On top of offering U.K. i8 shoppers a taste of the rainbow, BMW is also allowing them further tweak their favorite flavor. All colors are available with a metallic, non-metallic or Xirallic finishes, which BMW says will create “scintillating effects”, thanks to a mixture of synthetic mica, or aluminum flakes in the paint. For those who don’t fancy more than a bit of sparkle on their ride, a matte finish is also available, and probably advisable given the loud personality of the car.
s it odd that BMW chose to offer this array of colors to an island nation typically known for their love of staid design? Certainly struck me as a bit strange, but then again, my view of English culture is distorted by growing up watching Upstairs Downstairs and Fawlty Towers.
Clearly the success of the aforementioned Protonic Red i8 is indicative of where the market for the i8 is headed, so it’s pretty easy to see how buyers who are already in the market for a rather outlandish car would want to take it a step further by opting for one of these individual colors.