Anybody can drive a red car. You have to be a special kind of extrovert to drive one in orange.
Over the years, only a handful of cars have been available in the pumpkin hue, and an even smaller handful have really looked good doing it. Here are six cars perfectly suited to take the attention away from the stunning fall foliage.
MINI Cooper: Volcanic Orange
The MINI Cooper’s Volcanic Orange — which was available at least back to 2014 — definitely leans more to the yellow end of the orange spectrum, but you’re certainly not going to lose it in a parking lot.
Chevrolet Camaro: Inferno Orange
Orange has been a Chevrolet Camaro color almost since the very get-go. When it paced the Indianapolis 500 in 1969, the primary color was white, but the lettering was orange, as was the awesome houndstooth interior. More modern Camaros wear similar livery in SS trim, but the Inferno Orange will definitely let the valets know you’re coming.
Lamborghini Aventador: Arancio Atlas/Arancio Argos
If “all Corvettes are red,” all Lamborghini Aventadors are orange, so much so that Lamborghini didn’t paint it in one shade, it offered two. Arancio Atlas is the deeper orange of the two, but when Arancio Argos came out, it suited the supercar perfectly.
Dodge Challenger: Go Mango
Why do they even offer the Challenger in other colors? Ok, maybe Bright White because you fancy yourself as a modern version of Kowalski tearing across Highway 50. And OK, B5 Blue is pretty cool, too. But not only is this color awesome on the Challenger, “Go Mango” has to be the best color name since you could order an AMC AMX in “Big Bad Blue.”
Ford Mustang: Competition Orange
We loooove the Ford Mustang, but the color palate for 2017 is pretty disappointing. Out of ten possible colors, five are on the gray scale between Shadow Black and Oxford White. For a few short years ending in 2016, though, you could buy a Mustang GT in Competition Orange, a color that let everyone around you know that you weren’t to be trifled with.
Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock: Sunset Orange
The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock says something about its owner even if it’s painted Refrigerator White. In Sunset Orange, though, it’s an epic statement. Not many vehicles could pull it off, but the stubby Wrangler two-door just killed it. Sadly, Jeep discontinued the color for the 2015 model year, so you’ll have to comb used car inventory to find one.