Colors We Would Like to See on the C8 Corvette: BMW’s Atlantis Blue Metallic

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Colors We Would Like to See on the C8 Corvette: BMW's Atlantis Blue Metallic

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Up to this point, this series has stuck to colors from the General Motors portfolio that could readily be applied to the eighth-generation Corvette. For this edition though, we are jumping into the deep end to take a look at one of the most stunning paints in all of autodom, BMW’s Atlantis Blue Metallic.

There are a lot of turquoise/teal hues out there, especially in BMW’s paint rotation, but to your author’s eyes, Atlantis (usually referred to as Atlantis Blue but officially named Atlantis Metallic by BMW) is the finest of the bunch.

In the light, it turns that perfect shade of green that is usually reserved for shallow tropical ocean water. Park it outside of the sun though, and it turns into a rich shade of teal. This is a hue that neighbor kids might attempt to swim in if you leave your car unattended.

Colors We Would Like to See on the C8 Corvette: BMW's Atlantis Blue Metallic


Atlantis is only available through “BMW Individual,” an exclusive collection of customization options available to customers who are willing to pay more for a bespoke Beemer. These customers not only have unique paint options, but they can have them “frozen” which is BMW speak for matte, which the Bavarians describe as “adding striking definition to boldly sculpted surfaces.”

We hope to see this level of customization come to Bowling Green at some point but for now, what do you think of Atlantis Metallic, Corvette Nation? Would you order your new baby in this shade? Let us know in the comments and feel free to suggest some of your favorite colors for our future consideration.


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19 COMMENTS

  1. This is very similar to a “Laguna Blue” that I saw on a ’63 at the NCM not long ago…

  2. It looks like the kind of color that needs to be seen in person to be fully appreciated. I like it as much as every other shade of blue that the General has painted Corvettes in the past.

  3. Craig,

    It does need to be seen in person for the full effect but a quick Google image search for “BMW Atlantis Blue” can give you some idea of what a dynamic color it is!

    Thank you for reading and commenting,

    Alex

  4. If I were the “paint master” in Bowling Green and didn’t have to worry about what colors the customer might want, I wouldn’t bother to have any shade of blue available. We each have our own favorite(s), and blue “anything” is not one of mine. Isn’t it great that we have choices!

  5. Actually the color is closer to the wonder 6th gen color Jetstream Blue. Now that color or the BMW color is so easy to like/love especially compared to the distasteful Rapid Blue.

  6. Jetstream Blue,Atomic orange and Candy apple red. They also had a green with tents of blue depending on the light on the earl C7s. That looked great especially with saddle interior.

  7. Porsche has/had a “paint to order” color and custom interior color option. In ’86 the dealership ordered a metallic orange with blue leather 911 turbo. Actually, he ordered 2, both slant nose. I would think the new paint facilities could handle this and the supplier of interiors seem to be very qualified.

  8. Hopefully Corvettes new painting system will produce higher quality paint jobs on the C8. I’m guessing the same old people are still in charge of the colors that the C8 will come in. McLaren can offer 25 – 30 different (modern) colors for their cars, but GM gets excited that they are offering 12 colors for the C8. smh

  9. ALEX, MY COMMENT WAS MEANT TO SAY THAT SOME COLORS DO NOT PHOTOGRAPH WELL, THE BMW COLOR PUT ME IN THE MIND OF JETSTREAM BLUE WHICH I THOUGHT WAS A VERY NICE COLOR FROM A FEW YEARS BACK. YOU’RE WELCOME

  10. GM has no need to “reinvent the wheel” so to speak. The Corvette palette going back to the C1. Some of those colors are superb. Witness Black Rose Metallic and Lime Rock Green. Those colors really “pop!”

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