5 of the most expensive car painting options that can buy a new car, including the ChromaFlair and the Frozen Gray.
A custom paint finish can totally change the look of a car, giving it an entirely different personality. That’s why car manufacturers let their luxury car models come with a range of impressive, but expensive, paint options for those lucky to enough to afford it.
Here’s just of a few of the most expensive factory paint options around.
1) Range Rover ChromaFlair ₦6 Million
ChromaFlair finish is offered in 8 psychedelic designs on the $127,000 2011 Range Rover Autobiography at a cost of $14,500.
It causes light interference, with the surface reflecting and refracting so that it appears to change colour as you move around the car.
2) Bentley Mulsanne Custom ₦12.5 Million
Bentley offers 115 standard colors, 24 two-tone selections, and four styles of hand-painted accent stripes just for its $290,000 Mulsanne.
During the $30,000 and 8 days paint job, Bentley applies 2 layers of primer by hand. Next, at least one base coat is hand-sprayed in solid, metallic, or matte finish.
Robots then apply two clear coats, while human carbon-based painters perform the final rubdown.
3) Bugatti Veyron Custom ₦6.4 Million
An elaborate painting options for just $15,500, customers can opt for two tone exteriors, custom body outlines, and even specialised finishes such as the L’Or Blanc.
The whole process takes up to 3 months, with inspectors spending 2 days going over the finished job with a magnifying glass before approving delivery.
4) BMW M3s Frozen Gray and Frozen Black ₦8.5 Million
In 2012, BMW offered a limited edition M3 in Frozen Gray or Black,adding approximately $20,500 to the purchase price.
The Frozen surface was prone to being easily damaged, and BMW made customers sign a waiver that voided the warranty if they did not maintain the coat in unspoilt condition.
5) Mercedes-Benz Alubeam ₦7 Million
Available exclusively for SLS AMG owners. Chrome, polished silver, it’s mirror like shine can’t be missed. How do they do it? Well at $17,000 per paint job and no robots here, the extremely labor-intensive paint process involves 7 separate layers done by trained experts. It’s like spraying liquid metal.