Barra: 5 New Colours - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
» Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > The Pub
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

The Pub For General Discussion

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-16-2002, 23:07   #1 (permalink)
Mr. Embargo
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Embargoland
Posts: 3,745
Barra: 5 New Colours

Five new expressive metallic colours will give the Barra Falcons an eye-catching presence when the cars go to market later this year.

Ford’s Barra Falcon family will showcase a quintet of fresh, modern and imaginative new colours, incorporating top trends from the world's latest fashion directions.

Phantom, a deep, expressive and emotionally charged purple, will be the hero colour for Ford's more powerful and assertive models. Rich and vibrant, Phantom draws on the strongest hues of nature to deliver a colour that's bold, confident and full of passion.

Ford’s first expression of its passionate new colour direction was exposed at the 2002 Melbourne International Motor Show in the form of the explosive ‘blood orange’ paint scheme of the acclaimed R7 concept, as well as with the introduction of the vibrant Blueprint.

Acid Rush continues the injection of electrifying colours in the Falcon palette. It's a retina-searing, hot yellow, with plenty of shine and vigour.

The three other colours to be introduced across the Barra Falcon range are refined and modern.

Ice Mint Silver is a silky tinted silver with a hint of green. “It’s a soft, delicate and intricate colour that is confident, complex and ever-changing,” says Ford’s Colour and Trim Design Manager, Sharon Gauci.

Ice Mint Silver will replace Liquid Silver in the colour chart.

For more urban types, there's new Mercury Silver – a darker mid-toned silver that replaces today's Meteorite. "Mercury Silver is an edgy, technical and refined interpretation of modern architecture and materials," says Gauci. "It's a pure neutral silver that travels from light to dark seamlessly."

Blue Pearl will replace Monsoon. It’s a more dramatic, mid/dark blue with lots of depth. The depth of this colour is luminous in its brighter highlights and graduates to a darker, brooding shadow. It's classy and sophisticated.

The five new shades will join the seven carry-over colours from the existing range.

The new fashion colours will enhance Barra’s contemporary feel while offering younger, sporty buyers a choice of extrovert hues.

"Colours on vehicles in Australia are becoming very chromatic on the exterior. Australians are no longer accepting the muted exterior colour palettes that have previously been offered," says Gauci. "The wider range of colour called for today can be directly attributed to the increasing awareness of lifestyle trends, the merging of fashion seasons between the hemispheres, and a deeper awareness of the value colour adds to our surroundings."
__________________
*Retired.
RPO83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-16-2002, 23:13   #2 (permalink)
JEM
Future XR Owner
 
JEM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Melbourne
Age: 37
Posts: 2,245
Thanks for the info mate. Good to see some new and interesting colors come along.

I'd say this info is what's expected to be seen on Mellor??
JEM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2002, 23:45   #3 (permalink)
Cheerful Idiot
 
Ford Fanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Slaving away at Uni
Age: 29
Posts: 1,614
Purple or yellow? Purple or yellow?

Just have to wait and see!

Great info mate... that Ice Mint Silver sounds interesting...
Ford Fanatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2002, 23:48   #4 (permalink)
Bring Back Jeff Kennet
 
FoMoCo4eva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Geelong
Age: 31
Posts: 2,277
Re: Barra: 5 New Colours

Quote:
Originally posted by RPO83



Phantom, a deep, expressive and emotionally charged purple, will be the hero colour for Ford's more powerful and assertive models. Rich and vibrant, Phantom draws on the strongest hues of nature to deliver a colour that's bold, confident and full of passion.

A new GT with that color sounds good..

remember the GTHO Phase 3 in Violet Purple??
__________________
FOR SALE: EA/ED |T5| |2.5' Zorts| |15' EF XR'S| |AU Thermo's| |XR cosmetics|

Advertised as $4000ono. Price is negiotable for a quick sale.
FoMoCo4eva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2002, 23:55   #5 (permalink)
Dual Exhaust Warrior™
 
XWJG34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Sydney
Age: 38
Posts: 1,172
Re: Re: Barra: 5 New Colours

Quote:
Originally posted by FoMoCo4eva
A new GT with that color sounds good..remember the GTHO Phase 3 in Violet Purple??
Vermillion Fire , Silver Fox, Track Red, Wild Violet, Diamond White ahhhh i dig the hue!!! Good to see Ford introducing colours reminiscent of the past. Cant wait for Barra BRING IT ON!!!
__________________
LSUG (Leaf Spring Users Group) Durability Tester and Restorer.
Delete striped BAGTs look like (*)(*)less models!!!!
XWJG34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2002, 00:05   #6 (permalink)
must stay under 0.25 ppd.
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Adelaide SA
Posts: 228
Re: Barra: 5 New Colours

Quote:
Originally posted by RPO83

Acid Rush continues the injection of electrifying colours in the Falcon palette. It's a retina-searing, hot yellow, with plenty of shine and vigour.
Retina searing?

Next it will be...
"The seat bolsters are so firm they squash your legs together enough to stop the circulation in your 'nads"....

Sorry... I actually love the license which marketers give themselves....
__________________
Well done SA pollies (for once). Hoon laws are long overdue to protect car enthusiasts against idiot drivers.
tonyk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2002, 00:06   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Aussie Falcon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 2,153
Sad to see my two Favourite.. Liquid Silver and Meteorite go, but REALLY looking forward to the new colours. Will they show a colour patch?
__________________
My Photography Gallery: http://www.csphotography.com.au/
__________________
Aussie Falcon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2002, 00:23   #8 (permalink)
Ford Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 1,156
Sweet!!
I like the sound of this Phantom colour..
Throw away the cardigans and never look back.

I wonder tho, its not just younger buyers who have been snapping up Holdens bright colours. Middle aged men or women looking to express a mid-life crisis in some way sometimes choose them, much to there betterhalfs anger.
IPhido is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2002, 00:29   #9 (permalink)
Dreamer
 
South's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Perth
Posts: 670
did anyone else read that in a funny voice in there head, like an emotional voice over on a documentary??

or is it just me, in my ****ed up world

nice colours tho, yellow is a bit full on for the falcon shape, purple however could be nice
South is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2002, 01:48   #10 (permalink)
LOOKING FORWARD TO NYE!!!
 
tickford2001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: in the land of au
Posts: 2,512
phwoooaaaarr! this sounds great, these colours sound like they are gonna definately give barra the attention it deserves! i gotta get me one of these babys!
tickford2001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > The Pub



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ingall wins his first race with Ford!! FPRXR-6 Ford Racing Across the Globe 33 03-09-2003 06:03
New Barra Info from John Mellor NZ XR8 The Pub 21 06-21-2002 05:10
Barra News: IRS RPO83 The Pub 32 05-22-2002 07:24
Another Barra Article JEM The Pub 7 05-02-2002 19:37
Can ECU cars be tuned for PULP? EA S General Tech 26 12-07-2001 22:09

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 20:17.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.