2019 Honda CR-V Visualizer – All 10 Colors + Animated GIFs

The CR-V has held onto its spot in the top six selling vehicles in the USA for years now. This latest generation brings a huge leap forward in design and style — to the point we’ve started to really admire them on the road! Pricing is from about $25k and up with four trim levels and all CR-Vs come with these gorgeous LED daytime running lights up front.  To get the sexy full-LED headlights takes the Touring trim or an option package.  To help out on your CR-V shopping, we’ve put together a full visualizer of the new CR-V in every color, from every angle.  Animated GIFs will spin each car around (albeit a bit choppily) in each of the ten colors. There are five colors in the silver/grey family so you should definitely try for a look in the flesh before deciding online. Enjoy!   2019 Honda CR-V Colors …

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Insider: What Your Car Color Says About Your Personality

Ford GT Colors 9

  When we buy a car, there are many things to consider. For some people, it’s all about horsepower and style, and for others its practicality and fuel consumption. Although we do think about the color when we select the perfect make and model, there is a hidden aspect of the choice you make and how it matches your personality. You may think this choice is just determined by your favorite color or how you think a particular car should look but in fact, this choice is actually determined by a number of physiological aspects and can give you an insight into your personality. Check out some of the most popular car color choices and see if any of these features match your psyche. Black Interestingly, this color can be a symbol of power and style and also gives off an air of mystery. In relation to personality traits, someone …

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2018 Aston Martin VANTAGE – Official Configurator GIFs + Q Palette Neons

Time for a follow–up to the fantasy colorizer.  This launch for Vantage was well planned indeed! The car is showing up in special events across the globe in person – despite just coming online officially days ago.  Fittingly, the cofnigurator is fully live and the Vantage is rumored to be sold out for first year already! Favorites include the Lime Essence launch color, a few of the Aston Designer Pre-Specced models and the new Q Palette.  Shades so wild they need their own brave champion to drive! One of these is Kermit green, which we landed on through the detailed exterior walkthrough. We have animated GIFs of 35 of the Vantage color choices, a walkthrough of exterior option screens and even a cabin peek.  Loving this machine from all angles. Check out all the animated sequences to find a favorite.  The actual names of the colors are in the large …

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2018 Aston Martin VANTAGE – Fantasy Colorizer in 50 Candy Paints

One of 2018’s sexiest new cars has landed.  The new Aston Martin Vantage takes a quantum explosion into the future.  V8TT, tight and lithe chassis, and sparing design that relishes drama.  Here is a shark on the autobahn.  An MX-5 GT500 some might joke. But here this Vantage is so, so painfully beautiful that it makes the 911 seem trad and old.  Onward to the future of Aston. The reveal Vantage wears a very familiar Lime Essence paintwork that does what I always do.  Try to find that elusive perfect yellow-green. As Vantage strides into the future, we take a stab at one of our past’s greatest hits.  The COLORIZER! This time we have an obsene amount of delights.  The base template is the four-square tile image.  It then breaks into units for scrolling GIFs. What these all prove is that Vantage design is a winner.  In every color imaginable. …

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BMW M4 By Cam-Shaft.de Goes Custom in Battleship Grey/Orange

Out on the ocean they say never to mess with any grey ships — and that will be a good rule at the stoplights now too. One of the worst things about this generation M3 and M4 is the color selection.  Each of the standard colors are dull while BMW Individual shades add $5k and endless order complexity.  SO of course there is a thriving aftermarket in personalizing the machines. CamShaft out of Germany did this light stage one mod with a powerchip, KW coilover suspension and vinyl body wrap.  It is a primer grey/blue with a smooth sheen unlike most glossy paint. The results are quite sexy and tasteful with orange color accents and black BBS alloys.  A color accent on the tire lip is nice and on-trend, too.  A few of the military warnings are a nice winky final touch.   BMW M4 By Cam-Shaft.de CAM SHAFT UNMASKS …

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2017 Ford Explorer Platinum 4×4 – HD Road Test Review

As recently as ten years ago, all you had to ask for was a seven-seat SUV. The options were pretty limited and you found your way into various full-size Suburbans or Expeditions. These days, car shoppers have to get a lot more specific.  There are over 50 SUV and crossover models capable of seating seven.  But they are certainly not all equally capable. The Ford Explorer aims to be one of the largest mid-size SUVs out there – one with real seating in the third row and decent luggage room with all seats up.  The Explorer is very-much an SUV versus a crossover — in what it can tow/haul as well as how it drives day-to-day. It still delivers on the SUV premise it invented 25 years ago with the new-for-2017 facelift and Platinum trim level.  But is an LED lighting upgrade, satin chrome grille and posher cabin leather enough to make the …

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2017 BUGATTI Chiron – Factory Tour Shows Incredible Build Process

How does one create the highest-performance vehicle in the world?  Despite being faster than any other road car once built, the Chiron takes a very measured few steps into this world.   Hand-assembly over two months and extensive testing at every step of the way is not a fast process — but is required to make sure these bleeding-edge pieces of technology are ready for primetime. And quality is critical: most of the 70 or so cars the Molsheim plant can produce annually will head to far corners of the globe.  Repairing any issues is not a simple trip down to your dealership — but will involve air-freight and perhaps not seeing the car for months. How does Bugatti ensure the quality of their insanely-powerful engines, carbon-fiber structural elements and every luxury personalization imaginable? Slowly but surely. Check out the detailed assembly intro below from Bugatti, along with two dozen photos …

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FOSTLA.de 2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus – Sunflower Matte Metallic + Self-Healing XPEL

The new R8 is available in a comically small palette of factory colors.  About the hottest one is a dark army green… and that is saying something.  Yes, the blue and red and yellow shades are on the R8 builder, but they definitely lack that last bit of supercar punch. Enter the wrapping boutique Fostla.de — forever experimenting with the latest mirrored and color films for their chic clientelle. This new look is a stunner: sunflower matte metallic vinyl wrap, protected by a layer of XPEL film all around.  This keeps the finish perfect and also adds a bit of a semi-gloss look to the wrap.  Somewhere between satin-finish and matte metallic! Whatever the case, it is hot to trot. FOSTLA.de 2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus UNIQUENESS – FOSTLA.DE REVEALS A STUNNING AUDI R8V10 PLUS Photos: fostla.de fostla.de – also known as Lackschutz-Zentrum Hannover – in Seelze near Hannover is …

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Drive Review – 2016 GMC CANYON DuraMax SLT 4WD – By Ben Lewis

    We recently tested the all-new 2016 RAV4 Hybrid. What does this have to do with the GMC Canyon Diesel? Nothing, except it does point to a trend. Fresh powertrain choices in well-established vehicles. In the case of the Canyon – ok, just this once – the 2016 GMC Canyon 4WD SLT Short Box with 2.8L DURAMAX turbo diesel 4-cylinder – it means that the mid-size pickup buyer now has the opportunity to  enjoy the diesel goodness they’ve long been denied. Diesel has always been the go-to for the big rigs, and for the heavy-duty, 250-series size pickups as well. Nissan just introduced a segment-busting TITAN XD that sits between the traditional 150-series and a something a bit larger, and powers it with an available V8 turbo diesel by legendary maker Cummins. And in the 150-class, in 2014, Dodge began offering its turbo V6 EcoDiesel. So with the Canyon …

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