Hot Chocolate: Which cars look best in brown?
Brown has long been seen as a polarising colour associated with the daggy late 1970s and early 1980s. But brown could re-gain popularity in the form of ‘new brown’ or duo-tones.
We take a look at five of the hottest cars in chocolate brown just in time for Easter!
When I was fresh out of secondary school, I was on a bit of a quest to be edgy. Of course. That’s why I sought out a chocolate 1976 BMW 3.0 decked out in tan leather upholstery as my first vehicle.
It had a M30 inline-six mated to an auto transmission and needed extensive restoration. I often referred to it as my ‘commodious chocolate clunk’ and it had a rattle and rumble that could be heard several suburbs away. Not to mention a slight seepage that gave off an unpleasant odour at times.
Despite these foibles, my chocolate clunk was a delightful drive, capable of handling any rippled road with finesse. And it looked the goods.
Dirt was barely visible on this hot choc and it stood out in the sea of silver cars that populated my neighbourhood.
So, it surprised me to learn just how polarising brown cars are.
Recent statistics from YOUi show that brown doesn’t even make the cut of popular vehicle colours on Australian roads. The most popular car remains white at 30 percent and more sedate colours like silver come in at 19.44 percent and grey at 8.02 percent.
Interestingly, ‘Champagne’ is common for drivers born prior to 1960. Surely the next step from champagne is chocolate?
Perhaps the slow uptake of brown cars lies in its association with the daggy vehicles of the 1970s and 1980s. It seems little is known about ‘new brown’ and duo-tones which offer a rich velvety depth and swirls of character.
Bobby Zagame, Managing Director of Zagame Automotive Group, is a keen supporter of brown cars of today.
“There is the old brown as we know it, and the new brown which is usually a mix of brown with a gold or red metallic accent’, he explains. “The new brown has been used in Rolls Royce current colour palette and Pagani have a lovely brown based carbon fibre which looks amazing!”
It sure does. So, without further or do, here’s the hot chocolate list to ‘eggnite’ your passion for brown!
This is the hypercar of the gods. The Godiva chocolate car. In fact, it’s appropriately named after an Andean wind god named Huayra-tata. And boy, does it ride like the wind with its potent performance!
The brown Huayra is like a perfectly-sculpted Praline, rousing the senses with layers of chocolatey flavour and oozing with charm. You could wax lyrical about this car.
2. Bugatti Veyron
The Veyron is devilishly delicious offering a robust ride with over 1000 HP and a top speed of 450 km/ph. This car coated in chocolate is a dramatic visual statement, superlative in style, and like a rich molten chocolate bar with unctuous gold flakes.
This elegant Rolls-Royce Ghost has divine dynamism, sweeping lines and offers a refined ride with joyous caramel duo-tones. It employs only the most exquisite ingredients just like a Couverture chocolate that gives way to a satisfying liquid gold interior.
Driving around in this luxury SUV is like putting on a comely chocolate robe in rough terrain. An effortless drive, the Bentayga’s flowing curves and seamless surfaces offer new heights of pleasure.
5. MINI Cooper
It may be small, but the Chocolate Cooper is a capacious mini masterpiece. Like a salted
caramel slice, this iconic hatch has panache and playfulness. A real crowd pleaser.
Natasha Laging is a Digital Content Specialist with a passion for the automotive industry. She has previously worked for the carsales network contributing news and features, and overseeing the execution of strategic social media strategies. She has a special love of Aston Martins and 1960s Ford Mustangs.