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The red of the Launch Edition that I see from the photos that people took at Geneva doesn't seem to be as nice as the one at the official 4C website. Can someone who has seen the red Launch Edition car at Geneva please tell me which one of the two below is closest to the real Rosso?

I much preferred the one at the website. The one taken at the show looks much more "plastic". The nice crease lines and 'muscles' of the car just doesn't show. I am hoping that it was due to inaccurate white balance or color temperature of the exposure.

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I realize that the photo below is the standard version instead of the Launch Edition, can't find a photo of the Launch Edition red but if I remember correctly, its is close or the same as the one shown below .
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The red of the Launch Edition that I see from the photos that people took at Geneva doesn't seem to be as nice as the one at the official 4C website. Can someone who has seen the red Launch Edition car at Geneva please tell me which one of the two below is closest to the real Rosso?

I much preferred the one at the website. The one taken at the show looks much more "plastic". The nice crease lines and 'muscles' of the car just doesn't show. I am hoping that it was due to inaccurate white balance or color temperature of the exposure.

[IMG]164870[/IMG]
I think both pictures are not really representing reality. The real colour is between the 2 definitely deeper than the one from the Geneva pic but not as much as the launch picture.
I would never chose a colour based on a picture as there are too many variables involved that could affect the colour perceived.

By the way, IMO the red is pretty plain and it's the same as on the Mito and Giulietta.
 
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I might be able to get a Launch Edition and will most likely choose red. As there is no time for me to wait to see the car before deciding, hence the question and is hoping someone here may have a more accurately exposed photo of the red Launch car.
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I'm waiting for production of the 6C, and (hopefully) subsequent availability in UAE.

If it does become available I would hope that it is available in Nuvola white, as per my GTA...
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Cool, I am very excited to know that some one from Hong Kong be able to get the launch edition! Any price offered from Swire? I will wait the cheaper standard edition.
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Cool, I am very excited to know that some one from Hong Kong be able to get the launch edition! Any price offered from Swire? I will wait the cheaper standard edition.
I was told that they hope to get a few Launch Edition out of the 100 allocated for the rest of the world and since I am the first in line (or 2nd, not sure) it's likely I will get one if I want .

They don't know the price yet. I haven't decided whether to get the Launch or Standard yet but will decide when I have more information on both.
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Bmw z4 to go?

I have a 2011 bmw z4 that may have to go for the 4c. Is that your intention as well? Bruce
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I have a 2011 bmw z4 that may have to go for the 4c. Is that your intention as well? Bruce
Yes, but mine is a 07 Z4 coupe. Now debating with myself whether the 4C or Cayman. I prefer the 4C but is worried that it may not be suitable for daily driving especially with the size of trunk and the fact that the rear hatch lacks a hydraulic support. Its a bit of a pain for grocery shopping when you have your hands full and have to prop up the rear hatch.

But having said all that, I will still likely go for the 4C if the price is right.
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I'm 11st in the list. I hope I can get one during the first shipment.
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My deposit receipt / agreement says "Guaranteed first shipment"
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The red is really hard to photograph - it is a pretty normal colour red, as stated, but at the shows it was under pinspot lights of all sorts of colour temperatures that made most digital camera's white balance just give up in horror
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Fyi the car on the left is not a launch edition. You can tell as it has that cheap nasty grey plastic headlight surround versus the much nicer carbon fibre ones..... Any excuse to rant about the lights haha....

All cars at motorshows dont look right in photos simply because of all the artificial lights.....
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Fyi the car on the left is not a launch edition. You can tell as it has that cheap nasty grey plastic headlight surround versus the much nicer carbon fibre ones..... Any excuse to rant about the lights haha....

All cars at motorshows dont look right in photos simply because of all the artificial lights.....
I think the best thing to do then is to see the car in person. Does anyone know which car shows in the coming months will I be able to see the 4C?
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every dealer will have one for a week as the launch models are delivered ...
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Good to know that ppl from HK are also interested in the 4C, anyhow, I heard the 4C will be in the LA show in Sept
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How many does HK got for the 4C allocation?
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How many does HK got for the 4C allocation?
talked to the local dealer yesterday but they still don't know at this moment.
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Fyi the car on the left is not a launch edition. You can tell as it has that cheap nasty grey plastic headlight surround versus the much nicer carbon fibre ones..... Any excuse to rant about the lights haha....

All cars at motorshows dont look right in photos simply because of all the artificial lights.....
I was in Geneva, the red one there was a launch-edition, same as the white one.
The non launch-edition was grey. So I'm wondering where this picture was taken ?
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It was taken in Geneva, on Mar 5th. The red standard vehicle was removed from the booth that evening, replaced by the red Launch Edition.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YLw...e_gdata_player

Now the red in this video is very close to the one shown in the official 4C website, and I must say it looks great !
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YLw...e_gdata_player

Now the red in this video is very close to the one shown in the official 4C website, and I must say it looks great !
With those headlight surrounds i am tempted. Looks awesome.

They MUST make it an option on standard cars.....
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It's a pretty red
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every dealer will have one for a week as the launch models are delivered ...
Any idea when that is?
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Any idea when that is?
Production of the LHD cars starts in May 2013

Production of RHD cars starts in September 2013

So the first cars should reach their owners early in the second half of this year..

And ETA for UK RHD LE cars are all around December 2013..

With SA being quoted early February 2014 for our LE cars
 
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Production of the LHD cars starts in May 2013. Production of RHD cars starts in September 2013. So the first cars should reach their owners early in the second half of this year..And ETA for UK RHD LE cars are all around December 2013..With SA being quoted early February 2014 for our LE cars
So, the US may get the first batch then. When I first inquired about the 4C, a salesman called me and said that they had not gotten the 4-door cars in yet. I couldn't stop laughing. So, I asked for the GM and am now #1 on their list. Let's just hope they get me the right car.
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