    9B059939-ABB4-4935-92A9-51BD1260C34B.jpeg
    180.1 KB · Views: 121

TXEMIRA

Emira Maniac
Joined
Oct 18, 2021
Messages
1,056
Reaction score
2,004
Location
Texas, USA
This is what I wanted Magma Red to look like (McLaren's Volcano Red).. a deep red with orange tones (i.e. lava or magma).

Used-2018-McLaren-720S-Performance.jpg
Subtle hint there… Magma may need to or should look like, well, magma…

Imagine being in that room (or Zoom call)…

OK, we got those all out of the way. Man Nimbus was a good call team. Way to go Sam!

Yeah. Took us 3 hours for Seneca but Pat really stepped up.

OK, this one should be easy. Red…

Let’s call it Magma! OK, well it is lunch time and Friday… All in favor? OK. Magma it is. Way to go Alex!
 
Top