What's Wrong With This Picture: Black is the New Black Edition

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago

From the Lotus press release:

Translated as ‘dark’ from Italian, the name ‘Scura’ reflects the stealth character of this already fierce looking Lotus and its stunning soft-feel matt black paint finish. Limited to just 35 cars globally, this Exige evokes a desire to ‘indulge your dark side’. This is a serious looking car and enhancements to performance and a reduction in weight from the production level Exige S means that the Exige Scura demands to be driven by a serious driver.

The Lotus Exige Scura is painted in a ‘soft feel’ water borne matt black paint finish that is resistant to most normal forms of atmospheric attack provided the special cleaning and maintenance requirements as specified by Lotus are strictly adhered to. However due to the textured matt finish, fading or discolouration of all or part of the matt paint finish may occur during the early life of the vehicle and this is considered normal and is specifically excluded from any warranty given by Lotus. The special matt paint finish utilised on the Lotus Scura is provided with a limited warranty of the earlier of 12 months or 12,000 miles/20,000 km from the date of first registration of the vehicle. Please consult your Authorised Lotus Dealer for full details.

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  • Dean Dean on Oct 19, 2009

    It looks cool in a Mad Max kinda way, but I wouldn't pay for one. Like others have said, it will look like crap the first day it gets dirty. And it will stay looking like crap, because nobody will have the patience to clean it, including the guy Mr. Rich hires to do it.

  • MattMan MattMan on Oct 19, 2009

    JSForbes: They really turned the black up to 11, didn't they? :-)

  • Rix Rix on Oct 19, 2009

    What I really, really want is a car in polished metal like an old WW2 aircraft.

  • Starbird80 Starbird80 on Oct 20, 2009

    This reminds me of a certain spaceship in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: "It's the weird colour scheme that freaks me. Every time you try to operate one of these weird black controls, which are labeled in black on a black background, a small black light lights up black to let you know you've done it. Hey, what is this, some kind of galactic hyper-hearse?"