Ford’s Liquid Blue Gives Us the Blues
Ford Performance, the new halo conglomerate of all of the Ford Motor Company’s performance efforts, showed us some of what they were working on at the 2015 North American International Auto Show.
We saw the brand new Ford GT, the race-ready Ford Shelby GT350R, and the 2017 Ford Raptor. They all had one thing in common; they were all painted Liquid Blue. But, you probably won’t be able to get that color.
Concept vehicles often are painted in ridiculous colors that never see production. But Liquid Blue was used on more than one car. They even had Focus and Fiesta STs painted the color.
We asked about whether the color would see production, and got the same answer that the folks at Road and Track did. It’s a concept color and hasn’t been approved for production color status.
According to Road and Track‘s sources, the paint is actually multiple different paints applied to the vehicle. When we talked to our own sources about if the color will see production on the Raptor, we were told that the paint is quite heavy.
More than once weight was mentioned. Since the Raptor lost 500 pounds in moving from the 2014 version to the 2017 version, it makes sense that they don’t want to gain that weight back.
But they also didn’t completely say “no, it won’t happen.” If the color is green-lit for a car like the Ford GT, then it’ll be more likely to be an option on the Raptor. Ford will listen to consumer feedback, so if there’s enough demand for it, it’ll be made. We hope they they decide to do it.
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