In the minds of many, a German car is necessarily dressed in a passe-partout colour such as silver grey or a form of gunmetal, or even black, for its exterior colour. And Porsche, a German brand based in Stuttgart, is no exception to the rule, so many of its models have been painted in this type of colour. But that would also be very unlike the Zuffenhausen-based manufacturer, which offers a colourful (literally) palette with a great number of shades that are as bright as they are exclusive and iconic. Porsche Rive-Sud, your Porsche dealer of choice located in St-Hubert not far from Brossard, offers you the chance to discover the most extraordinary colours offered by the iconic German sports car brand. So read on if you want to be amazed!
Guards Red: a Porsche colour that has lasted through the decades without ever getting old.
Guards Red has a special place in the Porsche colour chart. Although it is still in the catalogue for the current generation of 911 Type 992, it is a much older and, above all, legendary hue. It is associated with one of the most emblematic models in the history of the Stuttgart-based manufacturer: the now timeless Porsche 911 Turbo Type 930. This beautiful shade already highlighted the curves of this superb and highly respected 911 variant, which was first produced in a 260-hp 3.0L engined version between 1975 and 1977, and then in a revised variant housing a 3.3L turbocharged flat-six engine with 300 hp, until 1989, for the European versions.
And Guards Red in all this? A superb shade that magnifies every line of the 930's bodywork, and that alone evokes the skill that was and still is required to drive it. Indeed, this car was fast, but also very demanding in terms of driving to get the best out of it. Why not pay homage to the turbocharged 911s by choosing this exact hue among the standard colours for your next Porsche 911 Turbo S Type 992, to drive around the South Shore of Montreal?
The unique aspect of this official Porsche colour is that it’s considered by many to be one of the most beautiful ever one to be applied to a Porsche body. And understandably so: this shade is very different from similar hues offered by the Stuttgart-based manufacturer, while avoiding the pitfall of being conspicuous. This shade of grey is very light and resembles a watercolour.
The "milky" side of this colour blends perfectly with the type of tint chosen to reflect just the right amount of light and thus magnify the curves of the Porsche that wears it, without ever becoming ostentatious. Among the Zuffenhausen models that are offered in this shade, you will find the latest iteration of the 911 Turbo S (Type 992), but also the latest Macan. The beautiful Chalk shows that it is possible to be both quirky and stylish, even when it comes to car colour schemes. In short, the best of all worlds in terms of exterior paint!
The second must-have red on this list is Carmine Red. This one is on its way to get a status similar to the one currently enjoyed by the Guards Red shade: a mythical association between a model/version at Porsche and a colour. And this is understandable when you consider the strong link between Carmine Red and the GTS versions of the Porsche range in recent years. It's simple: currently, on the Porsche Canada website, the 911 Carrera GTS Type 991.2 (coupe and cabriolet), but also the whole Panamera GTS range, are showing this colour on many visuals.
And it must be said that the choice is understandable when you see this superb shade of red! Halfway between the Guards Red mentioned above and a burgundy red, Carmine Red offers a perfect balance between intensity and discretion, and represents the GTS spirit: ultimate performance, but usable in everyday life. And the best part? This colour can also be used on non-GTS Porsche models such as the brand new Taycan Turbo S. So why not give your future Porsche an even more intense look while maintaining its natural elegance, with this beautiful Carmine Red for one of the models in the 2020-2021 Porsche range?
This is the only orange on our list, but it is no less exceptional! Indeed, this colour is already unique depending on the angle from which you look at it, varying from a lighter orange to an orangey red. However, one constant remains: the colour is very saturated, and is undoubtedly reminiscent of the extremely bright hues of Porsche vehicles from the 1960s and 1970s.
This orange is also reminiscent of the iconic orange that was used on many Porsche 911 GT3 RS Type 997 models. There are worse references! But the best part is that the Lava Orange is available on the sportiest 911 in the current range: the Porsche 911 GT3 Type 992. With its volcanic flat-six engine developing 502 horsepower and 347 lb-ft of maximum torque, what better way to show its true capabilities than in Lava Orange?
Here is the first blue on our list: Miami Blue! This is another of those bright colours that always enhance the exterior of a Porsche. But this one is very far from the "Smurf Blue" that many may have imagined when reading these first lines about this colour.
Indeed, it is light enough to avoid the "neon" or "fluorescent" effect when a colour becomes too “electric”. However, this same shade is saturated enough to remind you of the colour of the water that you might find, for example, on the beaches of Florida. Porsche understood this, and it shows in the name of this hue, as Miami is a famous city in the aforementioned US state. And if you choose this beautiful colour for your next Macan Turbo, you can expect to catch all the eyes this summer!
When it comes to Racing Yellow, it needs no introduction: it's one of Porsche's most famous and iconic colours! Considered a "standard hue", it is still an extraordinary shade. Bright without being aggressive, fresh enough without tending towards lemon yellow, and warm enough without looking like a chick yellow, Racing Yellow brings the shape of Porsches to life without being too flashy. A real tour de force!
And like the word "racing" in its name, this yellow is particularly suited to the supersport cars of the Zuffenhausen manufacturer, such as the 718 Cayman GT4. All in all, this is a colourful shade that will make you stand out on the road and on the track, as much for its flamboyance as for its elegance!
After all the expressive colours seen above, you might think that Carrara White Metallic would be bland. However, this would be a serious mistake!
Depending on the light and the angle, it ranges from a pale grey to a bright white that can be reminiscent of freshly fallen snow in the sun. A surprising complexity emerges from the simplicity offered by all whites, making this Carrara White Metallic a colour with a rare purity in today's production. And it is the perfect complement to the lines of any Porsche that wears it, as the characteristic design from the Zuffenhausen manufacturer is usually timeless and natural.
However, this colour is very misleading as to the origin of its name. Indeed, we've been asked many times “Should it not be 'Carrera White Metallic' in reference to the 911 Carrera, instead of ‘Carrara White Metallic’?” And the answer is no, and for a good reason. This white is named after a type of white marble that originates from Italy, more precisely from the town of Carrara in Tuscany.
However, you can also choose even more exclusive colours than those mentioned above, which are not necessarily included in the current colour range offered by the manufacturer, and which are tailored to you.
How is this possible? Quite simply with the programme Paint To Sample, offered by the Stuttgart-based manufacturer. The idea is quite simple: you bring in a sample of the colour you want to paint your Porsche with when configuring the latter. There are two options: you can either find a shade that comes close to it in the existing list of Paint To Sample colours (thereby guaranteeing its exclusivity), or you decide to submit your own colour that is not on this list.
Porsche will then carry out a feasibility study to ensure that the colour will remain uniform over time on all body panels. Once the feasibility study has been approved, your new Porsche will be painted in the selected colour. Paint To Sample has resulted in some extraordinary hues, one of the most recent and brilliant examples being the stunning Python Green. As you can see, Paint To Sample shades are rare, beautiful and therefore extra-exclusive, and the limit for creating your own is your imagination!
The bottom line is clear: you are bound to find the colour of your dreams for your future Porsche, whether it's a 911, a 718, a Porsche Cayenne or a Porsche Macan, or a Porsche Panamera or a Taycan. With the incredible range of standard, special and Paint To Sample colours offered by the Zuffenhausen-based manufacturer, the possibilities are endless! Contact one of our specialists at Porsche Rive-Sud in St-Hubert as soon as today, even if you live in Brossard. It will be our pleasure to help you make your dream come true: driving a Porsche sporting YOUR colour. We look forward to helping you make your project a reality!