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Change of interior colour - what's your favourite?

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Hi guys,

So I'm planning on changing from yellow to gloss white (I know) exterior, via either a respray or vinyl.

What would your preferred colour interior be?

No right or wrong answers, just interested.

Currently mine is tan/beige and that's not good with white, so I'm thinking of opting for red.

For me the original tartan for the S1 is hideous!

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Love the tartan paint smile.png Appeals to my heart if not my car interior

I have been contemplating this for a while. My final choice will be either a very dark tan or plain old black. It depends on my exterior colour which is between Black (how original) or a Grabber Orange as on the Boss mustangs. (its close enough to an original Lotus colour for me)

What is helping me decide is checking out manufacturers websites and going through the configurators. The Ferrari one is particulalry good (although very tormenting as well) Good selection of exterior colours (surprisingly not all shades of red!!!) Also there is a convertible in there so the contrast of interior colour is easier to see. The Lotus website was unfortunately pretty useless. I tried for a few days but I never got it to work....rubbish.


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Clever idea to use the colours from manufacturers websites. The Lotus one isn't brilliant but the Evora has options for:

Venom Red, Imperial Blue and Cognac Brown...

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Black is obvious choice with white, but I'd also go for brown to be different (Lotus called it Tobacco I think) like on Trevor's white Turbo.


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white body with a dark blue interior does it for me (don't like black) or what about grey?

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How about a Chocolate Brown leather?, I have seen an Aston Zagota with this and it looked amazing.


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If it's white outside then the interior has to be black, QED


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I've been offline for a bit sorry (new baby!). When I've had the chance I've popped out to the workshop and started the colour change. I went with the closest match I could find Venom Red Leather, the colour choice from the current Lotus range.

I'm pretty pleased with the results - here's a comparison.

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You'll notice the leather has tighten up too on the right.

Still keeping the marcasite black though, and the exterior will white. Hoping if it's done well enough it'll look cracking :)

PS I have S4 seats (I believe) in the S2.

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Yes you have S4 seats, they don't really suit the car IMHO, but the originals S2 items are fixed rake and none adjustable so unless you are a particular size/shape they might not suit you.


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Just saw this thread........................Where do you come up with all the incredible pictures?

Plad paint!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Red looks great. Look forward to seeing those seats in an S2. Thinking of doing the same.


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Yup. Red :)


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