: If this color were available on your V, would you have chosen it?



GMX322V S/C
06-11-13, 02:30 AM
Blue Chip:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Sl20WWxe6gA/UbbCHTA502I/AAAAAAAABcU/jqkku4t-Kww/s800/%252708%2520Blue%2520Chip.jpg

I had an '03 CTS company car in that color--what a great, deep, classy, blue. Apparently it was only available on the 2nd-gen CTS for a very short period of time after launch. A pity, IMO ('specially for the reason I heard it was pulled). Would've been my first choice for sure.

tkracing
06-11-13, 09:09 AM
It's a good color but I prefer the Opulent blue myself.

Trapspeed
06-11-13, 11:34 AM
They look pretty close in that pic but we know how that changes in real life. I like it either way.

M5eater
06-12-13, 08:05 AM
I think I would have rather stuck with opulent blue. I have a (very) dark blue color on the Avant. It strikes me as utilitarian.

If I had a chance to do-over, I would have gone for a stealth blue. Maybe Blue-diamond tricoat.

Jinx
06-12-13, 11:57 AM
I like my blues dark but intense. Based on Google Image results, Blue Chip looks like a good shade, a little brighter than your usual Porsche "is it black?" dark blue... but it seems a bit flat, at least in photos. Apparently it was a carryover color from the first-gen CTS, as I found several 06 and 07 images.

Most flattering photo of the color I found in a brief search:
http://images.carlotbot.com/pictures/39893765.jpg


Had Corvette's Night Race Blue been on the CTS-V, I might have gone for it. It does the "is it black" thing with more sparkle than Porsche, though it's a little undersaturated.

Navy Blue Metallic (from 99-01 Corvettes, actually pearlescent not metallic) is my favorite blue. Hints of purple in oblique light. If the V had that color I'd have been all over it. If I ever get a repaint, that will be my starting point.

http://www.corvetteblogger.com/images/content/2012/021612_7.jpg

GMX322V S/C
06-12-13, 01:45 PM
I think I would have rather stuck with opulent blue. I have a (very) dark blue color on the Avant. It strikes me as utilitarian.

If I had a chance to do-over, I would have gone for a stealth blue. Maybe Blue-diamond tricoat.

Blue is my favorite color, but on this car, I prefer darker blues that still have good flop to go with her aggresive, angular styling. I mulled over Blue Diamond a bit until I saw it up close on another model; the shade plus the gold flecks just put me off. If Opulent Blue were also available at first release, I probably would've picked it.


I like my blues dark but intense. Based on Google Image results, Blue Chip looks like a good shade, a little brighter than your usual Porsche "is it black?" dark blue... but it seems a bit flat, at least in photos. Apparently it was a carryover color from the first-gen CTS, as I found several 06 and 07 images.

Most flattering photo of the color I found in a brief search:
http://images.carlotbot.com/pictures/39893765.jpg

Indeed, it was a carryover from the first-gen CTS. I drove an '03 for two years and I thought the paint had plenty of flop--looked great on a full sunlit day as you walked around it (and could look past the first-gen's, um, peculiarities).


Had Corvette's Night Race Blue been on the CTS-V, I might have gone for it. It does the "is it black" thing with more sparkle than Porsche, though it's a little undersaturated.

I haven't seen it in-person, but it looks stunning in the photos I've seen.


Navy Blue Metallic (from 99-01 Corvettes, actually pearlescent not metallic) is my favorite blue. Hints of purple in oblique light. If the V had that color I'd have been all over it. If I ever get a repaint, that will be my starting point.

http://www.corvetteblogger.com/images/content/2012/021612_7.jpg
Sounds/looks interesting; the Corvette looks great in a lot of interesting colors and multi-layer treatments. Great fodder for the imagination if we want to keep a re-paint "in the family." :cool2:

MikeJCx9
06-13-13, 06:54 PM
Opulent Blue rules...if I couldn't get my hands on my Black Diamond I would have gone with the Opulent Blue, hands down. I have seen the Blue Diamond in person on the XTS and I LOVED it, but I have never seen nor heard of it on the CTS's - any model.

M5eater
06-13-13, 07:06 PM
Opulent Blue rules...if I couldn't get my hands on my Black Diamond I would have gone with the Opulent Blue, hands down. I have seen the Blue Diamond in person on the XTS and I LOVED it, but I have never seen nor heard of it on the CTS's - any model.

BDT was only avaliable for one model year if I remember right.

http://images.gtcarlot.com/pictures/6422839.jpg

WGT31
06-16-13, 06:58 PM
My sister has a BDT 09, beautiful color. Wish they still had the Black Sapphire/Blue Chip color available. I had two STS's that color. Loved it.

neuronbob
06-16-13, 08:32 PM
BDT=yuck. OBM is much better. I could have gone with the Blue Chip as well.

MikeJCx9
06-17-13, 01:14 PM
BDT was only avaliable for one model year if I remember right.

http://images.gtcarlot.com/pictures/6422839.jpg

I guess I was mistaken b/c that's not the color...this was the color. It almost looks black, but not in the sunlight it's beautiful...multiple colors and specks of flake.

Sapphire Blue Metallic
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GMX322V S/C
06-17-13, 03:36 PM
Is that an ATS or '14 CTS? (haven't developed my ATS vs. '14 CTS spotting skillz yet) I believe that color is also available on the Escalade of all things... Looked nice on the color chip at the dealer...

neuronbob
06-17-13, 05:37 PM
^^^^
Neither. It's an XTS.

GMX322V S/C
06-17-13, 05:49 PM
^^^Thanks. I just don't think of that model for some reason...